Godly Play tells “our” collective stories in a simple, creative and natural way. It’s about wondering, not analyzing; bringing a new dimension to scripture for the story teller as well as the listener. The best thing is that every parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin and friend can learn to do this at home, offering people of all ages an opportunity “wonder” how God is speaking to them.
Theologian, author and educator, The Rev. Dr. Jerome Berryman, developed the Godly Play® method curriculum of spiritual practice to explore the mystery of God’s presence in our lives. This is the basis of the Stories of God at Home: A Godly Play Approach resource in which “God invites us into—and pursues us in the midst of—Scripture and spiritual experience.” Godly Play practice encourages us to listen for God and to authentically respond.
The pressures of the world make it harder and harder to set aside time–at least regularly–for spiritual nurture. But, many families, including parents and grandparents, are looking for ways to nurture their child’s spiritual life.Stories of Godly Play at Home
Watch Kat Mercer present The Good Shepherd and the World Communion: A mid-week Godly Play Story. Kat Mercer serves as chaplain to St. Luke’s Nursing Home in Carthage, is a Godly Play Missioner, and the Regional Formation Consultant to the Southern Deanery bringing 30+ years formation experience to The Diocese of West Missouri. This story, The Good Shepherd and the World Communion, is from The Complete Guide to Godly Play, Volume 4, published by Church Publishing.