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“I have heard the children who have participated in the sessions at Goshen [Meeting] go deep, and it’s clear they are exploring their own spiritual lives, individually and together. I haven’t seen this happen with such depth in other contexts and I’ve taught First Day School for years.” - Lucy Duncan
Discernment of the meeting community
Interest in using Godly Play® and Faith & Play may come from parents, religious education committee members, or Friends in a meeting who have seen the method used in multigenerational or religious education settings. Learn more >
Why teach the Bible to children?
The stories of the Bible are our stories as people of God, Friends, and culturally literate members of the world community.
Why Quaker stories for children?
Storytelling is a powerful vehicle for drawing children into a topic. The storytelling method used in Faith & Play (like Godly Play®) is deeply respectful of children and their spiritual lives. Learn more >
The need for teacher training
It cannot be said enough times that Godly Play® and Faith & Play require training. Everything the teachers say and do in the Godly Play®/Faith & Play classroom are for a reason. Learn more >
Resources & Materials
Thoughts and tips about purchasing, making and using story materials. Learn more >
Faith & Play assistance for individual teachers, religious education committees, Friends schools or Friends meetings is available from the Faith & Play Working Group and from the Religious Education Program of Friends General Conference and the program coordinator. Learn more >