Les Mis cast & crew

9,000 people attended nine shows to hear the 100 voice cast perform Les Misérables.  The goal of this church production?  To serve the community, invite people who otherwise may never visit a church, and to paint a glorious picture of God’s grace as portrayed by Jean Valjean.

These goals were met and more!  Local actors admitted they came to poke fun at a “church production” but left stunned by the professionalism and power of the show.  Many commented that seeing this show in a church opened their eyes to the spiritual truths laced throughout.  Others found the whole experience extremely moving and said they want to come back to this church to know more.

I continue to have opportunities for spiritual dialogue as I ask people, “Which character in the show did you most identify with?”  The stories come tumbling out with many of them revealing deep wounds needing God’s amazing grace and healing.

If you want to know more of how Les Mis is speaking to my heart, I am writing about it on my blog under ‘Les Mis Musings’ (see tool bar above).

Cru Women – Seasons

  This month Cru staff women gathered from across Indiana to hear Judy Douglass, wife of Cru president Steve Douglass. Judy shared about ‘Giving’, ‘Forgiving’, and ‘Thanksgiving’ through her various seasons of life in ministry.  I was privileged to put together a chick band and lead worship for the day.  What a treat!

Innovation Team updates:

Our Innovation Team is working on a couple projects for Cru Campus ministry to field test: 

1. Profile of a Rebel, a buzzfeed quiz for college students to help initiate spiritual conversations via Facebook.

2. This week we will shoot footage for a sci-fi version of The Good Samaritan parable. 

It is exciting to work with such creative people who think outside the box of ways to empower college students to engage friends who don’t know Christ.

Joyfully His,

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