Ashland—A Kentucky church has used an attention-grabbing drama to reach thousands of people over the past 17 years.
That includes more than 70 people who made salvation decisions over an eight-day run beginning July 12.
Unity Baptist Church presented a walk-through drama that depicts the ultimate decision everyone has to make in life, whether to accept or reject Jesus. The drama also depicts the eternal consequences of that choice.
The massive production, which requires 125 to 150 people on a nightly basis to put on, drew more than 1,700 people.
More than 30,000 people have come through the doors of the church to witness the drama since Unity started it 17 years ago.
“It’s an effective ministry, where each person who comes through is confronted with life’s most important decision—what will they do with Jesus?” said Unity Pastor Jeremy Couture. “It’s powerful and the gospel message is clearly given in several of the eight scenes.”
Of the 1,712 people who witnessed the drama, 72 made salvation decisions and 40 rededicated their lives to Christ.
Unity members also benefit from working together on the production, often forging new friendships through the fellowship, Couture said.
Judgement House requires commitment, hard work, diligence and patience from the church family, said Couture, who is nearing his one-year anniversary as pastor.
“What I’ve learned is that if Unity Baptist Church can pull off a production like this for our Lord Jesus Christ, then we can do anything,” he said.
Church members are involved in building sets, writing scripts, acting in the scenes, taking groups through as a guide and counseling.
It also becomes a gigantic prayer service throughout the building with each scene lifting up groups before and after they come through.
“Many people come through broken after going through the Hell and Heaven scenes,” Couture said. “It’s an emotional experience that punctuates the reality of our choices. Are you going to accept Jesus or reject Him? That’s the question that’s asked throughout.” (Ashland Independent)