The first goal of St. Augustine’s Anglican is to provide Christian education for its children. Godly Play, the program we have instituted, is a hands-on curriculum for children 3 – 10. A dedicated team of adults at St. Augustine’s works together to provide active lessons to teach the stories of the Bible. During this time, the parents are in the worship service. Before the Eucharist, families are reunited.
In addition to Godly Play, childcare is available for children ages 0 – 2. As the congregation grows, St. Augustine’s will expand its Christian education ministry to pre-teens and teenagers.
You will find specific details from the Godly Play website by clicking here.
Below is a description of Godly Play from Fr. Madanu, who currently leads the Godly Play program.
The goal of Godly Play is to move children through the spiritual curriculum during early, middle and late childhood in such a way that they will enter adolescence with an inner-working model of the classical Christian language system. This process roots them deeply in the tradition and at the same time allows them to be open to the future. Godly Play guides and directs the children to know God, helping them to imitate Christ and to become children of God.
Children are taught parables, sacred stories, liturgical action lessons and contemplative silence and wonder.
Godly Play is a Christian practice formation. By engaging the children actively in the presentation they develop spiritual and personal growth, showing them the mystery of God’s presence in their lives.
Fr. Santosh Madanu
You may contact Fr. Kevin for more information by clicking here.
Below you will find a video explaining the basics of Godly Play.