Skits

It’s a good question: Why should you use skits for your women’s ministry?  A skit has more than just entertainment value.  While they can be fun, our skits are written to “pack a punch” and reinforce a Biblical theme in a visual context.  Scripture is incorporated into the dialogue and narration as much as possible.  We have four different categories of skits, which are described below.

Downloadable Skits

Skits by Retreat in a Bag

Skits can be an entertaining way to reinforce your event theme while illustrating Biblical truths in a humorous manner.

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About Our Skits

Ideas and Resources by Retreat in a Bag

Our goal is to make skits available to you – either as free downloads or for purchase. All skits downloaded from RetreatinaBag.net are for your non-commercial use. In that context, permission is granted for reproduction of all skit scripts. We want them to be used!

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Finding the Right Skit

Downloadable Forms by Retreat in a Bag

Our skits are broken down into four categories. A one-act skit is a skit that normally lasts from 10-20 minutes and a two-act skit may last from 10-30 minutes. A skit series is a group of related stand-alone skits while a serial skit is a two-, three-, or four-act skit which has a continuous story line with recurring characters.

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How Our Skits Are Broken Down

One-Act Skits

A one-act skit is a skit that normally lasts from 10-20 minutes and stands alone. Because it is short, it can be used not only at retreats, but at shorter events such as a women’s brunch, lunch or dinner or a women’s holiday event.

Two-Act Skits

A two-act skit may last from 10-30 minutes. It can be used in a variety formats and at one- or two-day events.

Skit Series

A skit series is a group of related stand-alone skits. A skit series usually has a common thread that runs through all of them–a common setting, plot line, or a common character or characters. Each skit can stand alone and can be used at a one-time event. However, the series skits can be spaced out within a retreat or longer event, or the individual skits in the series can be used at each of a recurring series of events such as each week of a short summer study (where one skit would be used each week, tying the studies together).

Serial Skits

A serial skit is a two-, three-, or four-act skit which has a continuous story line with recurring characters. Individual acts can last from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. In a serial skit, the characters learn lessons and grow as the skit progresses. Most of the premium resources on this website include serial skits, including two of the books in the Retreat-in-a-Bag book series and all of the Retreat Guides.

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2 Comments

  1. Kathleen February 3, 2018

    I am one of 4 Chaplains in a women’s prison. We would like to have a retreat day for the inmates. I can find nothing that is directed to this population but could you suggest a retreat that we could adapt to fit a prison population? Or is there a resource you could recommend. Thank you.

  2. Debby March 2, 2018

    Kathleen,
    I have been out of the country, and am so sorry to reply so late! I love that you are ministering to women in prison.The first thing I thought of was one of our Retreat-in-a-Bag books called “Disciplesheep–putting off your Wolf-like tendencies”. The theme scripture is Eph. 4:22-24. There are many retreat ideas in that book, but the main skit actually revolves around a prisoner. In the first act, a wolf is interviewed from prison, explaining why he was accused of killing three sheep, and why it wasn’t his fault (sheep had strayed from the Shepherd, etc.). The second act, another interview, find the wolf released from prison after serving time, claiming that he had met Jesus and Jesus had made him a new creation (a sheep). The interviewer can’t help but be skeptica! The third act is a follow up interview, and the wolf (wolf being transformed into a sheep) is now in a church, serving sheep instead of eating them. The final act discusses forgiveness. It seems like this would be very adaptable. I may have other suggestions, but that is off the top of my head.