What is Godly Play?

, / 9th December, 2015

Godly Play is a term coined by Jerome Berryman[1] to describe an approach to children’s spiritual formation that is based on creating a sacred space in which to present the stories of faith, wonder about them together.
This is play. It is Godly.
Godly Play is unique. It is what Jerome Berryman calls his interpretation of Montessori religious education. It does not tell children “how to do it” or exactly what they should believe. Instead, it gives them a way to discover how to come close to the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
The goal of Godly Play is to teach children the art of using the language of the Christian tradition to encounter God.

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