In the church I was pastoring in the 1990s, we began inserting the occasional drama into the morning worship service, something we had created to fit the sermon.
(Note: If you do brief dramas like this, you don’t have to purchase them. And neither do you have to buy videos. You have a few people in the congregation who would love to do something creative and helpful like this. Don’t do it more often than monthly, lest it grow old.)
Here’s one from Sunday, July 11, 1993. We called it the “Low Self-Esteem Anonymous Group.”
Margaret called the meeting to order.
Julie stood and said, “My name is Dummy–and I have low self-esteem. I’d planned to look for a job this week. But I didn’t. Probably wouldn’t have done any good anyway.”
David stood to his feet. “My name is Invisible and I have low self-esteem. I thought about asking a girl for a date this week. But I didn’t. Who would want to go out with me?”
Jennifer said, “My name is Zero–and I have low self-esteem. I thought about going to church. But I probably wouldn’t fit in, so I stayed at home.”
Throughout this, Neil sits aloof, off to one side, making derogatory comments (which brought laughter). Finally, he has enough. He stands up, points to the sign and says, “Look at that–‘Low Self-Esteem!’ I love the initials–L.O.S.E. That’s what you all are. A bunch of losers! I’m out of here.”
As he turns to leave, Jesse calls to him, “Hey Buddy–Egomaniac Anonymous meets down the hall, third door on the left.”