Endorsements - Colleges
Sponsors who have brought Acts of Renewal to perform at their college or university have been saying a lot.
Thank you Jim and Carol for an absolutely amazing relationships series. We have received such wonderful positive feedback from everyone. One student was saying that they wished we would bring you back every year. Thank you so much for blessing our students and for sharing the love of Christ with them not only through theater, but through your intentional time with them afterwards.
Nathan Oliver, University Counselor, Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
"Jim and Carol put flesh on the truths of God’s call, grace, love and forgiveness in a way that touches lives and changes hearts. Their presentations at Gordon College over the past years have provided some of the most memorable moments in our chapel program. Their drama is always fresh, poignant, anchored in Biblical truth and relevant to the real-life struggles of those seeking to faithfully follow Christ. In special evening events they have opened their lives and invited others to experience God’s healing, hope and joy in the face of real-life challenges. I look forward to continuing to partner with them in ministering to college students."
Dr. Greg Carmer, Dean of the Chapel, Gordon College
"Thank you for making the Truth of God's healing power and presence come alive for our campus community. Thanks also for staying after the service and praying with and ministering to our students. Your consistent ministry at Asbury for the past ten years is truly one of the highlights of our chapel program each academic year. Again, blessings to you all. I hope to see you again soon."
Rev. Stuart A. Smith, Campus Chaplain, Asbury College
"Jim and Carol combine their gifts and understanding of theater, human behavior, and spirituality in applying biblical truth to real life. Their heart for ministry is displayed “on stage” and “off stage” as they prepare and present material that is contextualized to the needs of a specific audience. Acts of Renewal tackles difficult issues and hard questions with wisdom and sensitivity, aiming at a redemptive work that ministers to the heart."
Dr. Stephen B. Kellough, Chaplain, Wheaton College
"Acts of Renewal are fabulous! They have been at King College on many occasions and have hit a home run each time. They are relevant, timely, engaging, generous with their time, and theologically sound. They know all the points of contact with students (faculty, too) and use their considerable dramatic skills to draw their audience into the wonderful healing, transforming, challenging adventure of the gospel. I want every student generation at King to have the chance to interact with Jim Shores and Carol Anderson."
Errol G Rohr, Chaplain, King College
"What a delight it was to have you on campus for the Staley Series. You contributed a great deal to our students, and many have expressed their appreciation for your ministry. Your sensitive and creative presentations will be remembered for a long time."
Stephen B. Kellough, Chaplain, Wheaton College
"Jim and Carol performed on our campus for a three day gender issues lecture series. "Relevant" does not say enough Students were amazed how Jim and Carol had seemingly gotten into their heads and knew exactly what was going on in their lives. More importantly there were willing to talk to students long after the "performance" was over. They are welcome on our campus anytime."
Gary Sivewright, VP for Campus Ministries/Chaplain, Mount Vernon Nazarene University
"Jim and Carol have a remarkable ministry. Their content is outstanding and their delivery world class. Students love them in chapel and flock to their evening alternative lectures. We do a chapel effectiveness survey each year. Jim and Carol have been our highest rated speakers every time they have come."
Gary D. Stratton, Dean of the Chapel, Gordon College
"Acts of Renewal is simply outstanding!! Their grasp of vocational, emotional, and ministry issues is profound, and their ability to craft theater in which to cast these insights is creative and meaningful. . Best of all, it¹s original stuff. The Asbury College audience has simply been overwhelmingly positive in their regard of Jim and Carol over the years. We have had as many as 700 college students at a non-compulsory event. That¹s amazing on a college campus."
Dr. Stephen Stratton, Director of Counseling Services, Asbury College
"Acts of Renewal touched us all on so many levels. Their professionalism and the quality of their work were outstanding. Add to that the depth of the content and their love of the Lord reflected in everything they did. They were the anchors of our arts conference."
Mark Stevenson, Ph.D., Director, Center for Discipleship and Ministry Development, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA
"I think I've led enough college chapels by now to know who's connecting and who's not. After three trips back to our campus in successive years, I think I can safely say, 'Jim and Carol connect.' They're a must for college audiences, and a delight to work with."
Bill Brey, Chaplain, Olivet Nazarene University
"I can't thank you enough for the great time our campus had with you when you were with us. The sense of joy. humor and insight that you brought to complex situations was refreshing.
Rev. Jodi Mullen Fondell, Chaplain, North Park College
"Last evening was a grand occasion. You guys are really gifted and expert at communicating with undergraduate students."
James Pitts, Chaplain, Furman University
"The students voted Acts of Renewal best chapel of the year ."
Terry Michael Newel, Campus Pastor, Campbell University
"It is rare to find actors who are not just the finest actors of our time, but also have real depth to them."
Lawrence Witherspoon, M.Div., Director, Campus Ministries, Azusa Pacific University, CA
"I was blown away by the presentations Carol and Jim gave to our student body. I appreciated their courage to protray life as it is. Our students benefited enormously from the gift they gave of themselves and gift of the reality of God's love for us."
Robert G. Azziritto, Dean of the Chapel, John Brown University
"Jim and Carol's presentations have been remarkably effective in addressing the profound need of many of our students...from eating disorders to contemporary life issues. Every presentation has been characterized by compassion and sensitivity that creatively blends humor and drama. Their material is energized by the Holy Spirit in a way that clearly communicates the transforming power of Jesus Christ."
Rev. Phil Howard, Chaplain, Malone College
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