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Words, Words, Words: Tips to Writing Effective Christian Sketches

A "Q & A" with the editors of Drama Ministry Q: What top 3 things should a playwright keep in mind when writing pre-sermon sketches for their church? A: 1. A pre-sermon drama doesn't have to come full circle. The temptation is... Read Post →
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A letter from Regi Stone in response to current events

We’re living in one of the most unusual moments in history. The Coronavirus has shifted how we do almost everything, especially for those in ministry: online church, Facebook Live worship, sermons and more. Read Post →
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Six Days Till Sunday: A Week in the Life of a Sketch

Okay, so you'd like more than six days? Fine. These are just hypothetical steps that can fit longer schedules just as well. But don't kid yourself. Many a sketch goes down with even less than six days’ warning... Read Post →
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Using Scripts in Other Settings

When you see a title like that, some of you immediately think, "What other settings?" Other than worship is the answer. We assume that most of you are on board with the idea of mixing drama with worship. In fact, it's no secret that we believe the most influential place for drama is in a church. Read Post →
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Minimalist Sets: Making Worship Drama Easier Yet

Complication. Hassles. Time-consuming work behind the scenes. These are some of the things that keep drama from being invited back to worship... Read Post →
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Building An Event

So, you've mastered the three- to five-minute sketch. But now the pastor wants you to fill the usual 30-minute preaching slot with drama while he's on vacation. Or the outreach committee has decided that a 45-minute program of drama would be the perfect seeker event. Where do you get scripts to fill that much time? Read Post →
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Over- and Under-Memorizing: Finding the Sweet Spot

When I proposed to my wife, I didn't recite my offer like a schoolboy doing the pledge of allegiance. Nor did I stammer around waiting tor the right words to come. In fact, I had covertly rehearsed the scene so many times... Read Post →
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Six Days Till Sunday

Okay, so you'd like more than six days? Fine. These are just hypothetical steps that can fit longer schedules just as well. But don't kid yourself. Many a sketch goes down with even less than six days’ warning. Read Post →
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The Power of a Compliment

I’ve been working out (aka exercising) for about a year now. No, I haven't attained consistency that borders on irrationality, but I have managed to become a regular in a great Tuesday/Thursday class. For me this is nothing short of miraculous. Not long into my regimen, I looked in the mirror and wished for more —more of the good, less of the bad. To my eye, it seemed as if nothing had changed…until one day. Read Post →
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Using Drama in Worship

At first thought, many people quickly assume that drama and worship are two separate entities. One exists within the poignant moments of a Last Supper scene at Easter time, the other within a fifteen-minute window between the welcoming announcements and the offering. While both involve music to some respect... Read Post →
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