Oct 22nd-26th 2021
What is Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames?
“Heaven’s Gates, Hell’s Flames” is a touring evangelistic drama that has been performed worldwide. It is based on an evangelical interpretation of the Gospel, and presents the message that one must believe in Jesus in order to be saved and go to Heaven, or face eternal punishment in Hell.
HGHF has been to FCFC several times over the past couple decades. Every time, we have seen hundreds of people come to know Jesus. We believe this year will be no different, especially as we intentionally cover all aspects in prayer.
This program is put on 100% by the people of FCFC and we foresee the impact this will have on Warren County will be huge.
Areas You Can Get Involved!
HGHF is made up of several small skits where actors portray real life events where people from all walks of life die, and make their transition to Heaven or Hell. Every year all types of people ranging from those who have never acted in their life to others who love plays and have done acting in the past sign up.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Being on stage may not be your thing, and that is ok! This drama is a full scale production including lights, videos, and special effects, all of which needs someone to make sure each cue is hit correctly.
Our media team is responsible for two things. One, the video and audio of the actual production and two, a crew running around the campus gathering photos and video with the church’s equipment to ensure we are able to keep the memory of the event we are doing.
At the end of each production, people in the audience will be given a chance to answer the call to give their life to Jesus. However, we don’t want it to end there. After they come forward, we bring them to our prayer room where people can pray one-on-one with every person. This helps provide a time to explain what just happened, what their next steps are, get personal prayer and develop a relationship with someone in the church.
The ministry starts before the production for the evening ever starts. For some people, this will be the first time they have ever been to a church and we want to make sure the first thing they experience is peace and a loving group of people. That’s where our greeters come in. Often a simple simple and hello can make all the difference in the world.
At a large event like this, there is all kinds of people who will be coming through our doors. While it would be great if everyone’s motives were completely pure, we know in this world that is not always the case. Our priority is to make sure that all in attendance stay safe. Our security team oversees that for all areas of the building before, during and after the production each night.
There is nothing more frustrating than attending an event and the parking is a mess. Our parking team helps direct people to make their entrance beforehand and exit afterwards a smooth process. Not only that, as people are walking into the building, the parking team is often the first people from the church people interact with which can set the stage for people feeling welcome.
There is so much behind the scenes data entry that go into this event. Whether it is helping communicate with actors through out the week, or gathering info for those who became saved so we can follow up with them, this team helps make sure process are created and info in collected in a quick, smooth manner.
If you have seen HGHF before, you know that we completely change the setup of our stage. From large risers that hold numerous angels throughout the entirety of the show, to a Hell just to the left of the stage, there are a lot of construction needs that will need competent people who know how to build safe, large structures that will be the set for the show.