Leaps and Bounds is versatile and easy to present. We can turn almost any space into a theater. We have our own lighting equipment, sound system and promotional material available for download. This page helps you determine whether you would like to present Leaps and Bounds as a cultural event, in the context of worship, or as a mobilizing tool for the community.
As a Cultural Event
Leaps and Bounds, in its simplest form, is an entertaining and educational cultural event, lasting 75 minutes, that can deeply impact your community. Including a 20 minute group reflection after the show, or providing a local action step for interested audience members are great ways to build upon the catalyzing power of this show. Interested? Read reviews (link) and learn about how to share this with your community (link).
As a Mobilizing Tool
Leaps and Bounds has been presented at multiple conferences and festivals as a keynote presentation or teaching time. Also, some presenters have designed events that follow the production with group discussion, break out workshops and locally sourced community meals. There are many ways to build upon the assets of your community and mobilize the audience toward deeper local engagement! Check out these resources to see if they might help your process.
In the Context of Worship
Allowing Leaps & Bounds to be shared in the context of worship enables the whole congregation to share in this compelling experience and help recenter your church on environmental and economic justice issues. The performance changes slightly to fit a worship setting- portions are removed to integrate a Call to Worship, some congregational responses, hymns, and other worship elements such as communion and/or an offering. We can cater to the particular needs of your congregation, but it is unlikely that the worship service will remain less than an hour. See the response from Pastor Max Lynn of St John’s Presbyterian Church in Berkeley, CA.
To Whom it may concern,
It is my privilege to recommend Leaps and Bounds by Tevyn East. Tevyn has put a tremendous amount of work and practice into this production. The show is professional quality, captivating, informative and powerful. Mind and heart are engaged as Tevyn unrolls a biblical understanding of Sabbath Economics.
We had Tevyn present Leaps and Bounds during worship. This spiced up worship and assured the greatest number of our members would have the privilege of experiencing the show. Tevyn and I worked together to add a Call to Worship and a couple of hymns to evoke the participatory nature of worship. The shear volume and impact of the program is a bit overwhelming and unusual for the standard 10 AM worship on Sunday morning. But who says the prophetic Word is supposed to be hum drum and usual. Our congregation, for one, can use a shake up every once in a while. For those well aware of global environmental issues, you understand the weight of allowing it all in can be quite heavy, but Tevyn sets this view well within the hopeful realm of Divine providence and the grace of Jesus Christ.
For those congregations whose worship style is too sacred to mess with, or who are not well informed on environmental issues, or who have a contingency who would dismiss current scientific understanding, I would not recommend this program for a worship setting. On the other hand, if you want a spark of beauty and creativity, combined with solid teaching of biblical and scientific knowledge, go for it. I was slightly worried about pulling off this “strange” event in worship, but afterward I heard “Wow!” “She must have put an amazing amount of time into that.” And, “Beautiful and powerful!”
Pastor Max Lynn
St. John’s Presbyterian Church