How This Book Came to Be.
Serving as director of the youth drama team at Oasis Church in Los Angeles for over 5 years, I know good skits for youth ministry are hard to find.
I searched everywhere for good youth ministry skits. Every once in a while I would find one that was useable, but not very funny, not likely to connect with today's youth, and usually just not very well written.
Having moved to L.A. for writing, armed with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and I dare say a God given talent for comedic writing, I turned from searching for skits to writing skits for our youth ministry's drama team.
I wrote skits to open up teaching series, add dynamic elements to youth events, and over time built up a body of skits.
Over the years, I've found skits and dramas to be very effective tools for getting the attention of youth, communicating the gospel & other Biblical truths, and creating a place for youth to serve and develop in ministry.
Most in youth ministry see the value of a youth drama team, but don't have the time, inclination or training to write great skits. So when Justin Tarsiuk, the youth pastor at Oasis suggested releasing a book of skits I'd written for other ministries to use, I thought it might fill a need.
Justin and I talked through how many skits and which ones should be included in the book and I compiled the skits listed and described on the left.
I pray the youth ministry at your church will have as much success with these skits as Oasis Youth has had with them.
This hugely popular skit is guaranteed to produce laughter every time it's performed. This skit demonstrates good Christian behavior and bad Christian behavior as a Christian succeeds and fails at showing their neighbor love in hilarious ways.
Three friends show up at a giant party to discover they're being asked to sin against God. If they don't go with the crowd it could cost them their lives! This funny retelling of the story of Shadrack, Meshack, and Abednego hits the issue of trusting God.
"The answer to any question any youth leader asks!" That's the product Music-Man's-Harold-Hill-like salesman who sneaks into your youth ministry is selling. This upbeat comedic skit will have your youth and youth leaders rolling with laughter. Great for teaching about knowing the answers versus practicing them. This skit may also challenge your fellow youth leaders to dig deeper than standard "church questions" with your youth.
It's time for a “your faith is so weak, full of faith, in yo’ face smack down!" This skit draws audience participation as contestants from different churches compete in a "yo' mama joke" style battle, putting down each other's faith. An angel has to show up to set things right. This skit drives home themes of unity and what it really means to be a Christian while delivering outrageous comedy.
1 Corinthians 3
This skit works great on its own or in conjuction with Can't Buy Me Peace. Albert's Pawn Shop sells anything and everything, but when a customer comes in looking for hope it turns out there are some things that just can't be bought.
People are looking for hope in all the wrong places. True and lasting hope can only be found in Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 1:3
This skit partners beautifully with Can't Buy Me Hope or works great on its own. Albert's Pawn Shop can sell anything and everything except peace. When a customer comes searching for peace in his life, he finds a clerk who isn't interested in hearing about his problems, just selling him junk. If you're looking for peace, you'll find it in the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.
This incredibly funny and popular skit takes your youth inside the board room of a movie studio as its executive holds a pitch meeting. The wacky staff are ready to pitch the same old movies Hollywood makes again and again, but one producer has exciting pitches that stand out. The great stand-out stories are from the Bible. This skit is great for encouraging your youth to read the Bible.
This skit outrageously explores how to fulfill the Great Commission. Caution: You may get wet performing this skit or you may get drenched performing this skit.
Matthew 28:18-20, Romans 8:38-39, 1 Corinthians 9:19-22
An immensely popular series we did at Oasis Youth was one called Villains of the Bible. This skit brings together different villains from throughout the Bible in an AA like support group. There's much to be learned from the intriguing foes Biblical heroes faced and this skit is a hilarious and thought provoking way to approach them. This skit also hits on themes of self esteem and purpose--two hugely important topics in youth ministry.
Genesis, Judges, 1 Samuel, Esther, Matthew
Every youth ministry talks about the subject of sex and purity eventually. This skit is perfect for breaking the ice on the subject. At Oasis Youth, we have a series every year called Sex and Nachos where we eat nachos and talk about sex. This skit is guaranteed to get the attention of your youth and is easy to transition into what the world says about sex versus Biblical principles regarding sex at a Sex and Nachos event, service, or series of your own. Also a great skit for addressing the topic of peer pressure and the funniest skit Jared has ever written according to his wife.
1 Corinthians 15:33, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
This unforgettable skit contributed to the title of the book as it opens on a character with a sheep stuffed animal named Bobo over his shoulders. It's a laugh out loud skit for your youth ministry that will powerfully help you dispel common misperceptions of Christ and present true character of Jesus Christ.
John 10:11, Revelation 5:5, John 1:29, Revelation 22:13, John 1, John 8:12, Acts 10:42, 1 Timothy 6:15, Hebrews 6:20, 1 Timothy 2:5, Ephesians 2:20, John 4:42, Hebrews 12:2, John 8:58, 1 Timothy 6:15, John 3:16 Matthew 1:23, John 14:6...
10 great skits for your church's youth ministry!
These hilarious skits have enhanced youth events, messages, services, and more! Make your youth laugh out loud to open their hearts for the Word of God
Use these funny skits to help you teach about sex, faith, witnessing, hope, peace, and more...
This book is perfect for a brand new youth drama team, an established team, or single event or service use. Great youth skits are hard to find. This book compiles 10 great church skits that are youth tested, pastor approved.
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