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