Seekers of the Word began practice for multiple performances, including one at the Brownwood Juvenile Detention Center.
Seekers of the Word, a drama-based ministry, writes, practices and performs biblically-based skits. Seekers has been around since the ’80s, said Sierra Reed, senior kinesiology major from Dripping Springs and president of Seekers of the Word.
Reed became involved her freshman year when she saw a performance “chalked about” on the sidewalks during Welcome Week, now Wildcat Week. She had always loved acting, but had never been involved in theatre.
“[Seekers] is a conglomeration of people that are not actors or actresses,” Reed said. “But we like it, and we love ministry.”
Lindsay Stivers, a senior youth and family ministry and psychology major from Coppell, became involved her sophomore year after missing auditions her freshman year.
“I like that we can express ourselves and our faith through a different medium, because that’s not something you get to do everyday,” said Stivers, Seekers of the Word public relations officer.
Both Reed and Stivers talked about how they enjoy seeing different reactions to the skits they perform. Reed and Stivers said performing provides the Seekers a shift in perspective; it allows them to hear other opinions.
This year, the Seekers will be performing at the Brownwood Juvenile Detention Center. They have scheduled a performance at a church in Austin, and hope to perform at ACU social club Chapels and with REACH.
If you have any questions or wish to become a Seeker, feel free to contact Sierra Reed at email@example.com or Lindsay Stivers at firstname.lastname@example.org.