Mon, February 19, 2018

2 Character Skits

All of these are ideas that I have used in various ministries over the years. I hope that these will help you to spread the message of Christ around the world. Everything here is free of charge. If you find anything you can use and would like to support Nailscars.com you can donate using the link in the top bar.

 

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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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.