The Academy of Arts doesn’t evaluate its stage productions by measuring applause. Instead, team members count how many in the audience join them backstage after the performance. Team members are trained to be soulwinners and to counsel those that have a spiritual need. The invitation is more important than the production. Since 1971, Dr. Nicky Chavers and his staff members have issued more than a 1500 invitations to the audiences of the Christian Drama Teams. The biblical plays are used as giant illustrations of whatever biblical truth that is being expressed, simply vehicles to give out the gospel and to continue to “make the Bible come alive” to people in churches across America. The young people who are ministering in the dramas have to be as spiritually full as a preacher or an evangelist. Young people can be good actors, but they’ve got to be good Christians with right priorities to see the Lord use their ministry in Christian Drama.
The Value of Biblical Drama, by Dr. Chavers, is the published philosophy of The Academy of Arts and thoroughly covers the reasons we do what we do. It also provides philosophical base for others to build on. It is now available to purchase online through the Academy Online E-Source. You will be amazed, as you read this book, what a strong approbation the Bible gives us for the use of drama in ministry. This approbation comes to us from the clear example of Christ Himself, who used drama to communicate a vital message to His disciples. Visit the Academy Online Store to purchase this new book for your family, church, homeschool co-op, or Christian School.