Storytelling is one of the abilities that makes humans special. People in communities preserve memories, entertain one another and explore truth through stories. The bible can be viewed as God's love story of involvement with humanity since the beginning of time. It uses true and imaginary stories and poetry to convey truth. Drawing on this rich heritage, this department thoroughly prepares missional leaders to enter the two contemporary areas of film and theatre to tell the biblical story through creative new dramas that powerfully engage people in their culture and contexts.
Going beyond entertainment, film and theatre offer a unique way to carry the truth of God's message of redemption through drama, acting and storytelling. In some ways, film and theatre are some of the most powerful forces for shaping thought in the modern world. Missional people who develop and master their creativity in film and theatre can move into a position of powerful influence for the gospel in a wide spectrum of venues.