On Book, Off Book
The DePaul Theatre School Ministry
I am waiting eagerly to see what God will do at The Theatre School (TTS) next year. We have some strong visionary student leaders who long to see both students and faculty in TTS embrace Jesus.
The working title for this TTS small group is On Book — a reference to the phrase "off book," meaning that actors must have memorized their lines, with a double entendre about "book" (in this case, the book is the Bible). The group ultimately would like to lead informal Bible discussions open to those who follow Jesus or not.
The leaders are also considering how to serve TTS in practical ways: What needs do TTS people have that we can address? We came up with this preliminary list very quickly:
On a slightly discouraging note: One of our student leaders, Sarah, has decided to transfer to another school — definitely a good decision for her, but a great loss for us. She has been one of the key factors in moving this ministry at TTS from ideas to plans. She will be sorely missed as we move forward. I am praying that God will bless and nurture Sarah in this transition, and also that he will strengthen existing leaders and raise up new ones to bring these plans to fruition.
Here are some tentative plans for On Book this year:
On Book meetings, tentative schedule for each month:
The On Book leaders compiled a list of thirteen people in TTS to pray for; they include students and faculty at various levels of Christian faith. For privacy's sake, I won't list their names online, but would you join the TTS leaders in praying for these thirteen people?
I'll be attending a regional InterVarsity Arts Consultation on August 1. I hope to gain more ideas and make more connections through this meeting. I hope especially to hear from God as we wander into this uncharted territory at DePaul.
Thanks for your interest and partnership! — Ann
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