Godly Play is a creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture
It can be used in a variety of settings churches, schools, hospitals, care homes for the elderly
Godly Play is based on long established, tried and tested approaches
Godly Play uses symbols and objects as well as words
Godly Play values process, openness and discovery
Godly Play encourages people to make meaning for themselves
It invites listeners into stories and encourages them to connect the stories with personal experience.
Godly Play is a non-coercive way to encourage children to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith, through wondering questions and open-ended response time.
It is a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their congregations as they develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites.
Although it was originally developed as a resource for children, Godly Play is now being used with a wide range of age groups in a diversity of settings.
Godly Play is one of several variations of the Montessori tradition of religious education and has been developed in the United States by Dr Jerome Berryman.