Children’s Worship Centre

Child playing with toy elements of a the Easter religious story at a church children's worship centre
Working with the Easter story materials in the Worship Centre.

Guildwood Church uses a Sunday morning curriculum for young children called Children and Worship. This program invites children and adults to experience the wonder and mystery of God through a unique storytelling format and multi-sensory materials. In the Following Jesus Centre we combine stories from Following Jesus by Sonja Stewart with stories from Godly Play by Jerome Berryman.

Children hear the stories in a way that allows them to enter into the stories and form responses out of their own life experiences. It is a model of teaching that instills in children a sense of worship.

Use of Children & Worship by congregations around the world has been growing steadily since its development over 25 years ago. The Montessori inspired program is supported by The Presbyterian Church in Canada, the Disciples of Christ, and the Reformed Church in America.

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