Tuesday, October 9, 2007

1 year at Hamilton Life Church

This past Sunday we celebrated 1 year of ministry at Hamilton Life Church. In many ways that one year has flown by, but in other ways it seems as though we've all been together for much longer. God really has done a lot in one year, but I'm even more excited to see what He's going to do in the years to come!

For those of you who don't know, Jonathan and I are both ministry volunteers at our church here in Chattanooga. Jonathan is the worship leader and I'm the drama director. It's such a blessing to be able to minister to other people with drama! I love theatre...and I love God...and if I can use my love of theatre to honor God, then that makes me so very happy!

A few days ago I ordered a couple of drama ministry books (one was written by the drama director at Willow Creek in Chicago...their ministry is AMAZING)--the books look like they'll help me a lot. I know quite a bit about theatre and production, because I've been studying it for four years at Lee, but drama ministry is still fairly new to me. I'm wanting to better learn how to develop a drama team (right now it's just me and Jonathan) and to use dramas to enhance services...and I also want to eventually write more short scripts. This is scary to me, because I haven't done much of it, but finding good (a.k.a. non-cheesy) Christian dramas is difficult...so, I feel God pushing me in the direction of writing some of my own.

I can sense that God's going to stretch me more in this area...and although it's scary at times, I'm excited about it! :)



Sara Noel said...

That's really great you're gonna try to write some of your own stuff. My dad's church has skits/drama stuff every now and then, and every time it is so cheesy and goofy that it's a bit ridiculous. I think there is definitely a need for some good material out there. I know you will do great since you are combining two of your favorite things: drama and Jesus. And I am definitely keeping Lee in mind for grad school. I'm hoping that by the end of this semester I will have made up my mind where to go.

Julie said...

Good for you! You go girl! Don't be scared. I know if you want, you can produce some great scripts.