Sleeping Lion [children's story]

A children's story about how God sometimes doesn't answer our prayers or give us what we ask for.

Have you ever played a game called Sleeping Lion? (How about in the Audience?)

What about Dead fish - that's the name I know the game by,  but lets go with Sleeping Lion as that fits what we're talking about today better.

So, to play Sleeping Lion you essentially have to lie down and not make a sound, not even a whisper, and if you can, not move either.

Normally if you do make a noise, or move, you’re out of that round.

Today, the winners who can keep quiet and still can each win a little box of Smarties. But if you get caught out making a noise, or moving a lot, you’ll only get one Smartie.

There’s one more catch.

Unwelcome Silence [Church welcome]

A church welcome to lead into a sermon about God sometimes being silent and not answering prayers

Good morning everyone!!! (mic out to audience, waiting for response)
I can’t hear you, Good morning everyone! (mic out to audience, waiting for response)
Nice. And Good morning to everyone watching online! (mic out to audience, waiting for response)
I can’t here you, Good morning to everyone watching online! (mic out to audience, waiting for response)

I have something awkward I want to get out of the way before we go any further in the service.
It’s the issue of awkward silence. Is there anyone here who gets really uncomfortable in moments of awkward silence? (PAUSE……………………………………………………………………………)

Shepherd’s Warming [Christmas script]

A two-act drama, for 3 guys, to be run at the beginning and end of a Christmas program, church service or concert. The first act being just before Jesus was born and the second act somewhat mirroring the first act but in modem times.


[Shepherds are dressed in stereotypical costume, no glasses or watches, with sandals and mid height wooden staffs. Hands-free microphones. Flickering ‘fan forced’ fire front centre of available stage place. Positions mentioned are from actor’s POV facing audience]

[Background sheep noises play quietly from sound desk audio. Stars on roof. Musicians darkened. Two shepherds stand behind fire, facing audience. Joe (stage right), Bart (Centre). A third Shepherd, Tom, walks in from stage left speaking the last few steps of his arrival]

TOM: Well, that’s the sheep locked up for the night.
I tell ya, there’s nothing like driving the sheep up that valley.

BART: Yeah, it’s a nice run. Here, I’ll take your rod.
[takes wooden rod and puts it off to left of stage, and returns during the next line]

TOM: Did you see the way I got the sheep over those rocks close to the creek? Wow-Wee I thought we’d end up IN the creek for a moment there.

JOE: Yeah, mate. No one can drive a sheep like you!

Line Up [Morning worship activity]

You need a space where everyone present can line up.
Give each person a pen and piece of paper to keep their own scores.

When people line up in the order asked, they score 1 point if they are the person on either end of the line, then, moving in, people get one extra point for every place closer to the middle they are - with the people in the center getting the most points.

Duelling Connections [mime script]

A play for three, on the concept of everyone begin wired differently and connecting to God in different ways, or, how different worship styles meets the needs of different people.
Use a Dueling Banjos background track edited to your choreography, or even better - played live for your choreography!


[Person one has a triangular prism attached to a string, attached to their waist.
Person two has a rectangular prism attached to a string, attached to their waist.
Person three has a cylinder attached to a string, attached to their waist.
The shapes can all be made of different materials, like a can for the cylinder and cardboard for the triangle.]

Music starts.

Each person shows their shape to the audience in turn.

A box is put on a high table or stool, and the audience sees one side with three triangle shaped holes facing them. (the other two sides with holes are hiding on the bottom and on the back)

Background Noise [script]

A play for three, introducing the topic of God seemingly being pictured as a 'bad guy' in the old testament.


[Mum Dad and Daughter sit around table with papers.]

Dad: So, lets quickly review the minutes of the last meeting:
•    It was agreed that I put a scheduled reminder in my phone so I put the correct rubbish bins out each week.
•    We need to stop playing our tubas after 10pm, as per the neighbour’s request.
•    And we never quite figured out who’s leaving the toilet seat up.

Rebecca: Dad, you’re the only guy in the house!

Dad: No, Toby is a guy to.

Rebecca: Since when do guinea pigs use a toilet?

Rule of Love [script]

A play for two, suggesting Jesus ruled with love - and that's a better idea then domination and revenge.
Has a science fiction theme and a fun list of song titles used as dialogue toward the end.

NOTE: This is a standalone script but also has the same characters as a preceding "Bible Heroes 2.oh" si-fi script that explores how the Bible heroes were only powerful because they had God's power behind them. 


X-on: Commander Zorg, I have those planet destroyer blueprints you asked for. 

Zorg: [very sad] Just stick them over there.

X-on: Sir? What’s up? You look terrible - and not in an ‘evil villain’ kind of way.

Zorg: Everybody hates me

X-on: Sir, that’s not true!... Not everybody knows you!

Christian Drama Honour

There is a Christian Drama honor!



Here are some scripts I wrote specifically for this honor, which can include as many or little participants that turn up on the day:

Some additional scripts which have a reasonable number of cast, that can be generally adapted to the number of kids you have on the day, all generally contributing a few moments of their own each, include:

Is Drama Appropriate in Church?

If done thoughtfully - DEFINATELY!

It may well be the only form some will come to understand a concept!

Any Drama should be prepared and presented to enhance the theme of the day and be dedicated to the glory of God and helping others to see his love!

We're aware Ellen G White had some things to say about 'drama' in the church. Here's a good look at the issue through the eyes of the White Estate to put her words into context. Click here and also here

Tips for Casting Christian Dramas, Skits and Plays


Tips to consider when casting for Christian dramas (and they might not be what your think!)

Tips for Writing Christian Dramas, Skits and Plays


Some tips on writing Christian Dramas.


  • Research. If doing a script about a Bible story, it's very easy to think we know the story, but often there are myths and variations in the casual re-telling of well known Bible stories. Make sure you go back to the Bible and get a refresher on exactly what is written. To some degree minor facts being wrong won't matter, especially considering you're probably creating an imagined set of actions and dialogue, but in getting facts right you not only help teach the actual story, but the scholars in the room will be less distracted without seeing common misconceptions shared. So, while the overall message is the most important part of your script, getting key facts rights is what can take your script to a higher level.

Spread the Word - [4-act script]

A 4-act serial drama for young kids - with a farm theme, and Jesus parables, and encouraging kids to share Jesus with their friends.


Walter: - Doubter, directionally challenged, like so point at what he sees.

Alex: - Open minded, joker, LOVES cats.

Chris: - Lead character, an enthusiastic sharing Christian.

Libby:  - Sweet, inquisitive, helpful. Has Wooden box of lettuce.

Eliza: - Strong skeptic from upbringing, but comes around. Has basket of big carrots

A Bird puppeteer: dressed in white (light colours) with black raven ‘puppet’
(cardboard cut-out with flappy wings, if not a puppet)

If God Didn't Know You [Devotional]

Can you imagine if our God DIDN’T actually know us.
One day you could be walking along and there is God, sitting at a park bench, on his phone, scrolling funny cat videos.

You pause and blurt out “Oh... my God!”

God kinda looks up, and goes, ‘hey’ in a deep Hemsworth kind of voice, and goes back to his phone.

You’re all 'deity stuck' but decide to go up to take a selfie with God but your phone battery’s flat.

Guest Speaker Interview Questions

Here's some options for inviting your guest preacher up the front for a get-to-know-you interview during a church welcome.
  • Tell us where you grew up and where you’re currently ministering?
  • Do you have a family?
  • What sporting team do you most love? (Do you play? Anyone in the audience play?) 
  • Do you play a musical instrument? (anyone else here play one?)
  • What one food would you specifically like to see growing on the tree of life? (Anyone in the audience like to see that?)
  • Do you collect anything? (Anyone else collect the same thing?)
  • Finally, why did you become a pastor?

Standard Church Welcome [Visitors, online and in person]

Good morning everyone and welcome to [your church]

Particularly if this is your first time here, a special welcome to you for having the courage to step into an unfamiliar place,
and we pray that you feel right at home here and manage to catch a glimpse of God’s love for you today.

And we’d also like to welcome all those watching online, who haven’t joined us in the building for whatever the reason may be. We pray you will feel God sitting by your side as you watch today.
Why not put a message in the chat telling us where you’re watching from.

And to the rest of our family, welcome back, and make sure you go and say G’day to someone you don’t know before you leave church today.

 Have a blessed Sabbath everyone! 

Presidential Pitch [Morning workplace worship about future joy]

 Presentation: South Pacific Division Morning Worship - May 23, 2022
(written for a specific workplace situation, but could be adapted for a different location or for kids...)

[Greatest showman Music starts – Enter from back of room, Dark-glasses, suit wearing entourage of 2 or 3 follow. Photographer leads in front taking photos along the way. Takes some photos from the front seat for the first minute. Stand up front, entourage either side behind speaker. wit for end of intro music "...this the the moment you've been waiting for".]

Good morning, everyone

As most of you will be aware, there is a General Conference Session coming up soon.

At this session, there’s a possibility that our President may perhaps be elevated to the GC president role.
In this case, we’ll need to find a new leader for the SPD.

This morning, I’d like to put forward my name as a potential replacement for our President should he vacate his position in the coming weeks.

Now, I know what you’re probably thinking “I should have worn a tie this morning for my new boss - because first impressions are everything.” 

Baptism Battle Cry [a spoken word piece during a slideshow of baptismal candidates]

 Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - May 21, 2022

This dates been on the calendar, marked since before time began.

A day of celebration for three who choose the might of the light, over darkness. To serve the great I Am.

Today, arrived that date, angels gathered, none were late.

And one by one they went, into the watery grave, for but a moment, before being raised, for the save.

David Attenmother [Mother's day skit admiring mothers]

Performance: Castle Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - May 7, 2022

Narrator speaks like David Attenborough

Baby Excuses [where do babies come from?]

Written for a gender reveal party.

Hey Hope,
You know how we’re going to have a new baby brother or sister soon?
Do you know where baby’s actually come from?

Haven’t they taught you that in school yet? Well…..
maybe it’s best to ask an adult.
Go an ask someone here.


All items on this site are written by Scott Wegener, a multi award-winning Australian creative writer, specialising in fun Christian dramas and articles. He believes in looking on the lighter side of life while still valuing the eternal seriousness of life's decisions. This site is essentially a place Scott stores his works, sometimes without much copy-editing (do forgive any spelling/grammar creativity you spot on this site that comes free of charge due to his slight dyslexia).