This training is FULL. Please contact Janice Maclean to put your name on the waiting list or learn about other

Godly Play Storyteller & Doorperson Core Training

Three Saturdays: May 4, September 14th, and November 2, 2013
8:30 am – 5:00 pm Each Saturday
May 4th will be held at the Maritime Conference Centre, Sackville NB

Discover Godly Play from the inside out.

 There are lots of things you can learn from a lecture, but Godly Play must be learned from the inside out.  This training will enable that to happen.  You will experience Godly Play stories as both leader and learner and have the opportunity to analyze storytelling techniques with peers in a collegial, non-judgmental setting.  You will experience the role of both storyteller and doorkeeper, learn how to establish a Godly Play environment and strengthen your skills in supporting the circle of children.  You will deepen your understanding of the spirituality of the child.  You will improve your skills, achieve greater clarity about the foundations of Godly Play, and leave nurtured in your own spiritual journey.

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  • The cost Core Training in Canada is $325. This amount is due when you register. Please contact Janice MacLean if you need to discuss other options.
  • $100 is non-refundable but if you withdraw up to 14 days before May 4, $225 will be fully refunded. The full amount can be transferred to another person.
  • You can pay on-line using your credit card through our PayPal account. Alternatively, you may choose to send a cheque.
  • If you are interested in Core Training but are not able to come on May 4, please email Janice Maclean.
  • We will be using the book, Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children by Jerome Berryman. For May. 4, we recommend you read chapters
    Chapter 1 – Why Play?
    Chapter 2: Thresholds
    Chapter 3: The Circle
    and the Glossary of Godly Play Jargon (p 149-154)
  • Application Deadline is April 19th, 2013.
  • You must be present for all sessions each day to receive a Godly Play Canada Certificate.


Anne Pirie is Sunday School Coordinator at Sackville United Church where offers Godly Play. She is especially proficient in using Godly Play in transitional space.

Shawn Redden has established Godly Play in two congregations.  She is minister at St. Paul’s United Church in Sussex, NB.

Janice MacLean is Maritime Conference minister for Christian Nurture & Enrichment and keen to share her love of Godly Play.

All are Godly Play Canada Trainers.

Helpful Information

  • United Church of Canada participants can apply for a Conference Learning in Community Grant and/or Vision Fund “First Third Leaders” funding. Other denominations should check with their denominational offices.
  • If you need to come the night before, the Coastal Inn is located next door to the Conference Centre. Please make your own arrangements. Contact Janice  if you want to share a room with another participant and we will try to connect you with each other. If having a billet arranged for you is helpful, please contact Janice.
  • Coffee/tea and muffins and cheese are available when you arrive. Lunch  and a travelling snack is provided.
  • Upon completion of the three Saturdays you will receive a Godly Play Canada Storyteller & Doorperson Certificate.

This training is FULL. Please contact Janice Maclean to put your name on the waiting list or learn about other

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