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Commuter Core Training – Ontario




Godly Play connects the stories of God’s people with the child’s own experience and relationship with God. The goal of Godly Play is to show how to be open to the Holy Spirit, the Creator and the Redeemer, all at once and all the time in every place.

Hosted by Islington United Church and Co-sponsored by Emmanuel College, this series of Godly Play Commuter trainings is designed to allow you to experience and tell Godly play stories and learn how to set up and manage a Godly Play space and session.

You will deepen your understanding of the spirituality of children.  You will achieve a greater clarity about the foundations of Godly Play, and leave spiritually refreshed. All learning will take place in a prayerful atmosphere of give and take with accredited and experienced Godly Play trainers.

Prior experience is helpful but not necessary.  We do recommend reading Teaching Godly Play: How to Mentor the Spiritual Development of Children, by Jerome W. Berryman.  A Godly Play Certificate of Accreditation will be awarded upon completion.

The training takes place over three Saturdays (February 3, March 3 and April 21) from 9:00-5:00 p.m. at Islington United Church, 25 Burnhamthorpe Rd, Etobicoke. Lunch and refreshments are included. Fee $325 +HST. Deadline for registrations is January 19, 2018.

Amy Crawford and Maya Landell bring deep experience with Godly Play to the training they will offer.

Amy Crawford is accredited as a teacher and trainer of Godly Play.  She has been using Godly Play in church settings for 20 years.  Amy lives in Toronto and works as the Leader of the Communities in Mission Team at the General Council Office of The United Church of Canada.

Maya Landell is the Minister at Islington United Church and has been using Godly Play for the past 15 years.  She has found it to be a transformative spiritual practice for herself and her communities of faith.


Core Training – Alberta

24 hours Over 3 Saturdays

February 3, March 3, April 21, 2018

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

$125 per session or $350 for all three! Leadership provided by accredited Godly Play Trainers

Godly Play is a creative and discovery based approach to faith formation and spiritual development.
It encourages people of all ages to make meaning and connect with God through Biblical story, wondering, creative response and community.
Come join the circle! Can’t make all 3 sessions? Missed sessions can be made up within 2 years for full accreditation.

Contact Ruth Lumax for more information (780) 352 2157
Or email – First United Church, Wetaskiwin

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Commuter Core Training – Langley BC

Godly Play Core Training (24 hours)

March 10, April 28 & May 26 2018​

Saturday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: $125 per day or $350* Discount if you register and pay for all three
United Church of Langley—Murrayville
21562 Old Yale Road, Langley
Full Accreditation Program is earned over 3 Saturdays

March 10 2018 Sacred Story Day
April 28 2018 Parable Day
May 26 2018 Liturgical Action Day
Register for 1, 2 or all 3, (preferably all 3),
but plan to stay for the entire day.
Can’t make all 3 days? Missed sessions can be made up ​

Cost of 1 or 2 sessions – $125
Cost for all 3 training sessions – $350*
must pay for all three at once to be eligible for the discount
Make cheques payable to ‘GPTBC’ (Godly Play Trainers of BC)
Mail to:
Barbara Hansen c/o 2207 Arbutus Road, Victoria BC V8N 1V2
Fees are due no later than March 1.2018
Please inqure to Anne Clark,
​about cost for re-certification.
Registration fee includes snacks and resource material. Space is limited to 18 people.​
Refunds are given for a cancellation prior to March 1.2018 less $50 administration fee.                     
No refund for a cancellation made after March 1.2018

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