Drama Ministry – Worship Arts – Praise Dance
What is Drama Ministry?
Drama is one of the most powerful communication tools God created.
Drama is all around us – life is drama!
God’s Word (the Bible) is filled with drama, both visual and mental.
Praise and worship is drama in its purest sense….actions and attitudes. I am not speaking of entertainment here. I am speaking of movement, thought, dialogue, sound, light, response, all geared toward leading an individual into the awareness of God where he or she can genuinely visualize the Truth of God’s word in demonstration – being edified, encouraged and comforted in the faith.
Drama is the delight in the use of different dramatic mediums to enhance and inspire the “worship experience or service” in the institutional church for the encouragement of the saints.
How to Start a Drama Ministry in Your Church
If you believe that God is calling you to start a Drama Ministry at your church get permission from your leadership. Explain what it is, your goal and how it fits in with the overall vision of your church.
How to Introduce Drama to Your Congregation
Advertise and Announce: Use short skits as announcements for your upcoming events.
Monologues: If you have one particularly gifted performer, ask them to perform a monologue (a one person play). There are good scripts out there, but many times a true “drama queen or king” will have great ideas to create the monologue themselves.
Dramatic Readings: Since there is no memorization, a dramatic reading requires little rehearsal, but is very effective. Look in books and magazines for great stories that can be read dramatically or simply use the Scriptures.
Skits: Tons of fun! Skits are usually informal and can even be presented impromptu with each person reading their part off of the script.
One Act Plays: These are not as long as regular plays and feature the action happening mostly in one setting.
Musical Mime: A different way to have special music. Instead of singing, the performer(s) “act” out the lyrics.
Video and or Sound Effects: Consider using dramatic clips from movies or music or sound effects when ministering a play, skit or mime.
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