Have you ever thought about starting a drama ministry in your church? What should you do first? How do you get it off the ground? There is a difference between doing a play and establishing an on-going ministry. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started.
1. Pray about it. That’s obvious right? Before you start a new ministry, you must be sure it’s what God wants you to do.
2. Talk to your Pastor. Discuss your vision for drama. Think about how it could be a blessing to members of your church and others who do not know Christ.
3. Start small. Start with a team consisting of a few dedicated people. Select scripts of short duration (15 minutes or less) with a handful of characters.
4. Don’t get caught up in the details. Don’t worry about elaborate sets and scenery. For most scripts, a table and a few chairs will suffice. If the acting is good and the story is interesting, your audience will focus on the performance and not what’s missing.
5. Don’t limit yourself. Don’t limit your presentations to Christmas and Easter. Perform throughout the year by presenting a variety of ministry messages like love, forgiveness, hurt, etc.
6. Finally, have faith and trust God. It’s amazing how God will turn a “production disaster” into a great blessing