This simple skit can stand alone, or it can be used as an intro into a discussion on what a real Christian looks like. It’s your call. You’ll need 4-7 teenagers to be the class and 1 adult to be the pastor. Here’s how you pull it off.
The setting is just a generic room. If you are doing this on stage, you might have a couple of chairs around a table. The kids are in the room alone, making small talk with each other when in walks the Pastor.
Pastor: “Alright, alright. Break it up. Simmer down. Let’s start Sunday School. Today, we are going to be talking about, Oh, wait! I forgot something in the other room. Can I trust you guys to behave while I’m gone?”
Several Students: “ Yes! Of course, Rev.” (Pastor steps off stage to wherever he/she is not visible any longer)
Student 1: “Hey guys, let’s pretend we’re at a farm!”
All Students: “Yea, Okay.” (All the students then pretend that they are various animals on a farm, such as chickens, cows, horses, and sheep. The funnier the sounds, the better. They make an incredible amount of noise while doing so, and the Pastor comes racing back into the room to see what all of the commotion is about.)
Pastor: “What are you doing!?!?”
Student 1: “We were pretending to be animals on a farm!”
Pastor: “Just because youÕre on a farm doesnÕt mean you’re an animal!”
Several Students: “Oh I guess you’re right.”
Pastor: “Now, I still need to grab some stuff since I was so rudely interrupted.” (Pastor leaves the room once again.)
Student 2: “Hey, Let’s pretend we’re at the mall!”
All Students: “Yeah!” (Students then pretend they are buying things, and talking on their cell phones, and waiting for friends to show up, etc. They make such a loud noise doing so that the Pastor runs in to see the problem.)
Pastor: “What is going on NOW!?!?!”
Student 2: “We’re pretending to be shoppers at the mall!”
Pastor: “Just because you’re at the mall doesn’t mean you are shoppers.”
All Students: “OH yeah, you are right.”
Pastor: “Now behave yourselves, as I still haven’t been able to get my missing supplies.” (Pastor leaves again.)
Student 3: “Let’s pretend we’re at the airport!”
All Students: “Cool!” (Students then act like airplanes and jets taking off and landing. They can also pretend to be the control tower. Regardless, they need to make very loud noises. The Pastor runs in to see what is causing the racket.)
Pastor: “What on earth are you doing now!?!?”
Student 3: “We’re pretending to be airplanes at the airport!”
Pastor: “Just because you’re at an airport doesn’t mean you’re an airplane.”
All Students: “O, snap!”
Pastor: “This is your last chance, don’t blow it! I will be right back.” (Pastor leaves once again.)
Student 4: “Let’s pretend we’re at church!”
All Students: “Sure!” (Students then start singing and fake praying out loud. One student can even pray and lay hands on someone to the point that they fall over. Lots of hallelujahs and amens, etc. Again, the funnier, the better. The Pastor walks in furious.)
Pastor: “I cannot believe you people!”
Student 4: “But Pastor, we’re pretending to be Christians at church!”
Pastor: (Calmly) “ Just because you’re at church, doesn’t mean you’re a Christian.”
Idea by Amanda Z.
Jonathan McKee is the author of over twenty books including the brand new The Guy's Guide to FOUR BATTLES Every Young Man Must Face; The Teen’s Guide to Social Media & Mobile Devices; If I Had a Parenting Do Over; and the Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket. He speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers on TheSource4YM.com. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.