More About Godly Play
Based on Montessori, the curriculum is imaginative and story-focused, introducing children to the history of the early church and the stories of the Bible while reinforcing the rhythm of the Christian year.
The lessons are hands-on, using visual aids like fabric, wooden figures, and models. It gives children time to ask questions, retell stories, and ponder open-ended ideas. We end each session with some time for the class to reflect on the story by drawing, coloring, writing, or playing with the lesson materials.
Meet the Teacher
Ella Jones grew up attending Trinity Episcopal Church in Bend, Oregon. She attended both U of O and OSU, studying Music Education and English Literature. She and her husband Kyle have been attending Good Sam since they were in college. In addition to leading the Godly Play program, Ella has the pleasure of staying at home with her three kids. She also has a small studio of violin students and teaches lessons a few afternoons a week. If you haven’t met Ella yet, feel free to introduce yourself!