St. Mark's Drama Ministries
For over 30 years, St. Mark's Drama Ministry has provided fellowship, education, and growth through dramatic programs. Players of all ages communicate God’s word in bold ways by staging several theatrical productions each year. Participants build new relationships through activities that develop their unique talents and their gifts.
Why is this program so relevant in a Christ-centered church?
Drama is an educational tool. Our participants experience the “true being” of the role they play. They bring the Bible to life, helping others to see history in action. When playing one of the characters in Bible stories the actors experience the settings, cultural practices, emotions and meanings behind the words and actions they perform. In modern settings, they learn how people act and react to the times and choices of today and how God guides us in those decisions.
Drama offers reality, visual clues, sound and substance to its audience. The story and its meaning can be conveyed much more easily when it can be visualized.
Drama is a faith-building tool. Drama Ministries has formed many small or large groups over the years. We’ve read the Bible together, prayed together, counseled, comforted and uplifted each other in our interactions with each other. We’ve develop self-esteem, commitment and responsibility through our “Acts of Kindness” in our senior high/adult programs and self-esteem, patience and a sense of belonging in games and exercises with our younger members in Prime Time and Hot Buttered Popcorn.
St.Mark's is committed to offering projects that uphold Christian values and inspire people of all ages:
Hot Buttered Popcorn (K-5th grade) - Our drama ministry program for Sunday school age children. Children have a chance to learn a great Bible story, be a Bible character, a hero or a villain, wear a costume, sing, dance and play, play, play.
Prime Time Players (6th-8th grade) - This group consists of middle school aged youth who enjoy taking on roles that challenge them and yet allow them lots of time for fun, music, and fellowhip. Prime Time is a “happening place” on Tuesday nights, and you are invited to join. No Experience Necessary!
Spirit Section - This talented cast of high school and adult actors brings some of the greatest stories of the Bible to life. Productions have included Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Footloose and Whistle Down the Wind.