What is Godly Play?
The result of a lifetime of research and practice by theologian, author and educator the Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, the Godly Play® method is a curriculum of spiritual practice exploring the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. The Godly Play curriculum engages what is most exciting about religious education: God inviting us into—and pursuing us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience. Godly Play practice teaches us to listen for God and to make authentic and creative responses to God’s call in our lives.
Children have an innate sense of the presence of God. The Godly Play approach helps them to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play. Based on Montessori principles and developed using a spiral curriculum, the Godly Play method serves children through early, middle and late childhood and beyond. Come join us!
How to get started
The Diocese of Hawai'i is blessed to have Jenny Wallace available to conduct trainings and provide support to all churches and schools utilizing Godly Play. She has conducted annual Core Training sessions for those interested in offering Godly Play, and refresher classes for those already certified. Please see her contact information at right.
The Episcopal Church in Hawai'i supports Godly Play, and has generously underwritten a portion of the training to help with tuition costs for churches in the Diocese.
Churches Using Godly Play
Network with other churches in the Diocese: