Sat, June 23, 2018

Drama

Skits with Only 2 Characters

A BREAD AND WATER FEAST

God was beginning to move in our church and people were getting content. We wanted to use this skit to encourage people to take the next step of faith, even if it wasn’t practical and trust that God has even more planned for us. He did not bring us out this far to take us back again. He brought us out to lead us into the promise land

CHRISTMAS JESUS V EASTER JESUS

This sketch begins like a traditional reading, but as one of the actors reads the Christmas story the other begins to read from Isaiah 53. The two begin discussing what Christmas is all about and the skit ends with the them reading the two passages together.

CREATION PRAYER SKETCH

I don’t know if there is a more overdone skit than someone praying with a “god-voice” being read from offstage. I hate to add to the pile, but I like this skit. Someone emailed me looking for a skit about creation or about divorce, I can’t really remember. But this skit is the result. It uses Genesis 1 as an overlay to a young girls prayer. As the girl prays for a miracle the verses remind her that God’s miracles are all around us.

IT’S JUST A LITTLE TUMOR

Of course if you have a tumor on your heart you will want to get it cut out. This skit depicts a doctor telling someone that they don’t need the surgery, just a shot for the pain. We used this skit to talk about how the church has watered down the gospel and said that people don’t need Jesus they only need to come to church.

NINTENDO GOSPEL

My Favorite Skit! This is a funny skits that talks about giving over the controls of your life to God. It uses the idea of a kid playing a video game to point out how we should let God be in charge.

SPORTSCENTER GOSPEL

A humorous and serious skit that point people toward salvation. The plot is two guys watching Sports Center get into a conversation about Jesus. Additional Material: This also deals with the affect of an abortion on the father.

THE “RELATIONSHIP”

This is a funny skit that uses the relationship of a girl and her boyfriend to mirror the silly way that some of us interact with God. Possible points: need for quiet time, need for Bible reading, etc.

WEAK AND FLABBY FRIENDSHIPS

Alright this skit really just works as a discussion started for building Christian friendships. You may not find it helpful, but I just love the “A Few Good Men” reference.

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Skits with More than 3 Characters

BAG MINDS

This skit runs along the same lines as masks. It involves boys putting on a Good little Christian Boy face in front of their pastor and Sunday school teacher, but when Jesus walks up one of the boys can’t keep up the act.

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT

This skit deals with God’s desire to have a relationship with us. So many people see prayer as just a way to ask things of God or some sort of ritual. You can use this skit to show His desire to relate to us through prayer.

HUMILITY IN PRACTICE

This is a silly little sketch that shows 3 examples of false humility and one example of true humility. It is cheesy to the core, but it is easy to do and it might be a good tie in for a lesson on Christian Humility. 

USELESS TOOLS

On job of the church is to equip its members for ministry. This skit pokes fun at a carpenter who has had zero training trying to help people and parallels it with Christians without any training trying to minister in today’s world. If you are talking about discipleship this is the skit for you.

WAITING FOR GOD’S RESPONSE

This is a skit version of a very old joke. A man drowns in a flood after he turns down a ride from a cow, a boat, and a helicopter because he is waiting for God to answer his prayer. It is pretty silly so it doesn’t really need a whole lot of practice. Just grab a few students out of your group and have fun with it.

WHY GOD

This skit was done at the year anniversary to 9/11. With just a little modification on the third part it could be used for almost any tragedy. The skit itself doesn’t answer the why questions. We went on to talk about how we may not always know the why, but we can always know that God is good.

WORTH SOMETHING

A series of monologues about the ways that different students deal with their desire to feel good about themselves. I taught a series on Self-Worth and this was the lesson about basing your self worth on your performance.

 

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I don't have all of the answers and some weeks it feels like I don't have any of the answers. I forget students names sometimes and say stupid things that hurt their feelings. I often find a good word picture or object lesson and build the lesson off of that instead of the other way around. I have put the finishing touches on a Wednesday night Bible study on Wednesday more times than I can count. I don't always pray as much as I should and I never study as much as I should. I try every new youth ministry model that comes from the "experts" and I have had at least 3 mission statements over the past 5 years.

But I love students ministry. I love watching teenagers as they serve God. I love to see them worship and forget about themselves for a while. I love seeing someone wake up to the love of God if only for a little while. I love to see them out serving their community and sharing the love of Christ with others. I love to be a part of their lives and I love seeing the world through their eyes. Like I said, I'm an average youth pastor.

About Nailscars.com

For over 10 years now I have been trying to add creative ideas for use in the local church. In the early days Nailscars.com was just a place to publish some scripts, but it has become a collection of creative ministry resources for youth ministry and worship.

I began writing a blog more to process my own thoughts more than anything else. As I started writing the comments that I got back from people amazed me. As I was honest with my struggles most of them would write and say “Thank you.” “It is just nice to know someone else struggles with these same things,” was a common response.

So this has become a place where I share the struggles and successes of being in youth ministry. I hope that you find something that God can use in your life and ministry.