January…a time to grow, try harder, pray more, pray effectively… What are you praying for right now? I am seeking wisdom from above, the pure, peaceable, full of good fruit kind of wisdom. I need an extra dose right now as I navigate my days with the multiple roles of a busy, intergenerational, and growing household and a time of basement space renovation here at Greenleaf. During this season I have learned to express my needs to those closest to me and I have found loving responses and support!
How about you? Are you perhaps finding yourself with a full schedule and not enough hours to pull it all off gracefully? Relax and explore community…let yourself help and be helped.
We are in the middle of getting ready to tell a story based on Acts 16 about a woman named Lydia, a prison guard, and a bound inside and out slave girl who all found themselves overwhelmed and searching. The Holy Spirit awakened Paul to their cries for help and the Good News crossed the waves and landed in Phillipi and brought beautiful change to the lives of not only these three, but many more! I love this story and I love the young people acting it out just for you! Please don’t miss this encouraging musical called Ekklesia and join us at one of our ten shows coming soon….February 27, 28, March 1 and 2 and again the next weekend, March 6-9. Tickets are on sale now!! Call us. This is a great show!
Due to sold out shows, we’ve added a 7th performance of “The Cross & the Switchblade.” Join us on Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm for this inspiring musical (see previous post for show description).
Call 913.397.7071 to reserve your seats today!
$9 in advance. ($12 at the door)
The Cross & The Switchblade
Musical by Lin Sexton. Adapted from the book by David Wilkerson with John & Elizabeth Sherrill.
Thurs., Feb. 7 @ 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb 8 @ 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb 9 @ 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb 15 @ 7 p.m.
Sat. Feb 16 @ 7 p.m.
Sun. Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. (NEW SHOW ADDED)
Purchase tickets by calling 913.397.7071.
Nicky Cruz had more than 16 knifings to his name, along with the credit of leading the Mau Maus, one of New York’s most vicious gangs. And Nicky don’t want this skinny preacher taking over Nicky’s turf.
“Nicky has a plan. If that preacher sticks around, he’s gonna bleed…he’s gonna bleed long and slow.”
Purchase your tickets from Greenleaf at: email@example.com or (913) 397-7071 OR by contacting a cast member
Ticket price: $9.00
($12 at the door)
Purchase tickets soon! This show is a favorite Greenleaf performance and we expect it to sell out fast.
(PG-13: mature themes)
Performance Location: Greenleaf Music & Arts Academy, 1500 E. Kansas City Road, Suite 10, Olathe, KS 66061
Happy back-to-school week, Olathe! Remember to make the arts an important part of your educational experience this year!
“A student making music experiences the “simultaneous engagement of senses, muscles, and intellect. Brain scans taken during musical performances show that virtually the entire cerebral cortex is active while musicians are playing.” (Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries, 2000, p. 14)
“Dramatic play, rhyming games, and songs are some of the language-rich activities that build pre-reading skills.” (Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connection, 1998, p. 1)
“Preschoolers who were given music keyboard lessons improved their spatial-temporal reasoning…used for understanding relationships between objects such as calculating a proportion or playing chess.” (Education Leadership, November, 1998, p. 38)
“Creative activity is also a source of joy and wonder, while it bids its students to touch, taste, hear, and see the world. Children are powerfully affected by storytelling, music, dance, and the visual arts. They often construct their understanding of the world around musical games, imaginative dramas and drawing.” (Hamblen, Karen A., Theories and Research That Support Art Instruction for Instrumental Outcomes, 1993)
“Regular, frequent instruction in drama and sign language created higher scores in language development for Head Start students than for a control group.” (Young Children and the Arts: Making Creative Connections, 1998, p. 1)
“Listening to music for just an hour a day changes brain organization…EEG results showed greater brain coherence and more time spent in the alpha state.” (Malyarenko, et al., 1996)
-Compiled by Americans for the Arts
The date has changed for our Worship Dance Workshop! It is now July 23-27 from 7-9 pm. Read the instructor’s class description below and call 913.397.7071 today to register.
WORSHIP WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION - Instructor, Kirsten Kawase
True worship engages the heart, mind, and body; however, finding a fitting expression for our physical bodies’ desire for expression is often difficult. This workshop develops dancing to physically engagement in worship.
Students will learn how to:
· interpret music into movement,
· improvise with a group,
· and lead others in worship with their dancing.
This workshop is recommended for dancers of all levels of experience interested in improvisation and worship. Its techniques and exercises can further be used for personal bible studies and choreographing.
· Personal Bible
· Water bottle
· Workout clothing*
*Sweats and simple shirt are fine. No specific dance clothing is required, but ladies should still ensure they are modestly covered.
The songs, “Amazing Grace,” “Come Thou Fount,” “Revive Us Again,” and “It Is Well” have inspired and comforted millions. These are hymns born in the real world, written by flawed and broken humans who sought and found a real God. Come hear their stories.
Beginning this month, Leslie Smith will be offering piano and clarinet lessons on Saturday mornings and Trevor Sheafer will teach guitar on Saturday afternoons!
To register or set up a lesson consultation, call 913-397-7071.
What Students Are Saying"Greenleaf has been life-changing for our family. The kids are getting fabulous music, drama, and dance lessons from teachers who really care about them. But more than that, Greenleaf is an atmosphere where they are surrounded by positive influences and role models. I have watched my daughter just blossom in confidence. I could not be happier with our experience."Tracy Fischer
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