Drama For The Church: Show Your Bit Of Devotion

Do you have an inclination to say it with words and expressions when it comes to story telling? If the answer is a loud ‘yes’, you are reading the correct text. If you were thinking of Drama for the Church it will be wise for you to know what drama is all about. From ages people have known a drama normally comprises of depicting a story with the help of words spoken by individuals, having a set of individual who would take role of the ‘character’ and at times, it also includes physical actions. It was done in many forms which included presentational storytelling, sketches, pantomime which could be identified with different actors presenting it before the live audience and plays.

So it essentially involved the giver and receiver. The giver was the actor and the receiver was the audience. With time everything changes. So is the case with drama. Now the form of receiver has witnessed a change and it has come to be known as radio, movies or the TV. The giver does it for the microphones, technical operators and cameras. Now it even includes the participation of the audiences, some sort of improvisation by the same actors and readymade outlets of singing, dancing and various types of pageantries.

Most of these forms of drama were known to remain within the confines of the church for ages. But with changing times, even the church had to do things which were until recently forbidden for any organizations other than church. It’s a matter of debate whether it was the demand of the current ‘Entertainment Age’ which saw such a drift in the dram culture. That is one of the main reasons why we can witness the word ‘entertainment’ making an inroad to a place of worship like church.

You must have seen scriptures. Do you know what message they want to convey? It simply wants you to worship the God in its true spirit, emotionally, mentally and physically. And drama is believed to be one of the creative art form which you can adapt, utilize and make it work under any particular situation. Some of these forms are: tell it through others, tell it yourself, tell with your own words, tell it with others and tell it without words.

You too can join the same category of people who want to go for church drama to express their inner feelings. Some of the brilliant ideas are : radio theatre, Sunday school lesson, mime (story/song), telling Bible stories, announcements, support groups, discussion starters, involved worship, practical examples, plays for outreach, song introduction or recap, reader’s theatre, sermon introducer or recap or outreach reparatory.

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