Aberdeen Passion Plays Partner Churches
Founded in 2011, Aberdeen Passion Plays has the aim of the staging a biennial passion play (The Aberdeen Passion) to both spread the gospel message to those living in North East Scotland and to promote an opportunity around which Christians of all denominations can come together. We believe the global Church is a stronger vehicle for positive spiritual & societal change and improvement when all Christians are united and work together. Art, and in particular the theatrical arts, is a powerful agent for joining people together and by helping to preserve the historical practice of passion plays we aim to use the arts to meet the challenge of the Great Commission. In addition, the production is used as a platform for raising funds to support charitable organisations that live out the Gospel message of love and compassion to all people through targeted relief and support activities. Alongside of this we are working towards the goal of seeing The Aberdeen Passion become a City Council sanctioned part of an Easter celebration for the City of Aberdeen. In all our interactions we strive to promote interdenominational harmony and acceptance so as a Christian community we can spread the Christian gospel of salvation and healing together as one family. Involvement in our productions and workshops is open to all, regardless of faith; however all we do makes use of material rooted in the Christian faith with public prayer and devotion at the heart of all we do.
Aberdeen Passion Plays is not officially linked to, or run by, any particular church or organisation. This was a deliberate decision made to ensure ownership of the project was held at a community level and not by any one church, denomination or organisation. Instead, we seek to “partner’ with individual churches, organisations and individuals who share Aberdeen Passion Plays’ vision. What this means for each church/organisation is likely to vary and as such we seek to enter into dialogue with any churches wishing to explore partnership before formalising any relationship. We are therefore happy to meet with leaders of churches who are considering making a connection. For some churches it may simply be that all they can bring to a partnership would be an enhance prayer support, for others gifts in-kind (for example, we currently receive office support and rehearsal space as an in-kind donation from a church, in addition storage space is something we have received in the past) or financial support may be more appropriate, for others it may mean utilising their contacts to promote the productions & the project’s wider work as it develops, and for others still it may be a combination of the above or even a whole-hearted embracing of the project with the church as a body actively becoming involved in the staging of the passion play productions and associated endeavours. Regardless of the level of support a church can bring, the one thing we ask is that the relationship is a committed one, especially in the area of prayer where we ask that you actively pray for the productions and the wider project as a whole. It is also hoped that partner churches would work their Easter programmes in years when a passion play is staged to encourage congregations to support the production through attendance, especially with non-Christian friends. Partner churches will be listed on both our website and where appropriate in the programme/literature for the passion plays and associated activities. Our prayer coordinator will also connect with partner churches, sending regular updates and prayer requests through.
Cast & Crew of The Aberdeen Passion: One Life Given (2012)
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Aberdeen Passion Plays
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c/o The Church Office Bridge of Don Baptist Church Centre Dubford Road Bridge of Don Aberdeen AB23 8GS Telephone: 01224-826256 Email: email@example.com Web: www.aberdeenpassion.com