Super Sketches for Youth Ministry: Thirty Creative Topical Dramas from Willow Creek Community Church

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Zondervan, 1991 - Christian youth - 208 pages
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You know how helpful skits and other light drama can be in youth ministry. But there's another, deeper level of impact you can achieve with sketches -- creative, substantial dramas designed to communicate life truths. The Son City youth ministry at Willow Creek Community Church has for years used sketches in its nationally renowned outreach ministry. And now, 30 of their most effective sketches are available to you in Super Sketches for Youth Ministry. In a fresh, compelling format, Debra Poling and Sharon Sherbondy have assembled sketches that bring to life the issues and struggles that kids face every day. Some are hilarious; others may make you cry. But all of them, bring the love and truth of Christ home to kids in a contemporary way. These are truly creative sketches, featuring top-quality writing, sensitive treatment of difficult topics, and believable dialogue. You'll be able to hear kids' voices in your head as you read the scripts -- Poling and Sherbondy write the way kids talk. In addition, Poling and Sherbondy tell you everything you need to know to put on top-quality drama, even if you're a beginner -- how to direct, how to handle staging and lighting and even how to find inexpensive props. It's all here in Super Sketches for Youth Ministry -- everything you need to develop an exciting, fruitful drama ministry in your youth group. The scripts you'll find in Super Sketches for Youth Ministry cover topics like: - Peer pressure - Salvation - Cheating - Dating and relationships - Sexual abuse - Family life - Loneliness - Faith - And many more

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Contents

Preface
9
How to Use This Book
15
From Raw Recruits to Stage
37
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Debra Poling, following many years as a writer for the Son City youth ministry, now serves as a writer for the adult drama ministry at Willow Creek Community Church. Debra lives in Huntington Park, IL.

Sharon Sherbondy, following many years as a writer for the Son City youth ministry, now serves as a writer for the adult drama ministry at Willow Creek Community Church. She lives in Eligin, Illinois.

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