Clown Ministry Skits
Clown ministry skits – free to use in church, gospel outreach, or wherever clowns want to show the love of Jesus Christ
7 Gold Coins – a parable of greed, inspired by a story about Emmett Kelly
Requires 2 clowns, or 1 clown & helper (preferably a child or young person). It can be presented either silently or verbally.
Clown 1 (or ‘normal’ person, even the pastor) is seated, holding a small plateful of gold coins (actually chocolate wrapped in gold foil – other things could be substituted, of course). (more…)
Why include a Bible verse? This was prompted by a question on the Clown Forum website (a very nice resource, by the way), where someone asked me why Christian clown skits typically end with a Bible verse, sometimes stepping out of character to deliver it — here’s my response: (more…)
The DaVinci Conspiracy – a skit for 2 speaking clowns, poking holes in Dan Brown’s DaVinci Code, original by Raynbow the Clown
A skit for 2 speaking clowns, typically a white face and an auguste, although any 2 clowns would do.
Clown Props: A large (or foam) Bible, a slapstick (or foam bat, or even a cotton sock with white powder inside if nothing else is available), trench coat, magnifying glass (clown size), paperback book
Whiteface (walks to center stage, addresses audience): Ladies and gentlemen, welcome. My partner and I are here to address the movie and book “The DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown. Although a work of fiction, it might influence the ignorant or weak-minded (at this, his partner walks out in a trench coat, holding a magnifying glass and paperback book).
Auguste: You called? (more…)
Shark Repellent – free skit for 2 talking clowns
[Editor’s note: ever notice how we tend to get caught in certain habits, that we keep doing over and over, even when the reason for doing it’s long gone … or never existed in the first place?]
Props needed: A water spray bottle, optionally with a paper label on it that says “Shark Repellent”
Bible verse: Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.
Clown 1: (walks on stage with “shark repellent” bottle, begins spraying with abandon) Can’t be too careful! (more…)
Honest Ananias skit by Roly Bain
Unlike most of the skits here, I cannot freely give this away to perform — it’s an original skit by Roly Bain, a very talented clown minister. The good news is, you can get a license to perform it (and many other skits) if you own/purchase a copy of the Clown Ministry Handbook.
Having said that, here’s a little of what it looks like: (more…)
Helmet of Salvation, a skit for 2 clowns – part of Steve Conley’s Armor of God series
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 6:17, John 14:6 NIV Zondervan
Props: A hard hat or helmet, Plastic bat
Clown 1: Does your head ever get you in trouble? Let me go a little deeper. Does your mind ever get you in trouble? Could it be your imagination? What about your thoughts? Do your thoughts ever get you into trouble? If you said yes to any of these you are correct. (more…)
Into All the World – a free Christian clown skit written by John Gravley
MAIN IDEA: to show that God calls us to go into all the world and share the Gospel. Going into all the world means places far away and places close to home.
HELPERS: at least two clowns and five or six other helpers who can be clowns but do not have to be clowns.
SETTING: any stage area will work.
PROPS: a Bible, a paper airplane, something like a passport, a sign and the five pieces to place on the sign. (more…)
Jesus Loves Me – clown skit written by John Gravley
MAIN IDEA: to show that Jesus loves us and cares for us especially when we feel rejected by others.
HELPERS: at least one clown (who wears a sign that says “Jesus around his/her neck) and eight other helpers who can be clowns but do not have to be clowns.
SETTING: any stage area will work.
PROPS: a sign for Jesus to wear, a large report card showing bad grades, a basketball, a phone, book, rice bowl and chopsticks, some clothes in a laundry bag, a sign that says, “Boss” and some red hearts cut out of paper.
SKIT: as the skit begins, the helpers take their places on the stage. One person is holding the big report card, three people are holding a basketball, two people are pretending to be mother and daughter and two people are pretending to be a boss and worker. All these people move onto the stage and freeze as Jesus enters and walks among them. (more…)
Good Samaritan, a speaking skit for 4 clowns, courtesy of Grannie & Lorenzo
(With apologies to Oscar Hibpshman)
Characters: Lorenzo (L), Grannie (G), Jake (J), Ariel (A)
Props: Stick horse, Bottle of medicine, Musical fan, Band-Aids, Lorenzo’s cowboy hat, Large coin – or Monopoly money, Ariel’s cowboy hat, Gold brick, Lone Ranger masks (2), Super 8 sign, Paper flower, Large Bible, Screamer balloons (not blown up), Large song book, Knobby balloons (blown up), Pocket watch
(Grannie enters and addresses the kids) (more…)