Formation Training

You may take training in any one of the three levels in the CGS program. There is Level I training, which covers running a CGS environment for children ages 3-6. Level II training covers teaching children ages 6-9. Finally, Level III training is environment where the children range in age 9 to 12.

Each course consists of more than 90 hours of training, which is spread over several months – usually one Saturday per month. However, it is not necessary to complete a whole course before beginning CGS in your parish. The amount of material taught in a course covers the full 3-year cycle of the level. Please use one of the links in the course descriptions below for more information about the course, including dates and cost.

For other information about taking a Formation course (including taking “part-time” options), please go to our ‘Course Info’ page.

Level I Courses:

  • Our next Level I course will begin September 2018 Click here for a course brochure for detailed information and registration form.
    Instructor: Carol Godfrey,
    Location: Parish of the Good Shepherd, Waban (Newton), MA.
    Dates:2018: Sept. 29, Oct. 20, Nov. 17  & Dec. 8
    2019: Jan. 19, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 18, June 8 (snow day), Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 14

Level II Courses:

  • A Level II Formation course started last year.   Please click here for the more detailed information about the course and registration form/info.  Contact Rev. Joyce for further questions.
  • Instructor: Rev. Joyce Scherer-Hoock,
    Location: St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Ayer, MA
    Dates:  July 5-9, 2018

Level III Courses:

  • A Level III Formation course was completed in June 2015. More information will be available when another course is offered.

If you are interested future training, please reply back to the Guild (contact link below right) with the following information. (Hearing about interest in a particular level will help us in our formation planning.)

  • Your name
  • Location
  • Parish/Denomination
  • Daytime phone/evening phone & Email
  • Interested level(s) of training
  • When you would like/need training to start
  • Preferred (geographical) area(s) to take training
  • Would you want/need room/board?
  • Would you rely on public transportation?
  • Would you need/like to carpool with someone?
  • Of course, please ask or add anything that you feel would be beneficial