IMPROV LEARNING LAB
The first portion of each gathering will help us learn basic improv skills through games and activities. For example, we may sit in a circle and tell a short story one word at a time as our voices loop around the room.
As we begin to benefit from novelty, new challenges, uncertainty, variety, and mutual vulnerability, and as we begin to become more comfortable being uncomfortable, we will be better prepared to minister along the way, finding opportunities to heal, nurture and teach–just like Jesus and the disciples.
These Improv Learning Labs are only the first part of each gathering. After a group of people gather for lessons in improv—after we are warmed up—we will go into the world for a few hours and ask God to offer us opportunities to spontaneously participate in God’s mission in the world. After all, this is how Jesus and the disciples functioned!
This spontaneous mission is exactly what I mean by Improv Mission. Perhaps we will find ourselves sitting and comforting strangers. Or maybe we will be building relationships at the local bar. Who knows how God will invite us to be the hands and feet of Jesus?