YM Quotes:

YM Quotes:

Youth ministry is always a challenge. Youth ministry is consistently changing. Youth ministry is regularly surprising. Youth ministry is fresh all the time. (Mark Oestreicher)

Although students need guidance from good leaders, we often take on too much of the responsibility for their knowledge about God. We want them to blindly adopt our opinions rather than work out their own understanding. Instead we must help young people learn how to think for themselves with God’s perspective as their foundation and the Word of God as their rule. (Sean Dunn)

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Living Water (general mime)

Person 1 (P1), Person 2 (P2)

Mime (no one talks). Both wear black with white gloves and have painted mime faces.

P1 and P2 stand several feet apart with their backs to the audience, with heads down. Both start together by putting outside hand up to eyes as if looking for something and turning outward (they will be turning away from each other). They see each other and wave.

They walk towards each other and shake hands looking pleased to see each other. They both look towards the audience and show a look of disgust and dislike. They look back to one another (pleased), back to the audience (disgusted) and finally back to one another (pleased), then return to their original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around (same way as before), see one another and wave.

They run towards each other as if to embrace, arms outstretched, but miss. Both look around as if to say, “Where could he have gone?” Both turn around slowly, see each other suddenly, wave, run towards each other and miss again. Both look around, shrug and return to original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around, see one another and wave.

They walk toward each other and shake hands looking pleased. When they go to move away, they find that they are stuck. They pull and tug. Eventually, P1 puts his foot on P2’s leg and pulls. They come apart and P1 falls over. P1 gets up and dusts himself off. Both look puzzled. They return to original positions, heads down.

Again, they look around, see one another and wave.

They walk toward each other and go to shake hands, but P2 reacts as if he has received an electric shock. P1 offers his hand again. P2 looks dubious, offers his hand again and receives another shock. P1 looks at his own hand, puzzled, taps it and offers it again. P2 is very reluctant to shake again. He experiences a moment of indecision and then goes to shake, receiving yet another shock.

P2 immediately withdraws and begins building a (imaginary) wall (brick by brick) between him and P1. P1 looks surprised, moves forward and finds the wall between him and P2. P1 tries shouting and waving, but to no avail. He walks around P2 feeling the dimensions of the wall. Then, unable to penetrate, he walks dejectedly back to his place. Both face the audience.

P1 puts his hand to his ear as if he’s hearing something. He moves around on the spot, stopping a couple times to see if he can hear it again. P1 sees something on the ground and point to it as he walks to the place. P2 becomes curious and watches him from behind his wall. P1 starts to scoop (imaginary) water in his hands and drinks. As he does, great joy and freedom comes over his face. P2 slowly comes forward and also drinks, experiencing the same joy and freedom as a result. They notice one another with surprise and embrace each other. The P1 points to the water and then to the audience, P2 nods in agreement and both bend down and joyfully splash imaginary water on the audience.

Because of sin, man has broken relationships. Jesus is the living water and only in Him can we find acceptance, forgiveness and restored relationships with our fellow man. (you can use this explanation with Believers and None-Believers alike.)

(from OM South Africa)

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