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Acts of Renewal to Perform at Malone University

#6206|October 27, 2011

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Husband and wife drama team Acts of Renewal (aka Carol Anderson-Shores and Jim Shores) will perform at Malone University during chapel services held Tuesday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 16, at 10:00 a.m.; Tuesday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in Memorial Chapel of the Johnson Center.

All three programs are free, open to the public and take place in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts at 2600 Cleveland Ave NW in Canton.

From their website:

Who are Acts of Renewal?

MISSION STATEMENT - We want to create and produce excellent theatre that glorifies God leading audiences toward hope, goodness and hunger for God in Christ.

Where have we performed?

Colleges- more than 60 colleges and universities. Acts of Renewal is included in the roster of distinguished Staley Lecturers.
Conferences - Acts of Renewal have been repeat performers at a wide variety of Christian conferences across the country including: FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, American Association of Christian Counselors, Exodus International, Youth for Christ, many Crisis Pregnancy Center fundraisers, The Cove, Missionary Alliance Mens Conference,  Episcopal, Evangelical Free and Anglican conventions and many more.
Churches - Many denominations including such churches as: All Saints Episcopal, Pawleys Island, SC; First Baptist, Houston, Texas; Grace Chapel, Lexington, Mass.; Montreat Presbyterian, Montreat, NC; Salem Alliance, Salem, Ore.; Sisters of Divine Providence Convent, Pittsburgh,Penn.; Stanwich Congregational, Stanwich, Conn. and many more.

For which speakers have we created and performed theatre pieces to illustrate their talks?

J.I. Packer, Dennis Rainey, Gary Smalley, Tony Campollo, Joni Erickson Tada, Brennan Manning, Jill Briscoe, Leanne Payne, Gary Chapman, Patsy Clairmont, John Townsend, Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking), Keith Miller, John Eldredge, Gary Rosberg, Joe White, Archibald Hart, David Jeremiah, Alistar Begg, Steve Arterburn, and many more.

For what other media have we performed?

Carol's one woman show on eating disorders, "A Size 7 Forever", has been aired on PBS. Jim and Carol's voices have been heard performing radio drama on the nationally syndicated radio show FamilyLife Today. Carol's voice has been heard on Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey. Carol's story of recovery from a debilitating eating disorder has been aired twice on Focus on the Family's radio show.  Several of their filmed scenes created for FamilyLife are shown at Weekend to Remember events across the country.

What Do We Teach?

Carol developed the Worship Arts Major at Montreat College designed to develop the next generation of Worship Arts leaders. She now teaches workshops nationally, helping churches develop arts integration, creative worship as well as theatre in worship. Jim heads up the Communications Major at Montreat College as well as teaching Environmental Science.  Umm... what can we say, he's remarkably left brained/right brained. An actor makes a terrific fresh water ecology instructor.


Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2011.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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