Yesterday we kicked off our new Godly Play Sunday School with an open house for kids and parents in the Godly Play classroom. Then, during worship, we told The Great Family story as our scripture reading, using our teachers as human actors in place of wooden figures. The sermon was those actors’ responses to the four sacred story wondering questions:
- I wonder which part of this story was your favorite?
- I wonder which part of this story you think is the most important part?
- I wonder where you are in this story, or which part of this story is about you?
- I wonder if there is any part of this story we could take out and still have all the story we need?
It was powerful stuff. I had no idea what our teachers were going to say; none of it was rehearsed. But it was so obvious that the story and the actions prompted deep, personal, and critical reflection on the story for each of them.
It was an honor to be a part of it, and I’m so excited to be starting Godly Play at CPC.