Godly Play Maritimes


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Register for Core Training – Fall 2019

For more information about Godly Play Training. Please read Training for Fall 2019.

Ready to Register for Godly Play Core Training ? 

DATES FOR the FALL TRAINING 

Friday, September 27 from 4pm – 9pm AND Saturday, Sept. 28
from 8:30 – 5:30pm AND 
Friday, October 18 from 4pm – 9pm AND Saturday, October 19
from 8:30 – 5:30pm 

WHERE? The Training will be hosted at First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS

Certificate of Accreditation is awarded upon completion of all three required modules.
All required modules must be completed within two years of commencement of training.

You are expected to read Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome Berryman before attending training.  The Kindle edition is now available.

COSTS

Registration Fee: $350 includes Lunch and Refreshment breaks.
Your registration is only guaranteed upon receipt of payment.

Please Note: Minimum of 12 paid participants required for training sessions.

Godly Play Maritimes reserves the right to cancel a Training Module if there are insufficient participants, and refund paid registration fees.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS

Less than three weeks: Refunds cannot be given for partial or non-attendance.  However, paid registration can be used for a substitute to attend the training.

More than three weeks:  With notice to Godly Play Maritimes 21 + days before the start of training, the registration fee will be refunded less $50 cancellation fee.

Need more information? Contact our Registrar –  Email Registrar

READY TO REGISTER?  Fill out this form and begin the Registration process. Our Registrar will contact you shortly and send you additional registration information.


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Training for Fall 2019

Godly Play Core Training for Storytellers & Doorpersons

Fall 2019 in Halifax!  September & October

There are a lot of things you can learn from a book or a lecture, but Godly Play is best learned from the inside out.

At a Godly Play Core Training participants
· experience and learn about the different kinds of Godly Play stories;
· tell a story by heart and receive supportive feedback;
· learn the fundamentals of setting up your own Godly Play space and program.

Training is offered by accredited trainers from Godly Play Maritimes and includes three key plenary sessions and stories from each of the Godly Play genres:

Friday, September 27 from 4pm – 9pm AND Saturday, Sept. 28
from 8:30 – 5:30pm AND 
Friday, October 18 from 4pm – 9pm AND Saturday, October 19
from 8:30 – 5:30pm 

The Training will be hosted at First Baptist, 1300 Oxford St., Halifax, NS

Certificate is awarded upon completion of all three required modules. Modules may be attended in any order, over time and location. However full registration is due in advance of commencement of program.

Cost: $350

Please contact the Godly Play Maritimes Registrar for more information:

Refresher for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons

Come again! Godly Play Storytellers and Doorpersons are invited to attend the Core Training as a refresher.  Join with a new cohort of storytellers and share your experiences and refresh your skills. Choose one module or come for all three! Cost: $60 per day module includes lunch and snacks. Complete registration form for Core Training and note in comments to the registrar that you are attending training module(s) as a refresher and the date you originally completed Core Training.


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Godly Play Introductory Day

ONE-DAY INTRODUCTORY GODLY PLAY WORKSHOP

Saturday, October 27 from 9:45am- 3:30pm:   Cost is $20.

at the Godly Play Space at First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS

  • Godly Play is a creative approach to nurturing children’s faith.
  • It values process, openness, discovery, community and relationships.
  • It supports children in being more fully aware of the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.

In this Introductory Workshop Participants will:

  • Experience a full Godly Play session and explore the Godly Play method.
  • Explore a Godly Play space.
  • Look at the pattern of a Godly Play session and the key elements of Godly Play
  • Discuss how to adapt Godly Play principles for use with Sunday School, in children’s stories, worship, and pastoral care.

         This day is open to all whether you are a leader or parent or you just love hearing stories.

Leadership: Shawn Redden, Janice MacLean, Anne Pirie,  Godly Play Canada Trainers

Please register by sending your name and email to Janice, Acting Registrar for Godly Play Maritimes: EMAIL

Cost is $20 and please bring your lunch. Tea/coffee provided.


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Godly Play Core Training Fall 2018

Join us for core training in Halifax at First Baptist Church.

Friday, September 21  (8:30-5:30) Module A – Sacred Stories and Creating Sacred Environments.

Saturday, September 22 (8:30-5:30) Module B –  Parables and the Spirituality of the Child.

Saturday, October 27 (8:30-5:30) Module C – Liturgical Action Stories and the Community of Children.

Registration is limited – a minimum of 12 participants is required for the program. Applications will be received on a “first come, first serve” basis. Your space is not confirmed until FULL payment is received.

READ MORE about Module Training and Core Training here and BEGIN THE APPLICATION hereGodly Play Core Training.

Do you have questions?  Email Registrar


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Refugees – A Godly Play Inspired Story

Love is Stronger than Fear
by Mora MacDonald
DSC_6240Mora is an elementary School Counselor and  Godly Play Canada Storyteller at Sackville United Church, Sackville New Brunswick. She wrote this story when her church decided to sponsor a Refugee family to help children understand who a refugee is and consider how God might want us to live with refugees.

Script is written. Movements are in brackets.

Watch where I go to get this story so you will know where to go to find it. (Talk lower, but clear enough so the children can hear you as you find the pieces you need around the room.) I need that last card of creation, the Holy Family card from our Christmas story, a candle, some people of God, the 10 best ways heart. Hmmm… anything else?? Of course, the desert box. And I brought some things I had at home in this basket. Continue reading