Thursday, December 08, 2005
How God Prepared Us for Drama
We joined the church because the pastor wanted to begin a regular drama ministry.
They have used drama with the youth group for several years—performing skits on mission trips to liven up churches even smaller than our own. They even perform a Christmas pageant every year at the community theater. This year's combination nativity and passion play moved me to tears.
On our first visit, I sent a note in the collection plate. "We haven't joined yet, but we would love to help with your drama ministry." I was Gideon testing God. The pastor's response would be our fleece.
Just a few weeks later we met for lunch to discuss Sunday morning drama.
At our lunch, I explained my experience at Oakhills Church in San Antonio, one of those mega-churches. My wife became a Christian in her first church drama, a ridiculous little show about Elijah. Even before WillowDrama, Oakhills was parting the Jordan with ziplock bags of colored water on an overhead. (The youth minister tried not to jerk the river open too quickly.) Elijah even rose up to heaven—on the hydrolic lift maintenance used to change light bulbs.
It was high-class drama, let me tell you.
But it changed my wife. And it changed many of the actors.
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