Life on Stage Dresden
Life on Stage is a professional musical with a Gospel message. About 15 churches and Christian organizations in the greater Dresden area are starting preparations to host the week-long production from Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2019. What is it? Click the link below to find out more.
In the summer of 2017, an evangelist with the Swiss organization Netzwerk Schweiz (Network Switzerland), invited a number of Christian leaders in Dresden to an informational meeting. He introduced us to Life on Stage, told us that God had put Dresden on his heart and asked us to pray about hosting the production as a missions project in 2019. We sought the Lord, talked with our churches and decided to go for it—even though it’s a big project for a city with such a small Christian community.
What is Life on Stage? The Swiss producers with Netzwerk Schweiz have choreographed the stories of three real Europeans who have come to Christ. Each evening one story will be performed; each story gets performed twice over the six-day event. Most people like musicals and drama and almost everyone is moved by personal stories. Want to get a taste of what it’s like? Watch this motivational trailer (and practice your German!):
Towards the end of 2018, the organization put the production on in three different venues in Switzerland and saw 1000 people come to Christ over those three weeks! We’re praying that God will do something similar in the Dresden area; we’re asking him to bring 1300 people to each performance.
Participating churches are encouraging their members to pray daily for three VIPs—important people in their lives who don’t yet know Jesus. In March, the Swiss group will launch two six-week evangelistic training courses. We’re praying that many will sign up to learn how to share their faith more effectively. And then in October, we’re anticipating that many VIPs will accept invitations to attend the event. Please pray with us!
It’s an expensive project; Dresden’s portion of the budget is over 160,000 euros or $182,000. We need just over 86,000 euros in private donations to help Netzwerk Schweiz cover its costs. Would you consider giving either $5 monthly for 10 months or making a one-time donation? Every dollar or euro helps. TEAM has set up a special account – #512350 – for Life on Stage Dresden donations. Click here to make a donation for this life-changing project; make sure you note that your donation is for “Life on Stage Dresden”
All donations are tax-deductible.
Thanks for your prayers and financial support!
Jeff Ingram, Dresden