Tweaking Godly Play to fit Lutherans

I’m busy putting together the fall lessons for Godly Play (GP). In the process I do slight modifications to the original Episcopalian GP to align with Lutheran practice.

One of the lessons is on the Ten Best Ways otherwise known as the Ten Commandments.  I had to redo the plaques for this lesson since Lutherans divide the commandments up differently from the Episcopalians.  It is a minor change but these are the subtle differences of emphasis between our two denominations I’m trying to catch.

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some of the “tablets” for the Ten Best Ways

Another subtle difference is our emphasis on the Bible.  This has lead me to have a big beautiful Bible in the room that I plan to refer to and show during every lesson.

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The third slight difference was brought up by the other teachers on our GP team. During our first meeting they asked if there was any place for music in the lesson.  We decided we would add some singing at the beginning of each story and at the beginning of the feasts.

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LCH children singing Silent Night on Christmas Eve

These are the details that make implementing this program challenging and exciting.

About Linda Miller

I am a retired teacher, the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of three children. I co-chair the Sunday school at LCH and am very proud of what we do in our program. In my spare time I teach knitting to children at two local schools.
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    • Linda Miller says:

      I don’t know of such a forum. I think we are all trying to do our best for the children out of our own denominational slant. It keeps our brain active!

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