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On the Edge Productions is a production company that deals with resources (scripts, videos) plus consulting for productions

and music and drama ministries.   We are now available for travel to various conferences and churches around the country.

Below are listings of some of the conferences we have taught before at the conferences mentioned

in the preceding paragraph. We would be honored to join you for any event you have in the coming years.

We are also available for consultation for pageants, dinner theatre, creative arts, performance evangelism,

or any production, large or small.

 

SEMINARS AND CONFERENCES NOW AVAILABLE

ON THE LANDMARK BOOK

MINISTER: A DISPOSABLE ASSET

 

Contact us now to set up a Conference for Ministers, Deacons, Elders, Committees, or any other group of church members who need

to understand how churches and ministers should relate to each other in life and in the life of the church. Feel free to email us at any time.

 JIM'S CLASSES

THE DRAMATIC MINISTER OF MUSIC

Dramatic ministries are here to stay. “To be or not to be” is no longer the question; it’s “how to or how to do it more creatively?”  Learn to meld creative arts and your ministry through music.

 THEOLOGY OF STAGING

Learn how to be true to the Scriptures in your staging of any Biblical play.

FIRST CENTURY WORSHIP

“We’ve never done it that way before” In fact no one’s done it this way for almost 2,000 years. We’ll explore how it was for those early disciples, as we worship together.

CULTURE IN THE CHURCH? (And other relevant topics)

This performance-oriented class will use today’s “Hot” topics to create scripts and perform them in class. Learning to be relevant in an every changing world with the non-changing gospel message.  (This title will change to whatever ‘Hot Topic’ is relevant.)

 CREATIVE WORSHIP

What is worship and why should it occupy the top of our list of priorities every week? Let’s become “the best we can be” for God through our worship.

 HOW TO FIND “STUFF”

Resourcing for the director! Where to find lights, and other equipment, scripts, using secular and sacred sources. We’ll look at our top ten websites too!

 TEN WAYS TO BE REAL

Do you want your production to be as realistic as possible? This class is for you.

WHAT EVERY MINISTER WISHES THEIR SOUND MAN KNEW! (AND VISA VERSUS)

What happens on the platform and in the sound booth is of great importance for a successful worship experience. Learn how to understand each side's philosophy and expectations.

DRAMA AND CHURCH OWNERSHIP

How do you get people in the pews to get excited about creative arts in the church? How can you get talented people out of the pews and into the rehearsal room? Learn to create a sense of community in your creative arts ministry.

DRAMA THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

There are tons of holidays and special times that a church will celebrate. This class will take a look at all the special events during the year and creative possibilities for each.

“VISIONING” A PRODUCTION

Directing, Staging, Organizing, delegating, and prayer support, all brought together by God’s vision for the best production possible.

 COMMUNITY THEATER

Beginning and sustaining a community theater group can be an exciting endeavor.

 CREATIVE OUTREACH 1

“We’ve never done it that way before.”  Explore missions and evangelism and see how they fit in with God’s vision of your ministry. Enjoy the sharing of concrete, creative ideas for your groups.

CREATIVE OUTREACH 2

Does your group want to reach people for Jesus. Learn some concrete ideas on sharing Jesus and reaping a great harvest.

CREATION THROUGH DRAMA/DRAMA THROUGH CREATION

Where does the creative spark come from? Explore that spark and how you can become a creative genius.

 DINNER THEATRE ANYONE?

A practical class on how to use Dinner Theatre as an effective ministry. Top ten lists for every possible need.

 HALLOWEEN ALTERNATIVES

Would you like to really reach the youth of your region? Come learn about Christian alternatives to the traditional haunted house. 

DRAMA FOR ALL SEASONS

Our calendars abound with liturgical dates. Use these creative ideas for sketches to emphasize these various dates.

PRODUCTION LIGHTING

A beginners class for those wishing to learn how properly to light a production. We will discuss materials, resources, and lighting instruments to use for your particular circumstances.

After the Performance: Counseling and Follow-up

 

Christians do not perform just for the performance's sake. We are seeking and presenting the gospel. What happens if someone responds? Do you have a plan?

 

Mission Trips: What Works and What Doesn'T

 

What works on the beach might not work in a housing development or a mall, etc... Come learn how to target your audience and prepare for a great harvest.

 

Basic Video for Worship and Performances

 

Learn some great, easy techniques for using slide oriented programs and streaming video in a variety of situations.

 

 PAGEANTRY TRACK

Pageantry: Producing

From creating ownership, choosing material, thematic variety — to all the other areas of delegation for any production, large or small. Make it a “God” thing, not a man thing!

Pageantry: Directing

From characterization, theologically correct staging, and transitions — to musical excellence and priorities.

Pageantry: Technical Mastery

Never settle for less than the very best when it comes to sound, lights, costumes, sets, and makeup. Will answer the question of how to grow your inventory!

Pageantry Workshop: Acting

How to create different characters, biblical and otherwise, using improvisation and script readings.

Pageantry Workshop: Hands-On Technical

 A workshop designed to get some hands-on experience with an emphasis on lighting and costuming!

Pageantry Workshop: Staging with Purpose

How to make the story come alive with your staging — plus being true to the “Word” when placing and moving people.

 WORSHIP: HOW NOT TO BE ENTERTAINMENT

Learn how to make all of worship authentic. Learn how to please God and stay away from shallow performances or leading.

 

 LOUANNE'S CLASSES

“ON THE ROAD AGAIN” FOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TEAMS

“You are actually thinking of taking pre-teens on a mission trip?” The director of the nationally known “Carpenter’s Kids” will share the “how to’s” in preparing for a creative ministry mission tour with children.

 BUILDING A CHILDREN’S CREATIVE MINISTRY TEAM

Scripture says, “And a little child shall lead them…” This class is for those starting from scratch or for those with experience in building or working with children’s creative ministry teams. 

WHAT CAN WE DO WITH GERTRUDE?

Do all Biblical parts belong to men? Come to this class for some great ideas for women’s drama ministry. 

PRODUCTION MAKEUP

Experience putting on makeup for the stage.  Learn how to make a character come alive through makeup.

HOW TO BEGIN AND ORGANIZE A COSTUME MINISTRY

Tired of that tiny closet with costumes jammed in it? Make your costuming a ministry instead of a hassle. Will explore basic costuming plus organization! Louanne Tippins

 “GREAT BIG BUNDLE OF POTENTIALITY”

Why simply give out parts you picked last week? Instead, develop the writing, movement, and natural creativity of children and youth. 

 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS

WARNING! This class could be hazardous to the status quo! This very participatory class will learn techniques and methods for street drama. Performance is a given! Jim and Louanne Tippins

 INTERPRETIVE MOVEMENT

You are invited to learn interpretive movements for all ages and abilities. Also some advanced pieces.

Movements to songs like, “Get Down,” “Revolution,” “Joyful, Joyful,” “Hey God,” “Saving the World,” God’s Got an Army,” plus many others.

 TEACHING INTERPS TO CHILDREN’S LEADERS

Children and youth are “NOT” the future of the church….”They are part of the church.” We will learn a couple of easy to learn interpretive movements during class.

 CHILDREN’S PRODUCTIONS

Children love to get on stage. Making the most of your children’s ministry and amaze parents by putting on full-length productions and musicals.

Creative Arts and Ideas for the Sometimes Overlooked: Preschoolers

           

How young is young? Get ideas for the youngest of actors/singers/dancers/ministers.

 

Creative Arts and Ideas for the Sometimes Overlooked: Children 

 

Stuck in a rut of only a children’s musical once or twice a year? Expand their wings and watch them fly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Creative Arts and Ideas for the Sometimes Overlooked: Women

 

Roman guards, Disciples, Priests, the Bible is full of men’s stories. Learn and share ideas about women’s possibilities.

 

Creative Arts and Ideas for the Sometimes Overlooked: Seniors

 

Remember those same seniors who a sitting in the pew are the same people that once danced to the Charleston and to the Twist. Get your seniors to help in the creative arts.