Longside Church Sunday School has adopted the new name “Godly Play”. This is based on the “Godly Play UK” model of teaching. Children aged 3-12 are welcome to come along and join in.
“Godly Play – two words which don’t seem to fit together, but there isn’t a better way to describe this incredible method of discovering God’s presence in our lives. Gentle and worshipful, the invitation is not just to play, but to explore and wonder about the stories of God’s people, the stories Jesus told and to make the connections between these and our worship.
It is unlike any other approach to Christian education and, although it has been designed to meet the needs of children, it is for everyone. Godly Play is founded in the expectation of, and belief in, the child’s capacity for spiritual response. It allows children to explore Bible stories and Christian worship traditions in their own way and at their own level.