Twelve New Godly Play teachers!

Twelve New Godly Play teachers!

For three days in Houston, I and my fellow trainer Karin Liebster worked and played with 12 new Godly Play teachers, taking the “core” training that results in certification from the Godly Play Foundation. This training allows people to immerse in Godly Play practice and theory. Besides hearing 14 stories, each person tells one to the group — and these people did so with grace and poise. They also learned about children’s spirituality, the importance of sacred space and how to create it, and how to support the circle of children. We enjoyed great hospitality from the people of Christ the King Lutheran Church, who hosted our training at Bellaire UMC. If you have not been through a core training, please consider doing so, not just for the children you love and teach, but also for the retreat-like experience deepening your own spirituality. See training opportunities in your area on http://www.godlyplayfoundation.org.

About threegreatdays

The Rev. Dr. Rosemary Beales is a Godly Play Trainer in the U.S.; an Episcopal Priest; Chaplain at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School in Alexandria, Virginia; a Godly Play Practitioner since 1996; and a mother and grandmother. Every day I get to be with 400 children at school and on weekends when I'm lucky, with my four terrific grandsons and three lively granddaughters. As a Godly Play practitioner, I want to spread the word about this life-giving, Montessori-based way of nurturing children in the Christian story and life. Godly Play, the creation of the Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman and his wife Thea, is used in many denominations and in many countries, and has been translated into at least seven languages. This blog is not an official publication of the Godly Play Foundation (see www.godlyplayfoundation.org) but seeks to be a clearinghouse for ideas and experiences of teachers, trainers, and parents. Join the conversation!

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