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Are You Called to be a Trainer?

Are you called to be a Godly Play Trainer? Is children’s spirituality your ministry? Do you love Godly Play? Do you love teaching adults? 

Godly Play Trainers Gathering in Chicago

The Godly Play Foundation is pleased to announce we will be adding 12 additional Trainers to our U.S. circle. We will be hosting a Training of Trainers program beginning March of 2020. The application period is open until September 30, 2019. 

Applicants will be selected for interviews based on experience, engagement, recommendations and geographical location. An invitation to attend the Training of Trainers does not guarantee certification as a Godly Play Trainer. The path to becoming a Godly Play Trainer includes attendance at Training of Trainers sessions (face-to-face in Ft Worth Texas March 18 to 20, 2020 and Zoom meetings), and at least 2 mentored Core Trainings. Certification will follow the mentored Core Trainings and be based on the candidate’s skill in leading adults as well as their understanding of Godly Play and children’s spirituality.

The application can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you! 

If you have questions, please reply to this email to be in touch with Teresa Phares

Wondering Skills

An Interview with W. Lee Dickson, Executive Director of the Godly Play Foundation
by Jeannie Babb

Godly Play Executive Director

W. Lee Dickson
Executive Director
Godly Play Foundation

“I wonder if God has everything planned?” Asked to recall favorite wondering thoughts from children, this is the first one that comes to mind for W. Lee Dickson. It could also be a thematic question for Dickson’s own journey with Godly Play.

As of the new year, Dickson signed on to the role of Executive Director of the Godly Play Foundation — a turn in her story that she could not have anticipated the first time she walked into a Godly Play room about nineteen years ago.

“We were at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Cohasset, Massachusetts,” she recalls. ” A story was told to a group of adults nineteen years ago, at a fall orientation for parents of children in Godly Play.” Sally Thomas was the story teller, and she was telling the Great Family. Continue reading