*We do not pre-cast, all roles are available!*
Please prepare 32 bars of a song of a similar style. Be prepared with sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning will be asked to do a cold reading.
January 19th 2pm-5pm
January 20th 1pm-4pm
January 21st 7pm-9pm
Callbacks (If Needed)
January 23rd 7pm-9pm
In the original version of the tale, Todd is a barber who dispatches his victims by pulling a lever as they sit in his barber chair. His victims fall backward down a revolving trap door into the basement of his shop, generally causing them to break their necks or skulls. In case they are alive, Todd goes to the basement and “polishes them off” (slitting their throats with his straight razor). In some adaptations, the murdering process is reversed, with Todd slitting his customers’ throats before dispatching them into the basement through the revolving trap door. After Todd has robbed his dead victims of their goods, Mrs. Lovett, his partner in crime (in some later versions, his friend and/or lover), assists him in disposing of the bodies by baking their flesh into meat pies and selling them to the unsuspecting customers of her pie shop. Todd’s barber shop is situated at 152 Fleet Street, London, next to St. Dunstan’s church, and is connected to Mrs. Lovett’s pie shop in nearby Bell Yard by means of an underground passage. In most versions of the story, he and Mrs. Lovett hire an unwitting orphan boy, Tobias Ragg, to serve the pies to customers.
March 29th – April 7th, 2019
Cleveland Life Institute Uniqueness-
Interactive, socially conscience, community active, experiential, practical, and powerful.
Uniquely Designed Education
Successful leaders know their value lies not only in managing teams and running organizations, but in inspiring others, setting purposeful goals, executing strategic visions, and creating cultures of excellence.
Our program is designed to challenge your current perceptions about leadership and the values through interaction in our group both in the classroom as well as making a difference in our community project.
The Executive Education Program
The Cleveland Life Institute is a faith based residential executive education program that offers the opportunity to think strategically about guiding organizations to be relevant to culture and relational to the community.
In addition to the interaction of the classroom experience, the student will work collaboratively toward solutions to today’s challenges.
The first year consists of lectures, the design of a class project, implementation of that project in the community and a report to the agency on behalf the project was undertaken. A critique of the project will conclude the term with recommendations on the continuation of the project for the next class or a spin-off of the project.
The lectures would be presented by industry experts under the direction of a facilitating faculty member who would be assigned to the class for the entire semester and would demonstrate how the various lectures pertain to the topic of the semester and the experiential learning project.
The two semester program “Skills for Social Entrepreneurs” is the first course to be offered by the School.
Skills for Social Entrepreneurs
The program “Skills for Social Entrepreneurs” has five main objectives:
Ethics and values – Students will understand basic ethical principles for business and for working in our community and will demonstrate the ability to integrate values into all processes and to be responsibly engaged with communities. Students will also examine their own personal values.
The Social Entrepreneurial Skill Set – Using sophisticated written and oral communication skills and critical thinking skills developed in general education, students will be able to demonstrate competence in each of the following skills essential to entrepreneurship:
- Opportunity assessment
- Team building, leadership
- Negotiation skills
- Use of basic business skills to further social goals: organization, resource development, planning, growth, management, economic
Cultural, Political, and Social Understanding—Students will acquire an understanding of social, political, and cultural frameworks, will demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to the assessment of issues and problems, and to use this knowledge in making responsible judgments about issues and problems.
Project planning — Students will be expected to develop a full understanding of how to create and utilize a project plan that includes sustainability.
Managing and Sustaining an entrepreneurial initiative — Students will learn the unique set of skills necessary to guide a project through periods of both growth and decline.
The Cleveland Life Institute program will be offered over two semesters. Each semester will be 15 weeks in length, meet one time per week for 3 hours.
Semester One CLELIFE 1001
Introduction to Management Skills for Social Entrepreneurs
Non-profits, governments and social entrepreneurs
Project planning – Program development and assessment
Legal issues and structure
Finance: Fundraising, grant writing, and budgeting
Measuring and managing performance
Leveraging networks and mentors
Final presentations and conclusions
Group Presentation of Social Venture Feasibility Study
Presentation to agency
Semester Two CLELIFE 2001
The Business Plan
Final presentations and conclusions
Group Presentation of Social Venture Business Plan and the Project.
Deliver a report to the agency on behalf the project was undertaken
Social Venture Feasibility Study:
The major deliverable for the course is a social venture feasibility study. The feasibility study will help students determine whether there is potential in their idea for social impact. The document’s structure and content will mirror that of a business plan, although the purpose is somewhat different. A business plan is a tool used, among other reasons, to seek resources or financial support. In the context of this course, a feasibility study is the precursor for a business plan.
According to Andrew Wolk, author of Business Planning for Enduring Social Impact:
“A good business planning process produces an in-depth understanding of a target social problem that results in identifying opportunities that exist to address it.”
Social Venture Business Plan:
The major deliverables for the course is a business plan based on the project identified and validated in the feasibility study and initiating the project.
According to Wolk, “The final product, a complete business plan, demonstrates a commitment to accountability by including a rigorous measurement system for assessing and improving performance. It also includes a plan for achieving financial sustainability, which ties funding to results and helps to attract funders …”
Examining the work from Wolk’s Business Planning for Enduring Social Impact.
Persuasive and effective communication is an essential skill for any social entrepreneur. Elevator pitches are how social entrepreneurs present themselves to audiences when time is limited but an opportunity awaits. They are short, persuasive introductions to an idea or organization. The class will make a two-minute elevator pitch for the new social venture.
Initiating the Project:
The class will initiate to project that was validated by the feasibility study and around which a business plan was created.
Founded with a desire to unite individuals who are passionate about making a difference in our world and to explore their faith in a progressive, interactive environment along with a focus on innovation, the Cleveland Life Institute pursues excellence in our educational experience. It’s unique design of guest lecturers with real world experience in our community advance the kingdom and quality of life for everyone within our community.
We offer two tracks for our first years:
1) Certificate Program
Leadership Certification is a one-year program that will develop your unique capabilities to make an impact on the world and live a life of purpose and fulfillment. The curriculum covers competencies in self-management, teamwork, leadership and professional skills.
Graduates earn a designation on their transcript recognizing their demonstrated excellence in leadership and organization and community involvement.
- Requirement – High School Diploma or GED equivalent
- A letter of recommendation for the program.
- Commitment to the completion of the year. (This is essential for the interaction of the class and involvement in the project.)
- Limited enrollment
2) Graduate Level Continue Educational Units (CEU’s)
The Graduate Level CEU’s program is a one-year program accredited by the State of Ohio Department of Higher Educations requirements for CEU’s. This program is at a high graduate level. The program provides real life experiences with personal interaction to offer both a networking quality and real work experience which translates into a wide range of fields and work environments.
- Requirements- a College Degree
- A LETTER OF recommendation for the program.
- Commitment to the completion of the year. (This is essential for the interaction of the class and involvement in the project.)
(Both the Certificate Program and CEU Program are operational together and meeting the same standards, paying the same tuition and graduation certificates, yet those who qualify for the CEU’s are rewarded with recognized CEU’s.)
Applying to the Program
Applications for the 2017 cohort are being accepted May 1, through August 11, 2017
Submit Your 2017 Cohort Application
Space is limited, please apply as soon as possible.
Historic First Baptist Church
3630 Fairmount Blvd. Shaker Heights, OH 44118
The Educational component of Experiential Education
“Each day that we live, we’re taking in new information, ideas, concepts, experiences, and sensations. We need to consciously stand guard at the doors of our minds to make sure that whatever we’re allowing to enter will cause our lives to be enriched, that the experiences we pursue will add to our stockpile of possibility.” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within
The Power of Experiential Education by Janet Eyler
“Experiential education, which takes students into the community, helps students both to bridge classroom study and life in the world and to transform inert knowledge into knowledge-in-use. It rests on theories of experiential learning, a process whereby the learner interacts with the world and integrates new learning into old constructs.”
The ‘Jesus Method’ as a teacher
Jesus provided us a teaching model based on experiential learning which was gathering a small group of individuals into teaching sessions through life experiences. The “Jesus Method” incorporates four general points about Jesus’ moral teaching.
The first is that it is aimed at achieving a transformation of moral character; without changing certain traits and attitudes that impede moral responsiveness, moral teaching remains merely exhortative.
Second, moral teaching cannot be moralizing; it must begin with an understanding of moral agency and motivation, and sometimes the way to influence these is not through direct moral instruction, but through other kinds of teaching.
Third, many deep moral insights are gained only indirectly, through reflection on complex and puzzling cases that do not yield simple truths or directives.
Hence, fourth, Jesus’ use of proverbs, allegories, paradoxes, parables and other figurative forms reflects, on the positive side, a desire to cultivate in listeners a breadth and flexibility of moral imagination – and, on the negative side, a willingness to see many listeners misunderstand or not understand at all.
-Nicholas C. Burbules, “Jesus as a teacher.” Spirituality and Ethics in Education: Philosophical, Theological, and Cultural Perspectives, Hanan Alexander, ed. (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press) 2017.
Making a Difference in Our Community
Photograph: Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer
Each year’s Cleveland Life Institute students will engage in addressing a community issue in partnership with the ongoing work of other programs and governmental agencies.
Our Community Project (2017-18 ) will be to evaluate and make recommendations for action regarding the problem of abandoned homes and properties in the city of Cleveland.
Vacant houses, blighted buildings still plague Cleveland, but problem is shrinking: Taking Stock by Michelle Jarboe, The Plain Dealer
How Cleveland’s Vacant Homes Violent Crimes and Lead Poisoning are Linked – CWRU Report by Rachel Dissell, The Plain Dealer
We are in partnership with the City of Cleveland, the Cuyahoga Land Bank, and Western Reserve Land Conservancy to create a network in the faith based community to help in the revitalization of neighborhoods through a project which our students will engage themselves.
This provides a learning environment that represents the opportunity of each class to work though a project over the course of a year to a point of completion. Students will work together along with faculty advisors and community leaders to utilize our faith based community in the process of rebuilding neighborhoods. The exact nature of our role will be presented the the beginning of the school year.
Management abilities, leadership skill, and teamwork projects will provide a learning experience that will find value in our students personal or professional life.
Few programs incorporate the level of experiential education as we provide. This will be a strong point of our program and a strong addition to our students resume.
Clusters are small groups that meet regularly to help define activities of the church. They typically meet at the church. To find out about joining a cluster, contact the church office at 216-932-7480 or click on the cluster to contact the Lay Leader for that group.
Communication & Outreach: Lynne Liu
Greeters, Welcome Center, Marketing, Communications
Discipleship: Suzanne Blum
Discipleship Classes, PrimeTime, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Covenant Groups
Fellowship and Nurture: Tina DeBlaey-Cicco
Stephen Ministry, Deacons, New Member Orientation
Missions & Social Concerns: Tamara Turner
Stewardship: Tony Peebles
Property and Finance, Stewardship Campaign, Endowment and Audit
Worship and Fine Arts: G. Michael Skerritt
There are literally dozens of other opportunities for people to serve. If you have a desire to be actively involved in the work of the church, please contact the church office at (216) 932-7480 or by email.
Participate in Faith in Action Sunday
Join others on the first Sunday in June for a day of service projects both at FBC and in our community. For more information, please email Fran Leanza.
Make a Delivery to the Bethany Baptist Hunger Center
Help deliver food to the Hunger Center at Bethany Baptist Church at 1211 East 105th St. For more information, contact Barbara Baus.
Assist in the East Side Ministry program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
This group meets at FBC each Sunday from October-May. You can volunteer in the Sunday morning classroom where students participate in lessons that include stories, music and crafts.
Support P.A.D.S. (Pride Among Daughters & Sisters)
This newly non-profit organization was started by our own FBC member, Delesia Robinson. The mission of PADS is to provide hygiene products to underprivileged teens & women and to promote pride, dignity and confidence. To learn more about this ministry and to help with any contributions, please contact Delesia Robinson. For more info visit www.prideamongdaughters.org
Help Assemble Thanksgiving Food Baskets
During the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving we ask for donations of non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, fruits, cranberry sauce, stuffing mix, jello, cake mix etc. Come join the fun on the Monday before Thanksgiving in sorting donations and assembling food baskets for families in need. Please contact Fran Leanza for more information.
Christmas Giving Tree
Through the FBC Giving Tree, you can participate in our Christmas Angel Program by buying a oersonal gift for a young child living in transitional housing or in shelters sponsored by the Family Promise Organization. For further information please contact Fran Leanza.
AMOS Health & Hope
Since 1967 our church has supported missions in Nicaragua. We began by commissioning missionaries Rev. Dr. Gustavo and Joan Parajon who were Ministers of the First Baptist Church of Managua and also began several health initiatives that have transformed the country’s health care system. Following in their footsteps, Drs. David & Laura Parajonare continuing the health missions, now called AMOS Health & Hope,a Christian Public Health organization that serves impoverished rural communities. Each year FBC sends a team to support AMOS and in the past have provided earthquake, hurricane, and flood relief, and projects to provide clean, safe drinking water in rural communities.
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
If you or your child would like to be a part of this group, Boy Scout Troop 179 meets at the church on Thursdays from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in the Wheaton Center.
If you are interested in joining this troop or would like more information contact Steve Bopple through the form below.
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6810 Cork Cold Springs Road
Geneva, OH 44071—(440) 466-1278
We own it! Let’s Use It!
Ownership of this magnificent 325-acre Christian camp is split evenly among the Cleveland, Akron, and Ashtabula Baptist Associations. Therefore, as a member of CBA First Baptist is a part owner. In years past First Baptist held an annual Saturday-Sunday weekend retreat attended by as many as 50 members, families, and friends. The Camp is a wonderful asset for young and old alike. Weeklong camps for Elementary, Junior High and Senior High kids, and for Special Persons, includes Horseback Riding camps for all ages. Check out the website christiancampohio.org or go the Camp’s Facebook page at facebook.com/Koinoniacamp1, today! Discount registration ends April 1, 2018!
SUMMER CAMP OPTIONS 2018
First Timer’s Camp – Built for K thru 1st Grade. An overnight with parents to experience Koinonia together. Primary Camp – A shortened 3-day “solo” camp for 1st and 2nd Grade campers. Elementary Camp – Designed for 3rd thru 5th Grade. Make friends as you play, hike, swim. Elementary Bible “N Saddle Camp – 4th thru 6th Grade. Learn all about horses and riding. Junior High Camp – 6th thru 8th Grades. New adventures in activities and relationships. Senior High X Camp – 9th thru 12th Grades. Excitement, Courage, Friendship, Faith, Worship
Special Person’s Camp – Designed for campers 18 years old and older who have special needs. Youth Special Person’s Horse Back Camp – Designed for youth, ages 10 thru 17 with special needs and an interest in horses.
Adult Special Person’s Horse Back Camp – Made for campers 18 years and up, with special needs.
Wilderness Weekend – 7th—12th Grades. Learn to build shelters, cook over an open fire, sleep under the stars.
And Many More including Paintball Camp, Youth Bible N’ Saddle Camp. Advanced Horse Camp!
August 6th – 8th
Spark Imagination with Faith-Building Fun! – Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences. Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School transforms your church into a place buzzing with excitement! Designed with a purpose in mind
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice–the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Spring-cleaning means to clean your house, very well, including parts you do not often clean. We do not want you to neglect self. Our desire is for you to examine everything, especially your spiritual areas. We call it spiritual spring cleaning. During the month of May 2018, the Christian Education Department will introduce our first spiritual spring cleaning booklet. Self-assessment allows one to examine strengths and weaknesses. The Bible recommends that as Christians we perform self- assessments. As noted in 2 Corinthians 13:5, “Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?”
Adhering to self-assessment of one’s’ value orientation involves understanding how to overcome potential barriers that could hinder personal and spiritual growth. Your spiritual belief is the foundation, that aligns all your core values. This is important because, when challenges appear, a Christian’s response and interaction will revert to spiritual values. Self-assessment forces accountability for one’s actions and behavior. With accountability, one’s belief system can strive towards becoming more Christ-Centered and Christ-Focused. Being Christ-centered from a Christian perspective should be uncomplicated because it is the basis for all relationships.
It is impossible as humans to completely avoid including one’s values and possible bias at some point in time. This is another reason self-assessment is critical. As Christians, there is a clear understanding that God’s word should govern behavior. This is one of the primary reason’s the Spiritual Spring Cleaning booklet was created.
Prior to starting, there should be at least a day of prayer. We recommend selecting at least 2 areas during the month of May 2018, in which you are willing to challenge yourself to spiritually grow. Select one of the following PDFs to download.