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  New Minister's Wife

For Women Play by

23 pages

12 w.


It is the duty of the Ladies Society to officially welcome the new minister's wife, whom they have heard is dignified, formal, and used to the activities of a much larger church and town. The ladies, wanting to make a good impression, rehearse their speeches and songs so they will look "classy." In Scene 2, the minister's wife, meek, absent-minded, and in the throes of moving day confusion, answers the door with a picture frame hanging around her neck. The dumbfounded ladies give a completely garbled version of their program to their bewilderment and chagrin. Eventually they are all in ...

  Not My Son

Drama by Dolores Klinsky Walker

39 pages

3 m, 4 w


What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality? How can some Christians think it’s an awful sin and others welcome gays into church leadership? Sixteen-year-old Peter thinks he is gay, and he’s still hoping it’s not true, that no one will ever have to know he even suspected it. Peter’s father is the pastor of a church, his best buddy is the leader of the youth group. The world would end if they and Ashley, a girl who’s definitely attracted to Peter, found out. But bit by bit his secret leaks out, and then he isn’t the only one facing the dilemma of being gay and Christian. This play...

  One Doggone Wish

Comedy by Tim Kelly

64 pages

7 m, 15 w, optional extras


Coco is a lovable French poodle who dies of a broken heart after being DOGNAPPED! Every pooch in doggie heaven gets one wish, and Coco’s wish is to return to school on the day of the mid-term dance. Her former owner, a teacher named Steve Ritter, taught Coco to “sing” and he planned to have her entertain. Coco was anxious to make him proud. Keeper, the basset hound in charge of such things, grants the wish but sends two other dogs to keep an eye on Coco as French poodles are inclined to be somewhat frivolous. The two other dogs are Alice, a blood-hound, and R...

  Pilgrim Women

Thanksgiving by

11 pages

4 w and the voice of Jesus.


Four Pilgrim women find their strength and faith fading as they face the incredible rigors of a harsh, wild, and unknown country known as America. Loneliness, despair, anger and fear are their constant companions. But when the women bow their heads in prayer and hear the voice of Jesus, they remember why they sought this country and give thanks after their first year in the new world. With minimal scenery, this chancel drama will enchance your Thanksgiving service.

  Has The Trumpet Sounded?

Adult Anytime by

24 pages

3 m, 3 w


It's a routine Sunday morning biblical radio discussion on the second coming of Christ ... until the radio audience confuses the broadcast with the real second coming! Soon, huge crowds of listeners overreact by flocking to the cemetery to be ready to wave at their love ones as the dead in Christ arise to go to heaven. The Mayor, who has declared a citywide emergency to deal with the crisis, joins the radio broadcast to help bring order out of chaos. After listening to the panel discuss the issue, the Mayor is converted on the air. She now realizes that most of the crowd gathered at the...

  Heaven Help Us

Comedy by

31 pages

7 m, 5 w, 1 boy.


Alarm bells sound when Pastor Larry Bowman and his wife, Janet, find out the leader of their denomination, Rev. Grisham, wants to visit and use their three children as role models for his newest book. As loveable as they are, young Eric, Cherie and Cody are famous for their outrageous ideas and rambunctious behavior. Their antics especially seems to grate on the nerves of one of the church's more conservative deacons. To impress Rev. Grisham, the kids build an altar to use the youngest child as their sacrifice - following the example of Abraham and Isaac, of course! Hapless, hilarious, ...

  Jesus Who?

Sketch by Vinita Hampton Wright

36 pages

25 Sketches and Monologues for Christian Worship


These scenes and monologues are perfect for an evening of Gospel Theatre in the Chancel or as adjuncts to Sermons or even lessons in Sunday School. They place their characters in the present but the characters talk about their impressions of Jesus and His effect on their lives as if they were there with Him during His Ministry. Explore the feelings and perceptions of ordinary people whose lives have been dramatically changed. Some of them knew God in the wilderness others were healed by Jesus. Some are living today, learning about grace as they face life's tough issues. Two- to seven-m...

  Journey to the Big Sky

Comedy by Jack Weyland

12 pages

1 m, 1 w, 1 flexible


Al McCarty is an elderly construction worker on his first trip with his wife Lisa since his retirement. They’re camping in Montana, and though it’s been his dream to fish there, Al is bored. He misses his coworkers and the noise of the construction trucks. He’s even gone so far as to fix a toilet in the men’s restroom. When an angel in white overall appears telling him “It’s time,” Al is nonplussed. He demands the angel prove he has heavenly powers, and while they’re waiting for the “order” to go through, the angel gives Al a few options for his passing—from ...

  A Life Lent to the Lord

For Women Play by

24 pages

Script: 24 pages.


This collection of dramatizations will enhance a Mother's Day program or any women's ministry. From well-known Biblical women as Hannah, Mary Magdalene, Salome, and Mary the mother of Jesus, to modern day women, we see how God can work in each of our lives if we allow Him. Skits run from 5 to 15 minutes with different sizes of casts. Several have music suggestions. These easily staged skits can be used individually or together as a complete program.

  Light In The Fields

Anytime by Kathleen A. Holland

48 pages

Large, flexible cast including several children's roles. Doubling possible.


He first started preaching at age 16 in small English countryside cottages, carrying a lamp to light his way over fields. Soon the teenage preacher was invited to give a sermon in London. He was asked to "stay on" and for the next thirty years he preached to hundreds of thousands and built one of London's largest tabernacles even to this day. Now, more than a century later, the sermons of Charles Haddon Spurgeon continue to be spirtually meaningful. The life of this preaching giant is recreated here and even portions of several of his sermons are included.

  Cell 66

Drama by

37 pages

4 m, 4 w.


Dramatized from real life events, this contemporary 1-act play focuses on religious believers in the former Soviet Union who were jailed for their convictions. Inside a jail cell, a small group of prisoners are trying to survive harsh interrogations and lack of food. When Katya is denied the privilege of visiting with her family who have traveled two thousand miles to see her, several in the group try to comfort her with a piece of saved bread. But the bread is missing. They suspect it was eatern by the newest prisoner, Nadya, a tough, streetwise woman. Later that night, an older woman, ...

  Desert

Drama by Ed Young

20 pages

2 m


Here is an inspired dramatization of the temptation of the Christ in the wilderness. It sets forth the clash between absolute goodness and diabolical evil as personified in the main characters, Yeshua, the Hebrew version of the name Jesus, and Satan, the Prince of Demons and god of this world. This one-act play seeks to bring into relief the struggle between good and evil that tugs at the heart of all of us. In a thought-provoking way, we see afresh the timely message of Jesus to a fallen and desperate world. This is a strong and moving piece and, in the hand...

  Devil, You Say!

Comedy by R Eugene Jackson

76 pages

16 characters (approx. 8 m, 8 w)


You should never make a pact with the, well, you know, because the consequences can be disastrous. Jimmy Faust, Jr., great-great (etc.) grandson of the legendary Faust, makes that mistake. In exchange for his soul he first demands to be made valedictorian of his class, even though Essie outscores him on every test. Big mistake. Then he tells the, you know, that he wants a date with Deshara, the sexiest girl on campus. Bigger mistake. Greedily, he further requests great wealth. Biggest mistake. His friends and Essie disown him, and he becomes an outcast. But e...

  Words By Fanny Crosby

Adult Anytime by

36 pages

8 m, 5 w, or 4 m, 9 w, extras.


This play with music recreates the life of Fanny Crosby, a special woman who blessed our world by writing the words to more than 8,000 hymns. She felt her lifetime of blindness brought her closer to the heart of God. Actual events - some humorous, others sad, a few even tragic - surrounding the inspiration for her most well-known hymns are dramatized in this easily staged portrait of the blind poetess whose words, poems, and lyrics continue to be sung by millions around the world today. Let your actors, choir, or congregation sing the suggested hymns which this remarkable woman wrote. A ...

  Allegiance

Adult Anytime by

39 pages

5 m, 5 w


It is the future, a time when it is illegal to own a Bible or to proclaim any faith in Christ. The West family are true Christians. When their older friend Anna gives them a picture of Jesus, they are delighted, yet aware of the dangers of having it in their home. Even more distressing is the immediate threat of Anna's arrest. The government has ordered all those who refuse to deny their faith and refuse to pledge allegiance to the government to be put to death. After the soldiers take Anna away, the family knows they will probably be next. They wonder -- will their faith be strong en...