Why do Godly Play at Home?
Recent research shows a growing lack of spiritual intimacy within Christian families. Adults don’t want to interfere with their children’s development as independent thinkers, or they are uncomfortable talking about God because as parents we also have many unanswered questions about our faith and life’s big questions (questions about good and evil, freedom and oppression, love and aloneness, life and death, and the presence of God).
Godly Play can bridge this gap. It is easy to do and it is non-threatening for both parents and children because there are no right or wrong answers. Families come together using bible stories to wonder and explore the “middle realm” of our faith. Godly Play can lead us to a place of authentic intimacy and spiritual maturity.
October 18: Welcome to Godly Play at Home!
October 25: The Story of Creation
In the story of Creation (Genesis 1:1 – 2:3), we begin to trace God’s elusive presence with, love for and gifts to God’s people. These threads are woven into all of Scripture. In the Godly Play presentation of this story, participants experience the days of creation through simple pictures that engage the imagination and lead to rich wondering!
There are at least two ways you can enjoy these materials with your family: you can watch a video of the story presented by the Godly Play Foundation, or you can print out the set of pictures provided below and tell the story together (or you can do both!). Blessings on your Godly Play time!