Children’s Formation

 

godly-playWe have a dedicated group of teachers who help shepherd children on their faith journey. They are taught by a “Door Keeper” and a “Story Teller” teaching team and utilize a curriculum called Godly Play.  Godly Play is a Montessori influenced approach to Christian formation.  Children are taught “the art of using Christian language –parable, sacred story, silence and liturgical action – helping them become more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.” (Godly Play Foundation)

Godly Play is:

  • Creative and facilitates personal discovery
  • Invites children into the stories of their faith
  • Encourages them to wonder about the stories of their faith
  • Structured to parallel the worship service
  • A curriculum that acknowledges the inherent spirituality of children
  • Transformational in that we create a sacred space where children can hear the stories of God, learn to talk to God and learn how to listen to God.

 

CHILDREN’S SUNDAY SCHOOL  –  Children in pre-K through fifth grade meet in the Children’s Chapel for Godly Play led by Courtney Wheeler, Cindy Jones, and Dennis Glowatsky. Older children act as mentors to their younger classmates as they learn together about faith stories.