The dance ministry teaches students how to yield their bodies in dance as instruments of worship & praise, and deliver the message of the kingdom with a Holy vessel.
This component of ministry brings the heart & mind of god alive in everyday real life situations, circumstances, and relationships. It reveals the practicality of the Gospel.
The word of God is always sets the boundaries. Everything we do, every component of ministry is established with scripture as a foundation.
Students learn to create an entire atmosphere for the characters they portray. From initial stage design to final curtain call, our creative arts students learn skills necessary to bring a stage to life.
PRACTICAL HANDS-ON MINISTRY
PRODUCING MINISTERS OF THE ARTS
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> The green witch with the wart nose and pointy chin, the Egyptian queen's signature head piece and the infamous glass slipper. Props, scenery, costuming and make up all work with the dramatic presentation to make our characters believable. It's this believability that causes us to identify with characters. While an actor can portray the wicked witch beautifully, if they walk on stage in their daily attire, the level of believability is lost and so is your audience. > > In four years, our students will go from being novices to being able to create an entire atmosphere for the characters. From initial stage design to final curtain call, our creative arts students will learn the skills necessary to transform a wooden stage and curtains to a dragon's lair or a space station on Venus. They will learn how to take the youngest child and transform them into a tiny old man and take the most beautiful young lady and transform her into a beggarly, blind pauper.
In four years, our students will go from being novices to being able to create an entire atmosphere for the characters. From initial stage design to final curtain call, our creative arts students will learn the skills necessary to transform a wooden stage and curtains to a dragon's lair or a space station on Venus. They will learn how to take the youngest child and transform them into a tiny old man and take the most beautiful young lady and transform her into a beggarly, blind pauper.
The quintessential heartbeat of Bible Theater is the biblical perspective through which we train our ministers. Without this critical component, we become as any other secular training facility just with the word "Bible" attached to give the appearance of Christian values.
Before anything else, Bible Theater is a ministerial training ground. We endeavor to raise up ministers that can stand on their own two feet and preach the Gospel. The discipleship of the Word will produce in our students a heart to live a life that is pleasing to God in every aspect both on and off the stage. Nothing is more effective in ministry than a lifestyle of holiness and a genuine love and fear for God and His ways. Time is winding up and God is looking for those He can put His seal of approval on to take this Gospel to the nations. He has entrusted the leaders of Bible Theater to instill solid biblical principle into the hearts of their students.
WORD OF GOD
> Movie theaters packed out on the opening day of the latest box office hit, a television sitcom our co-workers told us about, girl's night in watching a classic chick flick with munchies and ice cream. We love drama. In one form or another, dramatic presentation touches the human heart in such a way that we can be deeply affected, motivated to try something new, forgive and let go and fall in love. The more real, the more we can identify with the characters we see. We can even see recently the pursuit of the Christian audience as movie makers discovered this untouched market.> > God is not ignorant of this tool. In fact, He created it for His purpose. And the dramatic component of Bible Theater is one of those tools the Holy Spirit is using to develop and equip His ministers to effectively influence the global audience with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. >> In the four years of basic training done in the Academy of the Arts, our students will be trained not only in the skills needed to portray a dramatic role, but will also be given the knowledge and perspective of the Word concerning artistic ministry. As a Minister of the Arts, our students will be given the ability to move their audiences from one spiritual location to another, whether it be towards surrendering their life to Christ for the first time or forgiving a longstanding offender. Many have come to deliverance and salvation through Bible Theater productions such as, "Amazing Grace", "The Potter's House" and "Another Sleepless Night." This avenue will enable our students to do the same.
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