Summer Theater Experience scheduled for Charlotte in June
A Summer Theater Ministry opportunity is open for students ages 16 to 19 in Charlotte.
The Theater Experience will last two weeks (June 12th - 24th) and will be held at First United Methodist Church in uptown Charlotte.
Students from across Charlotte and surrounding areas are welcome to audition before March 15th.
Students may audition through the website
or by email email@example.com
to schedule an in person audition.
About the Theater Experience
Students who have strong talent in Acting, Singing, Dancing or Playing an Instrument are encouraged to apply and audition. Students will perform an original production based upon their own faith stories as well as the faith stories of various other Christians from local congregations. This production will take place on Saturday June 24th, 2017 at 8:00pm. The two week experience will focus on the writing and rehearsal of the production. This experience of building something creative and authentic to reflect the faith of so many faithful believers is designed to challenge each student in their talents, faith development and understanding of what it is to share the faith with others.
This Theater Experience is meant to bring students gifted in the Performing Arts from across the city to share together in what it means to be the unified body of Christ. It is also meant to equip students to be leaders in their local congregations by connecting inter-generationally and learning how to be leaders with the arts in ministry. Local congregations can also volunteer by helping with dinners for the rehearsals and serving on our team of creative advisers.
Resources for Vital Congregations
Lewis Center for Church Leadership
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor
GBHEM Leadership Resources
Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church
Englewood Book Review
Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations
Ted Talks: The Golden Circle
Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability
Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability
Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians
Be A Disciple
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network
Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations
Living As United Methodist Christians
Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials
Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today
John Wesley Sermons: Anthology
Get Their Name
Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit
Canoeing the Mountains
Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples
Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People
Community: The Structure of Belonging
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
Institute for Emerging Issues
Congregations 4 Children
The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants
The Duke Endowment
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.