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Welcome to a Skit Book for Every Group!
Sure, skits are a great idea for youth ministry. They make learning active and visual. They build relationships as kids learn to work together. They brighten meetings with humor while driving home important points.
But only if your kids can act.
If your group is like most-that is, if it's not composed entirely of drama-club presidents and speech-team captains-your experiences with skits may be nothing to write home about. If some of your kids are 'theatrically challenged," you may find yourself avoiding skits entirely or using the same few talented kids again and again.
Your dilemma: Should you keep less skilled members of your group off the stage, making them feel left out? Or should you use everybody and limp through some ineffective and embarrassing efforts?
There's a better way, you know-goof-proof skits. First there was the popular Goof-Proof Skits for Youth Ministry. And now, to keep your store of sure-fire scripts full, here's volume 2!
Real Fun, Real Truths-for Real Kids.
What do you want in a skit? Fun? It's here-from pratfalls to parables to TV show parodies. Solid, Bible-based messages? They're here, too-on important topics, including decision-making, violence, and inviting others to the group.
But you get more than sound messages and plenty of fun with Goof-Proof Skits for Youth Ministry 2. You get help to make each skit work.
Every script in this book has been prepared with real kids in mind. You'll find no page-long speeches to stumble through, no delicate emotional nuances to steamroll, no split-second timing to fumble. The language is simple, and the feelings arestraightforward.
Best of all, Goof-Proof Skits for Youth Ministry 2 gives you innovative cues to help you draw the best possible reading-and the most meaning-from every line of dialogue. Every script provides simple facial-expression symbols to show kids instantly how to put the right feeling into each line. To help beat the "monotone syndrome" and ensure that everyone catches key concepts, words that should be spoken with emphasis are set in capital letters.
The result? Skits that build confidence. Skits that let you cast practically anybody. Skits that cut mistakes to a minimum so that the message can't miss. Skits that work in any group-dramatically inclined or not.
Goof-Proof Skits for Youth Ministry 2 may not turn your kids into Tony award winners. But when it comes to getting all your kids involved-and getting the message across ungarbled-you'll find no better or easier way than with this series of resources.
Use this book in your youth meetings, retreats, Sunday school, Bible studies, or worship services-with or without rehearsal-whenever you want to make a point in a fresh, funny, memorable way. With each script, you'll find Scriptures to study, a relevant topic to explore, easy setup ideas, thought-provoking discussion questions, and optional extras. You'll find so much, in fact, that you can turn each skit into a complete youth group session of its own-if you want to.
And After the Skit?
Youth ministry doesn't end when the skit's over-so the skits in this book don't end there either. You can take advantage of the discussion questions in the "For Post-Play Pondering" section to help your kids dig deeper into the skit topics.
As you lead kids in post-play pondering, remember that variety and interaction help make discussions exciting for teenagers. Use large groups, small groups, pairs, and trios. Or have kids number off from one to five, then have all the ones respond to the first question, all the twos respond to the second, and so on. Or have kids write their own questions about the topic based on what they saw in the skit. The possibilities are almost endless!
A great skit can be one of your most powerful tools for helping teenagers grow in faith-if it works. The goof-proof skits and post-play ponderings in this book are your chance to get more of that dramatic power off the page-and into the hearts of your group members.