Grace Presbyterian Church — Corpus Christi, Texas
Imagine being more than just a come-and-see church, but also a come-and-do church.
Imagine having people come to church who wouldn’t otherwise to see musicals like “Little Shop of Horrors” and “A Christmas Carol.”
Imagine having people not only come to watch a production, but decide to get involved in the next play.
Imagine recruiting the local community college theater director to rally his classes to get involved.
Imagine having families and youth spend hours together in weekly rehearsals that build community and fellowship.
Imagine having the community get involved in productions and then start coming on Sunday mornings.
Does this sound like evangelism through the arts? That’s what it is. I would love to say we planned it that way, but it was God-given, accidental and effective evangelism.
Through our talented worship leader and director, Nathan Villarreal, we started putting on some amazing productions with homegrown talent. We found it not only energized our congregation (they loved to invite their friends), but offered a warm welcome for those in our community.
– John Roberts, pastor (gracepccc.org)
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