Godly Play


Dianne Bartsch

Godly Play Co-Ordinator


Godly Play is a Montessori method of telling Bible stories, developed by Jerome Berryman, using parables, sacred stories and liturgical lessons about religious traditions using simple materials.

Godly Play is used extensively with adults and children in many settings, from schools to hospitals, churches to aged care facilities.

Godly Play can be a way of preparing children to join the worship life of their congregations as they experience sacred stories, symbols and rites and encounter the religious language associated with worship within the context of our faith tradition.


More From 'Ministries'

Small Groups

To further assist participants in our mission to GROW in Jesus, LIVE for Jesus and SHARE Jesus with others our small group ministry is a part of the vibrant life of the Bethany Tabor Parish.

Most of the small groups develop organically. Some have a specific short term purpose others have been meeting for a long time.

Hebrews 10v24‐25 “Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another, to show love and do good. Let us not give up the habit of meeting together‐ instead, let us encourage one another all the more.”

There are opportunities for all ages to participate in regular small group activities...these can include special interest groups, fellowship and friendship groups, Bible learning groups, new Christian groups, worship, praise & prayer groups and service groups.

We are a Church OF Community and FOR the community.

Youth Groups

Junior Youth

Senior Youth


Friendship Groups

Bethany Women's Fellowship (Last Thursday of the month at 1:30 pm)

Tanunda Women's Fellowship (2nd Thursday of Month)

Prayer - Lounging with the Lord (Tuesdays 7.30pm)

Home Fellowship & Bible Study (Various)

Grow Love Community Garden (Thursday 8:30am near Crossroads)

Men's Group at Crossroads

Activity Based Groups

Catering and Food Services

Community Services

Property and Maintenance

Audio and Video Operators

Cemeteries Care

These are all groups in which you are welcome to become involved - Contact Us


Bethany Church Bands

For the Community of Singers, Musicians and Technical Support Ministries at Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethany, South Australia.

If the Room is dark, don't complain about the darkness, light a Candle!

Yes, YOU can be involved and make a difference in the world we live in.

The Bethany Church Band is a group of Musicians, Singers and Support Team committed to using their gifts in music for fun and encouraging others in the Christian Community.

Whether you sing, play an instrument, operate the Mixing Desk or Video System or would like to be involved and wish to get updates on our regular Band News, please contact us via the form below.


The Hub

Location: 83 Murray St, Tanunda SA 5352 Phone 8563 3748

Hours: Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm.

Contact: Administrator, Libby Schwartz

Access: Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets, Accessible parking

Venue hire: 2 rooms available with kitchen facilities, data projector, TV/DVD player

Programs and Facilities:

- Combined church office for Tabor, Bethany, Grace Tanunda churches

- Christian library - free books, videos and DVDs for loan

- GOoD Seed bookshop

- Bible Study & Prayer Groups

- Community programs - activity sessions, seminars, outreach