Owen Shelley has been a prominent Children's Missioner for over 50 years and produced a wide range of resources during this time. In 2007 he, and his son Stephen, recognised that these resources were still relevant today if only they could be updated for the modern technological age. Stephen has spent the last few years converting these resources to a digital format so that you can still have access to them.
Is your teaching ministry hampered by a lack of confidence in drawing? After learning the quick sketching technique presented here, Owen found it an invaluable teaching tool which transformed his ministry. This booklet takes you through a series of lessons and provides advice about the simple materials required.
This book is for preachers, teachers, youth workers, leaders of holiday and after school programs and all others who are biblical storytellers.
Action and emotion are key elements in capturing and maintain interest. This book focuses on the emotional interaction of the people involved in the events depicted in the Gospels.
This is a dramatisation of a short story from ancient Greece. Damon and Pythias are friends and when Pythias is accussed of being a traitor and sentenced to die, Damon takes his place so that his friend can say goodbye to his parents. This short play demonstrates the love of a friend who is willing to die in the place of another. This can be used to illustrate Jesus' love for us!
The events reported in the book of Daniel occurred during the time of the exile in Babylon. Although it was a time of deep despair for the people, it was also a period when spectacular events took place. These are some of the most dramatic events in the whole of the Bible. These scripts can be performed by either live actors or puppets and as a six part serial or as six individaul plays.
The Easter Story is presented as three separate plays which aim to portray the Easter story from a diffierent angle. If the Governor Hears - from the perspective of Pilate at Jesus' trail. Jesus is Alive! - from the perspective of the traders in the temple. Soldiers aren't paid to think - from the perspective of the soldiers guarding the tomb of Jesus.
The Christmas story has been broken into 3 sections. Each could be performed separately or all used together. A 4th script "Christians Awake has also been included. This short script tells the story of the writing of the carol "Christians Awake, Salute the Happy Morn". It could be used very effectively in a Christmas service or Sunday School breakup.