4 Years to 4th Grade

Nativity’s children’s Sunday morning faith formation program for age four through grade four is rooted in Godly Play. Godly Play is an imaginative approach to working with children akin to spiritual direction. It invites children to experience and interact with the stories of God and God’s People and to learn the language of the Christian faith by witnessing Christianity’s sacred stories, parables, liturgical actions and silence. Each session a storyteller presents a story with words, movement and figures. Afterward children are invited to respond to the story with both wondering, with no right or wrong answer, and art.

Classrooms are grouped according to children’s ages and grades. Each classroom is led by two trained adults, who encourage children’s wondering and engagement with the stories.