The Christian Walk

Note: For obvious reasons, the durations against each script are only very approximate.

Key:
L
= Generally lighthearted;
D
= Drama;
H
= Heavy

N=Narrator; M=Male; F=Female; C=Child; M/'F=optional Male or Female; VO=Voices only; V=Vary to suit needs

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A Cloud of Witnesses

Dur: 6min

D

4M, 1F

Everyone has something to contribute to the Kingdom…besides excuses. (Author: Eric Fisher)

A Costly Business

Dur: 7min

L

2M

A dialogue for two persons - based upon ‘The Disciple’ by Juan Carlos Ortiz. A new disciple discovers what the real cost is of following Christ. (Author: David Winfield)

A Higher Calling

Dur: 6min

L

2M/F

Two MickeyD's workers talk about their jobs.  The problem is their understanding of what their purpose in life is. (Author: Fred Lane)

A Matter of Praise

Dur: 5min

D

3N

A Reader's Theater script dealing with the subject of praise, seeking to define it and make its practice more understandable. May find uses in both a praise service or as a special Thanksgiving reading. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

A Purpose-driven Christmas Carol

Dur: 20min

D

7M, 4F, 2C

A new take on the famous story by Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol". It keeps the flavour of the original, but looks at the story from the perspective of Rick Warren's "A Purpose-driven Life". (Author: Heather Cooper)

A Surprise Package

Dur: 4min

D

1M/F

What if you received a gift on your doorstep, but were to afraid to open for fear it might be something really nice. If it turns out to be something you really like, God might ask you to share it with someone else. Maybe it’s better not knowing. (Author: Christin Kuck)

A View From the Garden

Dur: 10min

L

1F

A woman looks at spiritual parallels between flowers and people. (Author: Peggy Barnell)

Acute Religiosity

Dur: 5min

L

2M/F

When a woman still feels "empty" after doing "all the right things", she opts to visit a doctor for a spiritual check-up but is somewhat shocked at the diagnosis. (Author: Terri Savage)

Advice

Dur: 9min

L

2M

Two friends, one just married, discuss what it takes to keep a marriage healthy. Also a symbolic illustration of the importance of spiritual growth and developing one's relationship with God. (Author: Scott Phillips)

Alien

Dur: 7min

L

3M

After Pete hears a sermon on "living as aliens in this world", an alien turns up who wants to take the scripture literally. (Author: Paul Clark)

Am I Late?

Dur: 8min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F

A man is always late for his meetings so a co-worker gives him the gift of a new alarm clock, which he fails to open - so he is late for the next day’s meeting again. As 2 of his co-workers find out, he keeps a lot of his gifts unopened and unused because he likes the way they look all wrapped up. (Author: Joanne Miller)

An Annoying Little Sin

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1M/F

Have you ever had an annoying little sin that just wouldn't go away? It's rather like having a big book that you use to whack yourself in the head. (Author: John Cosper Jr)

An Idiot's Prayer

Dur: 4min

L

1M

A young male thinks that just by praying, he will get what he wants. (Author: Tim Evers)

Are You Talking To Me, Lord?

Dur: 5min

D

1F, 2+M/F

A choir is singing in front of the congregation, "Holy, Holy, Holy" (Hymnal). God gets Jenny's attention and they engage in a conversation. Nobody else hears Him. He is so loud in her head, she thinks it's somebody in the choir interrupting her. (Author: Kathy Graff)

Attitude Airways

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F

A bad-mannered airline passenger discovers that choices have consequences. (Author: Shauna Smith Duty)

Avoid, Ignore or Quit

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F, 1N

A man interacts with a narrator, his wife and co-worker in a few vignettes that show how passive he is in living his life. He is confronted with immaturity in conflict, laziness and giving up. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Beyond the Grave

Dur: 60min

H

2M, 3F, 7M/F

The story opens with three student victims in a Christian School bombing. It attempts to show God's hand at work in all situations and circumstances, and visits Christian role models from the past. (Author: Terri Lee)

Big Day

Dur: 4min

L

2M

Andy reckons he's now achieved his qualification for heaven. (Authors: Pete Smithies & Andy Lund)

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Dur: 7min

L

1F, 4C

Mrs Bloomingardner is so busy with all her activities her garden suffers terribly. (Author: Valerie Keefe)

Boundary Stones

Dur: 5min

D

4+M/F

Stones were used to mark the boundaries of people’s farms. God had given each family a farm when the land was conquered in Joshua’s day. Some people moved stones to get some of their neighbor’s land because they were not satisfied with what God had given them. (Author: Dorothy Kraljev)

Brain Cramps

Dur: 6min

L

2M/F

This character claims to get "brain cramps" when he reads the Bible. But it doesn't happen any other time. (Author: Michael Humphrey)

Breaking The Chains

Dur: 6min

D

4M, 1M/F

The Devil binds us with chains we forge for ourselves. Jesus can free us, but at a cost. (Author: John McNeil)

Can't Touch This

Dur: 7min

D

3M/F, 2V

A dramatization of the thoughts we have as we anticipate reaching out in relationship to someone. (Author: Fred Lane)

Change Your Life

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 2F

A satirical look at how life might look if Christians behaved exactly the same as everyone else… Key Words: Morality and Christian life; Christian witness; living holy in an unholy world. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Changed!

Dur: 5min

L

2M

Andy and Pete find it hard to believe an acquaintance really has been changed by meeting Jesus. (Authors: Pete Smithies & Andy Lund)

Chicken Sketch

Dur: 7min

L

2M/F

Two chickens discuss whether to stay cooped up or to aspire to life as a free-range chicken. Aim: to encourage people to step out of their comfort zone. (A little reminiscent of the famous Morecambe & Wise chicken sketch.) (Authors: Simon & Sue Kingham)

Cirrhosis of the Giver

Dur: 3min

L

1F, 2M/F

A Doctor explains a patient's diagnosis to his wife. Played like a corny and over dramatic soap opera. (Brian Hardesty)

Compromise Your Integrity!

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 2F

A husband and wife are tempted with big prizes to compromise their integrity in a TV game show. (Authors: Andrew Jefferson and Christina Wilson)

Confessing Other People's Sins

Dur: 10min

L

2F

A hairdresser named Carol is working on Lorraine's hair, a conversation begins, but soon Carol gets quiet as Lorraine begins to reveal the secrets of the people in their little town. (For a sequel, see "Phar-a-non".) (Author: Glenn Hascall)

Creatoplane

Dur: 7min

L

2F

Two air travellers discuss the origin of the aircraft they are flying in. (Author: Derek Wenmoth)

Declaration of Dependence

Dur: 5min

D

4M/F

A Reader's Theater regarding a declaration of our dependence on Jesus Christ. (Glenn A. Hascall)

Dirty Laundry

Dur: 5min

D

2F

Two women meet in a Laundromat.  One is joyful the other downtrodden.  The conversation that ensues invites the audience to reflect that God’s grace and mercy extend to his fallen children as well. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

Double Word Score

Dur: 7min

D

1M, 1F

A man and wife are sitting around playing Scrabble,  both are obviously very bored, and discouraged with their marriage.  There is  little dialog, all words relate to words being played in the game. Even though they only say one word at a time their message comes through loud and clear. (Author: Walt Scheiman)

Extreme Makeover

Dur: 5min

L

5M/F

A series of clients visit a makeover clinic with various requirements. One, however, needs a makeover on the inside rather than the outside. This skit was written to introduce a five week sermon series on the book of James called "Extreme Makeover." (Author: Melinda Cousins)

Feeding the 500

Dur: 7min

D

2M, 1F

Three "clients" in a soup kitchen discuss the motives of those who work there. (Author: Dan Wilson)

Flatline

Dur: 20min

D

3M, 3F, 2M/F

A young man is in hospital following a brain haemorrhage. On the verge of death, he discovers that his neglect of his Christian walk has imperilled his salvation. (Author: Sheila Liljeqvist)

Forgiveness

Dur: 10min

D

1F, 7M/F

Anger, Bitterness and friends turn up to bring their "comfort" to a girl who's parents are divorcing. She welcomes them at first, until she realises they stand between her and Peace. (Author: Janelle Ponte)

Forgiveness - dwarf style

Dur: 7min

L

2N

Who would you rather live with? Grumpy, Angry, Snivvelly, Resentful, Frustrated and Sulky!..Or… Happy, Sleepy, Sneezy, Bashful, Dopey, Grumpy and Doc. (Author: Dean Herring)

Fruit of the Spirit

Dur: 6min

D

1M, 1F

A young woman discovers that the Fruit of the Spirit have to be worked out in daily experience. (Author: Heather Adams)

Gardening Problems

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F

A boy who has a great dream - but is afraid to let it out of its box - receives encouragement from a girl passing by. (Joshua Reid)

 Get the Message

Dur: 5min

L

1M, 1F

A husband and wife are too distracted by a multitude of disturbances to really hear the sermon. (Authors: Janelle Ponte and Tom Guild)

Getting to Know Blankets Better

Dur: 7min

L

1M/F, 1F

This drama is about the fear we often have of sharing the gospel with our friends. It uses humour to show that we have words of life to share, and there is nothing to be afraid of. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Gino's Gutter Gaffe

Dur: 5min

L

2M, 2F, 3M/F

The Portalini family is having trouble with a son who does not seem to willing to obey. This script is designed to allow you to pull the cast from the crowd. The only part that needs to be planned ahead is the Narrator. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

God Leaves The Light On

Dur: 5min

L

1M

A light- hearted monologue looking at stewardship from Tom Bud-get's view point.  It's a parody of the American 'Motel-6' comercials. (Author: Peggy Barnell)

Greener Pastures

Dur: 7Min

L

3M/F

Two dumb sheep are offered the temptation of greener pastures and coveting what they long for.  The third sheep, who is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing, is wily like his Eden serpentine counterpart and has other plans for the easily frightened sheep. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

Help Please

Dur: 8min

L

2M

(This sketch is intended to be used as showing the Holy Spirit as the helper.)  A man is trying to rearrange some furniture in his house and his friend drops by.  The friend offers to help but the man keeps telling him he doesn’t need any help as he strains to move his couch and set up some stereo equipment.  At the end the man’s wife calls to tell him she has changed her mind, please leave the couch where it is. (Author: Joanne Miller)

I need to hear from you

Dur: 3min

L

1M/F

A monologue in which a girl muses why she doesn't seem to hear from God. Designed to be accompanied by the Petra song, "I need to hear from you". (Author: Peter France)

In Whose Hands?

Dur: 6min

L

1M/F, 2 VO

How do we get guidance for those hard-to-make decisions? It's not easy! (Authors: Pete Smithies & Andy Lund)

It's Good To Be Stinky

Dur: 15min

D

2M, 2F

Part 1 of the "Follow the Lights" series. The Lights begin life after the death of Larry's wife. Larry Light owns a "flea market" store, Light's House. This script deals with accountability and doing the right thing for the right reason. (Author: Kenny Blade)

Just A Couple of Questions, Mr Terminator

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1M/F

A reporter stages an impromptu interview with the Terminator, who is finishing the filming of the second Terminator movie, Judgement Day. In this case, the Terminator is not an actor, but plays himself in the movie, and appears to be thoroughly beat up. The interviewer obviously doesn't know the action movie genre well. The interview reveals the real vulnerability of the cyborg terminator. (Author: Fred Lane)

Just A Rose

Dur: 10min

D

1M, 1F +V

A parable on sexual abstinence (or lack of it) before marriage. Particularly suits a discussion group setting. (Author unknown)

Karate Kid?

Dur: 4-5min

L

2M, 2F

After watching a show on TV, Daniel tells Josh that he can break those boards just as easily as on TV. But Daniel is about to learn what it really takes to be a karate kid… practice. (Author: Daniel Guilliot)

Kindergarten Christianity

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1N

A satirical look at what it really means to play church. (Author: Kevin Penner)

Knock at the Door

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F, 1M/F

Ever wonder how you would react if Jesus scheduled a visit to your home? (Author: Dan Wilson)

Late For My Funeral

Dur: 10min

L

3F

2 sisters are speaking about their 3rd sister and how she is always late because she crams so much into her life.  Today is her funeral and she’s late again.  Third sister (the “dead” one) finally walks in not realizing she’s dead. When she catches on, she faints on the couch and wakens to realize it’s been a nightmare. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Louisiana Bones ~ Walking with God

Dur: 15min

D

2F, 1M, 1M/F

Louisiana Bones, adventurer and archaeologist, is searching for a lost treasure, when her arch enemy turns up. Their journey through the caves illustrates aspects of walking by faith. (Author: Heather Cooper)

Many Hats

Dur: 10min

L

1F

Women wear many hats throughout their day. This drama is an amusing way to encourage other women while emphasizing that it's not easy. This is best used during a women's retreat or luncheon. (Author: Terri Savage)

Maximilian Kolbe

Dur: 6min

H

5+ M

A narration of the true story of Maximilian Kolbe, a simple Polish priest who made a heroic sacrifice in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. (Author: Sheila Hamil)

Mission In-prayerable

Dur 2min

L

2M/F

A quick advertisement for a workshop on prayer, with a Mission Impossible theme. (Author: John McNeil)

Mistaken Identity

Dur: 7min

D

2F, 1M

After a drama rehearsal, 2 young ladies talk about a young man that one suspects is a drug user. They both find out that they had heard wrongly about him: he helped in a drug ministry. (Author: Fred Lane)

Monkey Faith

Dur: 5min

L

1M/F + puppet

An orphan monkey learns about faith. (Author: John McNeil)

My Quiet Time Made Me Do It

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1M/F

This 2-voice skit is based on Luke 6:46 ("If you love me, why won't you do what I tell you?") and some of the images in Matthew 7:13-27. It's inspired by Chapter 8 of Dallas Willard's The Divine Conspiracy. (Author: Peter Minson)

No Distractions

Dur: 10min

L

1M, 3F, + voices

This short skit is about the morning routine of three sisters. Each is faced with similar situations and struggles on a daily basis. They each have their own way of coping. (Author: Lolita Beauboeuf)

No-fret-ium

Dur: 2min

L

2 M/F

A commercial that indicates a prescription of No-Fret-ium may be just what the Great Physician ordered. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

No Problems

Dur: 4min

L

2M

For Andy, becoming a Christian means the end of all his problems. (Authors: Pete Smithies & Andy Lund)

Not My Fight

Dur: 12min

D

7M, 2F, 1M/F

A young lad training to be a knight learns that the battles he goes through are not his but God’s. (Author: Josh Powell)

One Last Thing

Dur: 3min

D

1M, 1M/F

This play involves two characters- Man and God.  The man is talking to God, asking him to give him newer and better things.  God generously gives him everything he asks for, except one… (Author: Mark Shell)

Ophelia and the Stone Soup

Dur: 7min

D

1F

Ophelia the cook tells how a stranger helped the villagers to share their scarce food when times were hard. (Author: Michelle Pitman)

Order in the Court

Dur: 7min

D

3M, 1M/F

Gus has been caught with too many fish over the limit. He thinks he has an 'ace in the hole' because he knows the judge. A look at grace and mercy. (Author: Christin Kuck)

Paid in Full

Dur: 7min

D

1M

A sacrifice of love brings an end to a long-standing feud between two families. (Author: John McNeil) A YouTube video of the author performing this script can be seen here. A version of this script with a female narrator is available here: Paid in Full - the Mother's Story (adapted by Kathy Ratchford).

Pastor Ralph Kramden

Dur: 10min

L

2M, 1F

Ralph's new get rich scheme is to become a pastor. Somehow, he seems to lack the qualifications. (Author: Anthony Privitera)

Persecution of the Church

Dur: 20min

H

4M, 2F, 3M/F, +V

In the country of Vietnam, Christians are persecuted daily for their faith. This play focuses on a pastor and his wife who lead a secret church in their own home. Because of his faith, the pastor is imprisoned, and the drama follows their situation through letters to each other during the husband's jail time. (Author: Melissa Denny)

Phar-a-non

Dur: 10min

L

5M/F

A follow up to "Confessing Other People's Sins". Four people are gathered at a Phar-A-Non (pronounced fair-uh-non) support group meeting to help each other overcome difficulties associated with being self-righteous. (Author: Glenn Hascall)

Phone Home

Dur: 5min

D

1M/F

An allegory on our relationship with Christ. A man phoning his father, explains how he's too busy to spend time with him. (Author: Alden Frye)

Potluck

Dur: 7min

L

4F

4 women are playing cards and talking about an incident from yesterday’s church supper.  One church member threw a piece of pie at another church member.  Gossip played a big part in starting the fight.  As the women gossip they condemn one of the other women for gossiping. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Prayer Clinic

Dur: 7min

L

2M/F

Andy calls a telephone help line to get some assistance with learning to pray. (Author: Andy Lund)

Prayer Life

Dur:7min

L

1F, 1M

Esther's morning prayers don't quite get off the ground. (Author: Andy Lund)

Prayer Sketches

Dur: 2x4min

L

Various

Two short humorous sketches on prayer. (Author: Trevor Fletcher)

Prayer Ward

Dur: 7min

L

6M/F

A light-hearted look at some of the problems we can have when praying. It was originally developed for a women's conference on the topic of prayer. In this drama, a curious visitor is given a tour of an imaginary psychiatric unit for various disorders and problems. We meet the visitor and their psychiatrist guide as they enter the Proseuketic (pronounced Pros-yoo-ketic) ward, a place where people suffering various prayer-related problems are treated. (Author: Kristen Gatenby)

Ranelli Manneli Meets Oscar

Dur: 20min

D

2M

Oscar is retiring and selling his garage. An encounter with Ranelli Manneli helps him to realise there is a bigger purpose ahead. Precursor to Follow the Lights. (Author: Kenny Blade)

Road to Nowhere

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

An older couple is out for an afternoon drive in this script that lends itself to Reader's Theater. The wife provides comic relief as the husband learns the value of a map. Theme: Direction. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

St Freeman's ER

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 1F, 10M/F

Too often we direct our attention away from those who really need the Lord and instead take on the “easy cases” of people who really don’t need much attention. In a hospital Emergency Room, people having various, frivolous needs are greeted by the front desk nurse and a doctor with whom she consults. Each one is treated as if it’s a very serious condition. In the midst of these, there’s one man who’s having what appears to be a heart attack. (Author: Sherm Nichols)

See One, Try One, Do One

Dur: 10min

L

4M

A humorous look at the army for an analogy on stepping out in faith when called to serve.  Two petrified paratroopers need to be reminded of their value and excellent training before they are willing to jump. (Author: Eric Stapleton)

Seven Deadly Sins

Dur: 7x6min

L

8 M/F (parts can be doubled)

Seven humorous skits, in which Christian is tempted by each of the seven sins. (Author: Ron Vandenburg)

Sheep and Goats

Dur: 4min

L

1N

A monologue based on Matthew 25:31-46, in which the narrator ponders what qualifies a person to be a "sheep" as opposed to a "goat". (Author: Jim Hatherly)

Shift

Dur: 15min

L

3M/F

Three brothers and sisters are playing a board game at Christmas, and in the process some truths hit home for the first time. (Author: David Wagner)

Shuttle

Dur: 4min

D

Discussion on the space shuttle provides a parable on the subject of doubt. (Author: Andy Lund)

Sign of Love

Dur: 30min

D

6M, 6F

The arrival of a new girl to the high school basketball team on transfer from another school creates mixed feelings when it is discovered she is deaf. (Author: Jeff Nault)

Solomon's Solution

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 5F, 1M/F

This humorous drama uses adults pretending to be children as they look to the wisdom and direction of a slightly misguided, self-appointed leader. While a truly good leader will help resolve conflicts with Bible-based solutions, can one really good solution truly fit all situations? (Author: Terri Savage)

Stargazing

Dur: 7min

D

2F

Two girls in the back yard at night using a telescope. One is an amateur astronomer, the other a friend. While they talk about the sky, the astronomer wonders about the reality of God and ultimately does he care? (Author: Fred Lane)

Stir Up the Gift Within You

Dur: 6min

L

1M, 1F, 4M/F

An absent minded professor uses a Biblical discovery to explain how to reawaken your spiritual gift. (Author: Mike Orlowski)

Stolen Property

Dur: 7min

D

 

The Holy Spirit (in his role as Counsellor) helps a young man with a stealing problem. (Authors: Rob & Christina Wilson)

Stranger Danger

Dur: 6min

L

1M, 1F

A father and mother discuss how to teach their child about being wary of strangers. (This short sermon starter was written as the preamble to a message on 2nd chapter of Ephesians. The idea was to compare the world's fear of strangers with setting our mind on the love of God and the creation of that environment in the church.) (Author: Shannon Hearne)

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Dur: 7min

L

1N, 1M, 1F, 2C

The ideal (?) start to the Day of Rest, and the reality for many households, are contrasted in this tongue-in-cheek script. (Author: John McNeil)

Super Human Strength

Dur: 7min

L

2M/F

A boxing ring parable on the difference the Holy Spirit makes in a believer's life.

Supermom

Dur: 7min

D

3F or 1F

A woman admits to being unable to cope with life as a Super Mom and in the process discovers what she must do to be an effective mom. Going it alone is no longer an option. (Glenn A. Hascall)

Take My Hand

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A skydiving instructor and student discuss her first jump. They 're standing on a bench about to “jump out of the plane” and she is very scared. (Author: Joanne Miller)

Talents Anonymous

Dur: 10min

L

7M/F

A very silly sketch about burying your talent, done in the style of an AA meeting. (Author: Michele Pitman)

Telethon Time

Dur: 3min

L

3M, 2M/F

A Telethon host is perplexed when guests front up with something other than money. A parable on the use of talents. (Author: Faye Ruddenklau)

Thankfulness

Dur: 5min

D

4N

A Reader's Theater script of readings on the topic of thankfulness, taken from the New Living Translation. (Author: Cindi Grovhoug)

That's Faith

Dur: 6min

L

2 M/F + various

Introductory drama to a service on Faith. (Author: Andy Lund)

That's Original

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 2F, 3M/F, 1VO

Modern family life has a strong parallel to events in the Garden of Eden. (Author: Andy Lund)

The Banished Husband

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F, 1N

An allegory on our relationship with Jesus.Tom and Kathy have just married. While Tom is thinking of the honeymoon, Kathy has a very different view of how the relationship should be conducted. (Author: Scott Mathis)

The Boy Who Would Not Stock

 

D

1M, 1M/F

A stock boy refuses to go by his employee manual. He operates on the assumption that he knows the best way to do his job. Even after a confrontation with his boss he only agrees to think about what he is really supposed to do. A parallel to the way we sometimes view God's Word. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

The Burden

Dur: 10min

D

1F, 1M, 1VO

A dream convinces Diane that she really should give up her burdens. She also learns that she's not the only one with burdens, she's just the only one convinced that she should hang on to them. (Author: Diane Schaffner)

The Chalkboard

Dur: 4min

D

7 M/F

No matter how many times you mess up, and no matter how hard you try to forget it, God always comes to the rescue. This mume was written to go with the song "Grace", by Silas Bald. It works best using black (ultraviolet) light, which illuminates the clothes, but leaves the performers dark. (Author: Sarah Musselwhite)

The Drill Sergeant

Dur: 6min

L

1M, 1F, 4M/F

Wanting to motivate others to push beyond their weaknesses, our mixed up leader takes the drill sergeant approach. But will this technique really help others or will they just end up needing therapy? (Author: Terri Savage)

The Durrington Parables

Dur: 20-30min

D

Various

A series of interconnected parables, with a call to Christians to have a heart of compassion for the people of the place where they live, just as Jesus was moved to tears over his beloved Jerusalem. (Author: Andy Lund)

The Expedition

Dur: 10min

L

1M, 2M/F

On the journey to heaven, the members of the church travel together - even through the rough spots. Echoes of Pilgrim's Progress. (Author: Annette Weatherbee)

The Frequently Amazing Adventures of Chris & Jen

3 x 3min

L

1M, 1F

Through three vignettes, Chris learns that adulthood doesn't magically exempt you from learning, you don't always get the glory and credit you'd like and giving doesn't have to hurt. Theme: Stewardship. (Author: Stan Peal)

The Garden

Dur: 7min

D

1N, 1M/F + V

A gardener receives a great return when he willingly gives away his crop. A parable on the Fruit of the Spirit. (Author: Michele Pitman)

The Garden of My Heart

Dur: 7min

L

1M, 1F

A wife enlightens her husband about the joys of gardening, and the spiritual lessons to be gained from it. (Author: Kieran Lin Bailey)

The Gift of God's Silence

Dur: 10min

D

5M, 6F, 1M/F

A person frustrated at God's apparent silence in the face of their prayers receives understanding from Biblical examples. (Author: Heather Cooper)

The Great Veggie Heist

Dur: 7min

L

2F, 2M

An easy to produce sketch that invites members of the audience to help perform without preparation. This story demonstrates the difference between mercy and grace, and shows why they are both needed. Presented in a humorous way. Set in the 1800's with allusions to present day society. All actors hold scripts. (An almost-readers-theater-script). (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

The Health Centre

Dur: 8min

D

5M, 4F, 2M/F

A new health centre manager is doing the rounds with his assistant manager, Barry. There is some tension between them and it emerges that Barry has been passed over for the job of manager and the new man is been brought in over his head. Theme: Belonging, commitment – you can't play at being part of the family of God. (Author: Trevor Fletcher)

The Huddle

Dur: 4min

L

V

A group of football players get hyped up in their huddle, but they don't actually play the game. (An Illustration that being a Christian isn't just about Sunday.) (Author: Scott Phillips)

The Key

Dur: 4min

D

N + V

When we take the Father's name for our own as children of God, that becomes the key to our identity and inheritance. But as this parable shows, by misusing God's name, we rob ourselves. (Author: John McNeil)

The Language of Zion

Dur: 4min

L

2M

Andy considers a change of speaking style is important now that he's a Christian. (Author: Andy Lund)

The Lesson

Dur: 10min

D

1M, 1F

A writer is visited by an ex-acquaintance who had hired him as a 10-year-old to care for her rosebushes while she was away.  He failed to care for the bushes and they all died.  It was the beginning of his life lessons on stewardship.  Surprisingly, and unbeknownst to him until today, she also learned something about stewardship. (Author: Joanne Miller)

The Levite

Dur: 5min

L

1M/F, 1VO

A timid Israelite approaches God with a request to become a Levite. (Author: Meg Cullip)

The Lord's Prayer

Dur: 10min

D

1M, 1M/F

A person praying the Lord's prayer in their daily ritual gets more than they bargained for. (Author: Andy Lund)

The Manual

Dur: 5min

L

2M

For Mark, a car manual is more important than the car itself. (Sometimes it is easy to get so carried away with some of the trappings in life that we forget the main thing. We get caught up in the style of our worship that we forget about Jesus.) (Author: Chris Darnell)

The Name of the Father

Dur: 8min

D

N + V

A poem/song/parable/dance/mime on the 3rd commandment, 'You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain.' (Author: John McNeil)

The Prayer Restaurant

Dur: 7min

L

2M, 1F

The Prayer Restaurant is the latest craze in town. It has super specials - but you can only pray for yourself. (Author: Cliff Hunse)

The Return of Wormwood

Dur: 7min

L

1M/F

Wormwood is an apprentice demon who is being tutored thru letters by her uncle, who is an older and wiser demon. Her latest challenge has been preventing people from going to church. (Author: Fred Lane)

The Trial

Dur: 60min?

D

10M, 4F, 4M/F, 1N (parts can be doubled)

Christian is standing trial in the Court of Eternity. He represents the entire Christian Community. The Prosecution will seek to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that Christians are unredeemable and that God should end the world now. (Author: Cleveland McLeish)

The Two Healings

Dur: 5min

D

2N + V

Based on Luke 8:40-56. (Author: John McNeil)

The Wizard of Odd

Dur: 8min

L

2M, 3M/F

The Wizard is going away on a trip and has some talents he'd like to pass on to his managers. Will they use their talents wisely? (Author: Christin Kuck)

The Wrong Way to Read the Bible

Dur: 7min

L

2M/F

Neil gets some poor advice on how to approach reading the Bible. (Author: Andy Lund)

Therapy

Dur: 7min

D

2F

A young woman in a wheelchair is in for physical therapy. Although she will never get full use of her legs, she has a very positive outlook.  The therapist is having a rough time in her life, and gets therapy from her patient. (Author: Fred Lane)

Thumbs Up!

Dur: 15min

L

3M, 2F

While trying to run away from home, Lenny discovers that home is where God places you. Part 2 of the Follow the Lights series (can stand on its own, however.) (Author: Kenny Blade)

Traders of the Lost Ark

Dur: 20min

D

4M, 3F, 1M/F

5 x 4min pieces relating aspects of the 10 Commandments to modern life. Each piece has a play within a play. (Author: John McNeil)

Truth of Life Zone - Three-in-One

Dur: 8min

L

5M/F

The Body, Mind and Spirit of little Jimmy Baker are in constant dialogue (and often disagreement) as Jimmy awakes to start his new day. (Author: Josh Langer)

Turning the Other Cheek

Dur: 5min

D

1M, 1F, 1N

A bag lady finds a new friend when a tramp shows her the message of the cross. (Authors: Cherry Grove Baptist Church)

UHK

Dur: 4min

D

1N

A monologue that takes a look at an institute of higher education that we all must attend - whether we want to or not. This dramatic reading invites others to identify with the need for friendship at U.H.K. (University of Hard Knocks). (Glenn A. Hascall)

Unafraid

Dur: 10min

H

1F +V

A young Somali woman is not afraid to stand up for her faith, even though it means death. (Author: John Cosper Jr)

Voice of Reason

Dur: 7min

D

1M

A husband tries to rationalise his adultery. (Author: Alistair Brown)

When Did They Start Doing That?

Dur: 12min

L

A humorous skit about changes in worship through the ages. Several short scenes, each one following the other in world history, take a look at the life of a husband and wife of that era. In each scene, the couple is bemoaning the way things have changed from the way they used to be. The final scene is a couple in the future, doing the same.  (Author: Sherm Nicholls)

Wharf Rat Envy

Dur: 12min

L

2M, 4M/F

What would happen if the crew of the Enterprise were placed in a new setting - something like a bowling alley? This humorous out-of-setting experience teaches a lesson in envy. This script has possibilities for a puppet team. (Author: Glenn A. Hascall)

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