Churches - Worship & Special Events
Morning Worship Service
ACTS of RENEWAL creates and presents funny, powerful, highly identifiable vignettes that prepare hearts to better hear the principles of your sermon. For morning worship, Carol and Jim will select one of their original theatre pieces to illustrate the theme of the sermon. They'll bring to life a Scripture principle or Bible story with insight, sensitivity, humor and truth. The professional quality of their ministry captivates an intergenerational audience and provides an excellent springboard for having a sermon really connect.
Easter - Holy Week
Jim and Carol bring a spectrum of theatre pieces that address the events of Holy Week. Their theatre brings a fresh moving perspective to the events and our response to those events. Simple good theatre, done well connects to the heart in ways that the big pageant sometimes misses.
Jim and Carol bring to life the journey of Holy Week with theatre and readings that are powerful, moving and thought provoking. A waitress in an all night diner the night Jesus is arrested, two military angels watching the crucifixion from heaven ready to rescue Jesus from the cross if he only says the word are but two vignettes from this powerful evening of theatre. Simple good theatre, done well connects to the heart.
Performance Options: The following are different ways churches have utilized Acts of Renewal during Holy Week:
Marriage and Family Ministry
Jim and Carol have a passion for encouraging marriages and families to thrive. Their performances about relationships, hit the head on marriage issues, offering, entertainment and practical tools for better relationships. Find out about the full range of what they offer to encourage marriages.
ACTS of RENEWAL brings special life to church retreats with funny, moving theatre pieces and interactive presentations that fit right in with the theme of the day or weekend. Your programming will have lots of laughter, engagement with good Bible teaching and themes, engaging small group discussions and activities . Their appeal for an intergenerational audience make them a great choice for a church or parish retreat.
THEMES THEY HAVE LED RETREATS ON: Stress and Sabbath, Surrender, Journey Toward Holy Week (lent), Getting Back to the Heart of the Matter and more...
Special Seasonal Events - Christmas
Mary and the Annunciation, The Jamaican Wiseman, and more. Wonderful Christmas theatre pieces that work great as part of a worship service or to fill a programming need for a Christmas banquet or event. For the Christian who loses sight of what Christmas is supposed to be about. For the non-believer who's not sure what he believes or even what he's doing attending a church event. Acts of Renewal's Christmas show reaches the heart. It leaves them laughing and celebrating, even if that's the last thing they thought they'd be doing.
"Powerful...gripping...totally engaging theatre. As an audience member, a full range of emotions from laughter to tears. Rarely have I seen an art medium so effective at clearly communicating Biblical truth."
Reverend Keith Greer, Carlysle Congregational Church, Carlyle, Ma
"Once again the Lord has used you at All Saints to bring His truth to His people in a clear and profound way. We were all blessed."
The Rt. Rev. Terrell Glenn - Rector All Saints Church, Pawleys Island, SC
"Acts of Renewal have repeatedly demonstrated a profound gifting in conveying the Word of God through drama. They are extraordinary."
The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy - Bishop and Chairman of the Anglican Mission of the Americas
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