If you’re just starting to consider whether Spirit Play is right for your church, go through the steps below to explore it further.
- Talk with Members who have Montessori Experience: Identify parents or others in the congregation who have Montessori connections and invite them to talk about and look at the Spirit Play concept.
- Visit a Classroom: Visit a Spirit Play or Godly Play classroom. Have others visit. Check out our list HERE of churches using Spirit Play.
- Learn More: Purchase the Introduction to Spirit Play presentation or Spirit Play: A Typical Sunday video for more information and to inform church members about Spirit Play.
- Read Spirit Play Manual: Buy and read the Spirit Play Manual. Pass it around to RE Committee members, teachers, and other interested people.
- Present a story: If you have a curriculum team or committee, get them interested by presenting a story for them. When you sign up for our quarterly newsletter, you receive a free story you can use to try out. (link to newsletter sign up)
- Talk About the Importance: At every opportunity, talk about the importance of how we impart our UU principles to our children, Montessori vs. classroom model, and the spiritual needs of children. Communicate through your newsletter, in person, and at meetings.
- Attend Training: Host a training at your church or attend a training at another church. Check out the upcoming training schedule HERE. If you’re unable to attend an in-person training, enroll in our online training and complete it on your own schedule.
- Tell Stories in Service: Start telling Spirit Play stories in your chapels or for children’s stories during the service.
- Present Proposal to RE Committee: Present a proposal to the Religious Education Committee to look into the benefits and costs of Spirit Play.