A performing arts ministry led by assistant pastor Drew Archer with the goal of bringing performances of God’s Word to any who desire to hear it. This includes taking presentations like the already-developed performances of the Gospel of Mark and Galatians to churches, schools and campus ministries not just in our area but throughout the region and country. See below to understand more of the ways TheaTheos can be used.


Go to www.theatheos.com for more information, including videos. 

The gospel of mark

A full performance event (1 hour and 20 minutes including a 10-minute intermission).


Here are some ways Mark performances can (and have) been used beyond a full performance event:

  • Triumphal entry to the end - Mark 11-16:8 (30 minutes)
  • Peter's confession to the end - Mark 8:27-16:8 (45 minutes)
  • Jesus' arrest to the end - Mark 14:26-16:8 (20 minutes) or Mark 14:26-15:47 (for Good Friday)
  • Jesus' crucifixion to the end - Mark 15:1-16:8 (10 minutes)
  • Jesus' Parables - Mark 4 (8 minutes)


(Cuts that have been used as part of morning or evening worship, as well as special services and events in the past)

Galatians

The full performance with sermon and introduction is about 38 minutes (3-minute introduction setting the context, 25-minute performance of the letter, 10-minute sermon/summation).


This is designed to be short enough to serve as the sermon in a worship service or regular gathering.


-An extended section could be used in other contexts to spark a discussion.


-An adult or student ministry could watch part or all of it, giving way to a discussion on specific gospel-centered themes:

  • Slavery vs. Freedom
  • How we see the gospel of grace and salvation by faith in Jesus Christ in the Old Testament
  • Walking by the Flesh vs. Walking by the Spirit
  • Law and Gospel

Other possibilities

Host an all day or multi-day event that could include:


-Performances


-Teaching or preaching on the themes of the Scripture performed


-A seminar on the spiritual discipline of Scripture memorization: 

  • Why memorize?
  • How does this help us understand God's Word?
  • How does Scripture memorization help us minister to each other in community?