As Seekers of the Word begins a new semester, it will be performing new skits. The drama ministry is looking to make up for lost time.
The ministry does skits about many themes such as Christian community, grace and sacrifice. Sacrifice includes both self-sacrifice and Christ’s sacrificial death.
“Our main focus we’ve been discussing for this semester is writing new skits,” said Sierra Reed, junior kinesiology major from Dripping Springs.
Ryan Stice, senior elementary major from Arlington, said the group hasn’t written as many skits in the past year or two as they’d have liked.
“We want to address topics, themes and scriptures that we don’t currently have skits to cover,” Stice said.
President Tyler Sirman, senior English major from Decatur, said Seekers of the Word’s skits typically begin humorous and end with a meaningful message.
“We strive to present spiritual topics in a new light for people of all ages,” Sirman said.
Stice said his drama ministry’s goal for this year is to provoke thought among people on every spiritual journey. From the person who is struggling with their faith, to the new Christians, and even to the mature Christians, Seekers of the Word aims to send a message to every audience member.
“We want to present God’s word in new ways that audiences may not have thought about and in ways that new Christians can genuinely understand,” Stice said.
At the start of this school year, the ministry held its yearly auditions where new class of performers were welcomed. It also performs in a Chapel forum at the conclusion of spring semester.
The ministry held auditions on Sept. 13 and will be booked with performances for the remainder of the fall semester. The ministry is eager to perform skits for youth groups at churches like Highland Church of Christ, University Church of Christ, Hillcrest Church of Christ and Minter Lane Church of Christ.
Reed said that the mission of Seekers of the Word is to tell people about God through the means of drama.