Godly Play 

 A creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture

What is Godly Play?

A creative and imaginative approach to Christian nurture, Godly Play

  • is based on long established, tried and tested approaches
  • uses symbols and objects as well as words
  • values process, openness and discovery
  • and encourages people to make meaning for themselves

It invites listeners into stories and encourages them to connect the stories with personal experience.

  • It’s  a non-coercive way to encourage children to move into larger dimensions of belief and faith
  • uses wondering questions and open-ended response time
  • aims to develop a deeper understanding of stories, symbols and rites
  • a way of preparing children to join in the worship and life of their faith community.

Godly Play Stories

Working with the Resources unit within THQ, we have recently produced downloadable versions of The Salvation Army Godly Play stories. These are available to anyone who has undertaken training in Godly Play.

Meet Andrea Harrison

Andrea Harrison is the Godly Play specialist for the UK territory. She helps train and equip leaders to run Godly Play sessions in their corps and community.

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Latest Godly Play resources

We update our page monthly with content to help support mission in your local context.