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Playology Workshop

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Playology – Experiencing God through the art of play

Playology is chock-full of interactive training and practical resources to integrate recreation and play into your ministry context. Experienced leaders will lead a full day of recreation-related workshops. The day kicks off with a Theme Party and ends with Closing Worship, and each registered participant will select two (2) workshop options as well. All of the elements are extremely practical by design, so participants can take the experience and apply to their own context immediately. In addition, a round table discussion on the Theology of Recreation will be incorporated around lunch. This event is a great resource for children and youth leaders, pastors, worship leaders, camp counselors, educators, recreation leaders, volunteers, and more! Whether you come alone or in a group, you will experience creative ways to build community.

To view or download the Event Flyer, including Workshop Choices, click here.

Co-led by: Beth Gunn and Deb Guess

About the Leaders:

Beth Gunn lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband, Bruce.  She is the Associate for Youth for the Presbytery of Western North Carolina with a particular emphasis in the field of Recreation Ministry. She is enjoying being “GG” to their 3 granddaughters! Beth spends time hiking these woods, discovering the best trails for wildflowers and bringing people together over meals.


Deb Guess lives in western North Carolina and appreciates all things creative and unique. She spent many years on Presbytery staffs doing youth, collegiate, education, and mission ministries and currently is a full time jewelry and mixed media artist and instructor. Deb enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, and being a new grandmother.


Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


$35 per person, includes lunch, if Register by February 15, 2020

$45 per person, includes lunch, if Register after February 15, 2020

Meals: Lunch is included on Saturday, 3/14. Snacks also included in the cost of registration. When you register you will be asked to indicate any food preferences (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, etc.).

CEUs: .7 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for this event. Note: CEU certificates can be generated upon request at the time of the event.

Campus Housing: 

Housing on campus is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  You can sign up for housing, for an additional cost, when you register. Single and double occupancy rooms are available.

If you prefer a hotel, we can supply a list of recommendations. Contact Grace Keen for more info.


To REGISTER for the event, click here.


March 14
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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