It's been a busy and exciting couple of months for TheaTheos! We've had 12 events since we started presenting at the end of March, with more coming up (see here for upcoming events). Here are a few of the highlights of what has happened over the last couple of months:
The article in byFaith was published and has helped greatly in generating awareness and interest in the denomination. You can read it here.
In addition to presenting at churches, campus ministries, school chapels, a theatre and a brewery, we were also able to present at the Atlanta Christian School Association, a gathering of administrators from 40-50 schools in the Atlanta area.
Here are a few of the unique opportunities we have coming up to continue getting the word out:
June 12-15 (This Week!) - PCA General Assembly - Atlanta, GA - This is the annual gathering for the Presbyterian Church in America, where church leadership from throughout the country meet. It's in Atlanta this year and TheaTheos will be an exhibitor. We'll not only have a booth in the exhibit hall, but will be one of only two exhibitors to give an assembly wide presentation in the main room. Please pray for how God will use this exciting opportunity!
July 5-8 - New City Music Conference - Atlanta, GA - This is the annual gathering for the New City Fellowship church network. This is a group of churches in our denomination (St Paul's is one of them) that are seeking to be cross-cultural and minister in diverse contexts. I'll be leading a seminar on the Oral Interpretation of Scripture in Worship.
Here are some quotes from recent events:
What People are Saying
“The power of the Word came alive for me in a unique and challenging way when Drew Archer masterfully presented the Book of Galatians to our high school students in a chapel and to a luncheon for Atlanta Christian school leaders. Drew’s passionate love of Scripture, added to his dramatic abilities, allowed me to feel as if I were present when the heart of Paul was revealed to his beloved but erring church in Galatia. Drew’s commitment to memorizing this sacred text, and his ability to present it in such a way that denies one’s inclination to reduce Holy Scripture to out-of-context applications, left me wanting more of the Gospel. It is obvious that Drew has taken to heart the words from Psalms 119:11: “I have hidden your word in my heart . . .” and, as a result, he is impacting others with the pure and powerful Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
- Dr. David Tilley, Headmaster, Mount Paran Christian School - Kennesaw, GA
"Drew's one man show of the book of Galatians was much more than we expected. We knew we'd be impressed by a complete recitation of Galatians, but we did not expect to see the truths of this amazing book come so alive through the thoughtful way in which Drew performed it. Because he so vividly incarnated the words, those who attended were able to see the book in new and meaningful ways. Absolutely fantastic work from a dear brother! "
- Rev. Craig Bailey, Senior Pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church - Charleston, SC
About The Gospel of Mark:
"Mr. Archer's performance is captivating. The audience is taken on a beautifully paced ride through what may be familiar material albeit presented with passion, humor, reverence, and integrity."
- Robert Egizio, Artistic Director, Stage Door Players - Dunwoody, GA
“We recently had Drew present the last five chapters of Mark in one of our worship gatherings. It was awesome in the Biblical sense of the word. The scripture presented with Drew’s presence and expertise was a powerful experience for our community.”
- Rev. Trent McEntyre, Pastor, Dunwoody Presbyterian Church - Dunwoody, GA
“Drew did an outstanding job presenting the Scripture with dramatic form. It was a great addition to our worship service. I’d highly recommend his ministry.”
- Rev. Tim Locke, Senior Pastor, East Cobb Presbyterian Church - Marietta, GA
“Man, what an awesome night. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us in dramatizing God's word. It was an unexpectedly powerful moment for me that God used to deepen my sense of awe in love of God for us in Jesus.”
- Dr. McKay Caston, Senior Pastor, Creekstone Church - Dahlonega, GA
How Can You Help?
My role at St Paul’s as an assistant pastor, which includes TheaTheos, is entirely support-based. Until I can raise enough money to support my family, I am continuing to work my job as a reporting analyst for a healthcare company while I serve the church and build this ministry. Thank you again to all of you that have contributed! At present, I am only about 30% of the way to that goal.If you are able, please consider partnering with me in this through either a one-time or recurring donation. This can be done either through the St Paul’s website (http://stpaulsatlanta.com/donate/give - make sure you select TheaTheos in the dropdown) or by mailing a check directly to St Paul’s with TheaTheos or Drew Archer in the memo. Here’s the Address:
St Paul’s Presbyterian Church
163 Ponce De Leon Ave
Atlanta, GA 30308
Please reach out to me if you have any questions.
Prayer and Connections:
Please continue to pray for me as I raise support and set up events. Please also consider recommending this ministry for your church, campus ministry, school or other organization. I would love the opportunity to serve!