Welcoming the Child: Godly Play© as a Spiritual Practice and Tool of Renewal

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Published on March 16, 2014

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A holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging SORRENTO CENTRE A holy place of transformation for learning, healing and belonging www.sorrento-centre.bc.ca • 1-866-694-2409 CONTACT US FOR DETAILS ABOUT COURSES, PRESENTERS &YOUR STAY AT SORRENTO CENTRE ! a friendly, welcoming, kind-hearted ecumenical conference & retreat centre offering personal growth, leadership and spiritual enrichment in the relaxed natural setting of the BC interior Two side-by-side Vancouver congregations practice Godly Play with their children on Sundays. Both communities have experienced surprising growth in their children’s ministries and a resurgence of family membership and participation. In this program for adult learners, find out how you can discover the same. We will explore through an introduction to Godly Play what transformation of the children’s ministry might mean to you and your entire congregation, with emphasis on the Anglican setting. You will experience the fun of Godly Play as both leader and learner, analyzing and telling stories from various genres with peers in a collegial, non-judgmental setting.You will learn how to establish a Godly Play environment (including the making and finding of the materials you need to introduce Godly Play back home) and strengthen your classroom management skills.You will deepen your understanding of the spirituality of children and reconnect with the glorious, playful wisdom of the child within you as you experience the joy of God’s presence. Monday, August 4 - Saturday, August 9, 2014 Welcoming the Child: Godly Play© as a Spiritual Practice andTool of Renewal withAnneClarkandMarilynHames All learning will take place in a prayerful, playful atmosphere with creative and experienced Godly Play trainers. Participants who successfully complete this training will have completed the first portion toward a Certificate of Accreditation from Godly Play Canada. ANNE CLARK is a certified Godly Play teacher (2006) and trainer (2008). She is passionate about holding sacred space for the work that children and God are doing together and about introducing Godly Play to those in our churches entrusted with the care of children. MARILYN HAMES is a parish priest and spiritual director who credits Godly Play with having transformed the parish where she serves and changed her whole approach to ministry. She is an accredited Godly Play storyteller, still discovering how Godly Play opens up the Sacred Story for children, and for adults too. Course Fee: $260. A $20 accreditation fee for Godly Play Trainers of BC is payable at the first class

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