Jul 13, 2021
When was the last time you stopped and played?
If you’re thinking, “C’mon, kids, play. Adults don’t play,” stick with us to learn why play is so important.
To begin, let’s define what we’re talking about. Play is time spent without purpose.
According to Dr. Stuart Brown, there are reasons why adults need play:
With those reasons as the backdrop for this episode, another way to think about play is planting seeds for relationships to develop. Or, what transformation might be possible because we’ve paused to play?
Here are a few more things to consider.
The benefits of play seem to show up in every aspect of life and work. Here are a few Dr. Brown and the National Institute for Play identify:
While this list of benefits can find root in every aspect of life, imagine if these things were present in the church and our service to the local communities. How might transformation unfold? We’d say the possibilities are endless.
So what do you say, go do something for fun that doesn’t have a purpose! Lose track of time and find yourself in the liminal space with Jesus and the people you love.