2017 North American Godly Play Conference

2017 North American Godly Play Conference

Drawing the Circle Wider

Where We Started:  The Story of Godly Play & Jerome’s 80th Birthday
What We Have:  The Full Curriculum
What We Need:  Spiritual Maturity
Where We Are Headed:  New Stories, New Books

June 23, 2017 – June 25, 2017

The Inverness Hotel & Conference Center
200 Inverness Drive West
Englewood, Colorado 80112

#2017NAGPC

Conference Schedule

Friday, June 23

3p-4p – Registration – Colorado Lounge

4p-4:30p – Welcome and Introductions – Alpine 3/4

4:30p-5:30p – Building the Circle: Conocimitentos with Eric Law – Alpine 3/4

Where We Started

5:30p-6:30p – Plenary: The Story of Godly Play with Lee Dickson – Alpine 3/4

6:30p-7p – Break

7-9p – Birthday Party Banquet: The Story of Jerome Berryman with Jerome Berryman – Upper
Mountain View

Saturday, June 24

What We Have: The Full Curriculum

7:30a-8:30 – Breakfast – Upper Mountain View

8:30a-8:45a – Gathering + Worship – Alpine 3/4

8:45a-9:45a – Plenary: Godly Play: A Way for Today with Andrew Sheldon – Alpine 3/4

9:45a-10:15a – Break

10:15a-12p – Workshop Rotations
Traveling Along: Side-by-side Storytelling  with Christen Erskine – Christmas Alpine 3/4
Response Materials that Grow with Children  with Emily Griffin – Advent Alpine 1
Godly Play Large: Using Godly Play in Worship Settings  with Kathy Peddle + Donna Ronan – Green Growing Alpine 1
Volume 8: The Liturgical Synthesis Story – with Amy Crawford – Pentecost Alpine 2
Volume 8: Jesus in Jerusalem: The Story of Holy Week – with Lee Dickson – Lent Alpine 2
The Spiral of the Godly Play Curriculum – with Nancy St. John – Easter Alpine 3/4

12p-1p – Lunch – Upper Mountain View

1p-2:30p – Work Time
Making Easter Eggs with Erin Arrowsmith 25 person limit – $5 cash – Upper Mountain View
–Godly Play Resources Workshop: DIY Liturgical Calendar Banners with Teika Arnold + Nancy St. John – 12 person limit – $39.95 card or check – Upper Mountain View
–Sacred Space with Chaplains – Conference Lounge
–Swimming
–Hiking
–Golf (reserve with hotel)
–Tennis (reserve with hotel)
–Spa (reserve with hotel)

2:30p-3p – Break

What We Need: Spiritual Maturity

3p-4:30p – Plenary: Spirituality for Playing in God’s Diverse Community with Eric Law – Alpine 3/4

4:30p-4:45p – Break

4:45p-6:30p – Workshop Rotations
Inclusive Tools and Processes with Eric Law – Easter Alpine 3/4
The Art of Wondering with Regan Schutz – Pentecost Alpine 2
Spiritual Maturity: Prayer through Liturgical Action with Peter Privett – Christmas Alpine 3/4
The Art of Spiritual Direction with Jenny Wallace – Lent Alpine 2
Creating Safe Space: Combining Courage and Renewal Touchstones with Godly Play Practice with Jeffrey Creswell + Caryl Menkhus Creswell- Advent Alpine 1
Godly Play and Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Anne Pirie – Green Growing Alpine 1

6:30-7p – Break

7p-8p – Dinner – Upper Mountain View

Sunday, June 25

Where We Are Headed: New Stories, New Books

7:30a-8:30 – Breakfast – Upper Mountain View

8:30a-8:45a – Gathering + Worship – Alpine 3/4

8:45a-9:45a – Plenary: Growing + Changing: The Second Edition with Cheryl Minor – Alpine 3/4

9:45a-10:15a – Break

10:15a-12p – Workshop Rotations
The Holy Bible Story with Susan Mallison – Christmas Alpine 3/4
The Prophets Story with Rosemary Beales – Green Growing Alpine 1
Epiphany Story with Linda Clapp – Advent Alpine 1
Symbols of the Holy Eucharist Story with Emily Griffin – Easter Alpine 3/4
Saul Changes Story with Sally Thomas – Pentecost Alpine 2
The Good Samaritan Story with Cheryl Minor – Lent Alpine 2

12p-12:30p – Lunch – Upper Mountain View

12:30p-1:30p – Plenary: Stories of God at Home with Jerome Berryman – Upper Mountain View

1:30p-2:30p – Closing Eucharist with Rebecca McClain – Alpine 3/4

2:30-3p – Goodbyes

Lodging

The Inverness is now fully booked during our conference dates. Other nearby lodging suggestions:

Homewood Suites:  (303) 706-0102
Marriott Denver South:  (303) 925-0004

Arriving

dia-2Plan to arrive at the conference center by 3p on June 23rd to check into your room and pick up your registration packet. Conference presentations will begin at 4p and continue through 3p on June 25th.

The Denver International Airport (DIA) is 35 minute from The Inverness.

Comfort

  • All meals during the conference are included in the registration fee.
  • Please dress for your comfort and the weather. In June, Denver is close to 80F (27C) by afternoon, but down to 50s (12C) at night. Humidity is low, but it rains a little more in June. The conference itself will be inside with air-conditioning, so you may want to bring something light for time inside. Plan to be comfortable as you may want to be on the floor!

Conference Handouts

What We Have: The Full Curriculum

The Spiral of the Godly Play Curriculum – with Nancy St. John
The Spiral Curriculum
Blocks to the Creative Process

What We Need: Spiritual Maturity

Spirituality for Playing in God’s Diverse Community with Eric Law
Eric Law Handout

The Art of Spiritual Direction with Jenny Wallace
Spiritual Direction

Godly Play and Indigenous Ways of Knowing with Anne Pirie
Godly Play & Acknowledgement of Territory