The Big Race

The Big Race

Theme: The Christian life is a race of endurance in front of spectators. (Heb. 12:1)
Characters: Rabbit, Speedy, Turtle, Race Starter & a couple of spectators
Length: 2.5 – 3 minutes

A sign that says, Race for the Lord, a bottle of Turtle wax, a boom box and Chariots of Fire theme song

This Kids Church skit was made for kids to perform to kids. The characters compete in a race for the Lord.

(A RABBIT hops in. He has whiskers and bunny ears)

Rabbit: (Reads the sign with a tone of contempt) Race for the Lord. I’m gonna smoke everyone. Run circles around them. Make them eat my dust. But first, I gotta get loose.

(As Rabbit stretches out, SPEEDY sprints in. He has whiskers, mouse ears and a long tail.)

Speedy: Arriba! Arriba! Undelay! Undelay! Hey, Senior, is this where the race for the Lord starts?

Rabbit: Yeah, who are you?

Speedy: Speedy Gonzales. The fastest mouse in all of Mexico. And I see another spiritual victory in my future.

Rabbit: I don’t think so. I’m more spiritual than you are. Look, I even brought my Bible. Did you bring YOUR Bible? Huh?

Speedy: No, I’ve got it all memorized.

Rabbit: Well, your shoe’s untied. (Speedy points and Rabbit looks) Knot! And that’s
K. N. O. T. Get it? Your shoelace is in a knot. Ha, ha, ha!

(A TURTLE enters. He wears a shell and speaks and moves very slowly)

Turtle: Excuse me. Is this where the race for the Lord starts?

(Speedy starts running around the turtle in circles)

Speedy: Si, Senior. Arriba! Arriba! Undelay! Undelay!

Rabbit: Don’t tell me you’re going to race. Not only do you not have a Bible, you don’t have a prayer. A prayer, get it? Ha, Ha, Ha.

The Applicants

Theme: Salvation is through faith and not by works. (Romans 4:1-4)

Length: 4 –5 minutes
Characters: 3 males, 2 females
Scene/Props: An office waiting area that consists of two chairs and a coffee table with a few magazines on it and a trash can. You’ll also need a briefcase, PDA, and a cell phone.

Synopsis: Two applicants arrive about the same time for an appointment. One is a work oriented, self-made man and the other a self-less man of faith. Both leave with different account representatives. One goes up and the other goes down.

(RUSH OVERMAN enters hastily. He’s well dressed in a sharp, business suit and carries a brief case. He sets the briefcase down and glances at his watch. He paces restlessly, finally sits in a chair, and taps his foot impatiently. A SECRETARY enters.)

SECRETARY: Mr. Overman?

(Rush stands and moves toward the secretary, invading her personal body space.)

RUSH: That’s me. Rush Overman.

SECRETARY: (gently pushes him back) We’re running a little behind schedule.
Please make yourself comfortable. An account representative will be with you shortly. Do you need an application?

(Rush pulls papers from his briefcase and walks towards her again.)

RUSH: I already have it completed…along with my resume, three letters of
recommendation, and my portfolio. It was a lot of work, but I believe in being prepared.

SECRETARY: (pushes him back) If you need anything else, let me know.

(As she exits. Rush pulls out his cellular phone and dials.)

TELEPHONE OPERATOR: (V.O.) I’m sorry, the number you have dialed
is not in service at this time. If you think you’ve reached this recording in error, please check the number and try your call again.

(He puts away the phone and resumes pacing. PHILLIP GLASS enters. He carries a sheet of paper, crosses over, and sits in a chair. He begins looking over the paper and realizes he has nothing to write with.)

PHILLIP: Pardon me sir, may I borrow a pen?

RUSH: (tosses a pen) Keep it. Part of a company promo…got millions of them. New at this, huh?

Stinkin Thinkin

Theme: Christians should strive to maintain a positive thought life. (Phil.4:8)

Length: 3-4 minutes

6 Clowns

There is no particular setting for this skit except for a single chair. You will need clown costumes, a donut, an inner tube, a balloon and a whoopee cushion.

This Kid’s Church skit was performed by children made up as clowns and works best for that venue. Characters discuss various ideas on how to maintain a positive thought life. It ends with a whoopee cushion explosion from which the skit gets its name.


(Goober ENTERS and paces around. He’s concentrating very hard.)

Goober: Think, think, think. Think, think, think.

(Slobber ENTERS. He watches Goober, puzzled at first, then begins to follow him with growing curiosity.)

Slobber: What are you doing?

Goober: (pauses to answer) I’m thinking.

(Goober resumes pacing and talking to himself. Slobber continues to follow and watch.)

Goober: Think, think, think. Think, think, think.

Slobber: What kind of thinking?

Goober: Good thoughts thinking. That’s what kind of thinking. (He paces again.) Think, think, think. Think, think, think. (Pauses with a discovery) Thinking leads to answers. Answers lead to knowledge. And knowledge leads to…to…

Slobber: To what?

Goober: (Shrugs) The thought hasn’t entered my mind.

Searching for God’s Will

Theme: God’s Will is not always the unfathomable mystery Christians often seem to make it.

Length: 1.5 – 2 minutes

Characters: Searcher, Voice of God

Scene/Props: No particular scene or props are needed although if possible, use a darkened room with a spotlight for effect.

Synopsis: A Searcher in a solitary moment genuinely seeks God’s Will in a prayer that is spoken aloud. God replies, but the Searcher is completely oblivious to His responses.


(The Searcher paces the stage and seems genuinely sincere and yet completely unaware of God’s responses. The Voice of God is from off stage.)

Searcher: I wish I could know God’s will for my life. What am I to do? What am I to become?

God: I’d like to see you become more like me.

Searcher: There are so many questions. Who should I marry? What career path should I follow?

God: If you’ll take up your cross and follow me, everything else will fall into place.

Searcher: Where do I begin to find answers?

God: Begin with the Bible. That’s what it’s for.

Searcher: My quiet time doesn’t seem to be what it ought to be.

God: I’ll say!

Searcher: I don’t feel like I’m getting anything out of it.

God: I don’t feel like you’re putting anything into it.

Need a Lift?

Theme: Grace should not be taken for granted. It may be free, but it’s not cheap. (Romans 6:1-5)

Length: 3 – 3.5 minutes
Characters: Accountant, Female Elevator Voice
Scenes/Props: A door frame indicating an elevator, folder with papers, and a calculator.

Synopsis: A pre-occupied accountant on his way to a financial meeting steps on an elevator. When the ride stops in between floors, he and the elevator engage in a conversation that centers on the elevator’s woe of being taken for granted and the concept of grace.

An ACCOUNTANT approaches an elevator carrying a folder with paper work along with a calculator. He hits the elevator button and glances over his paperwork as he waits. The elevator bell RINGS, he enters, and turns to face the audience. He pushes the button for his floor then assumes a blank stare as the ride begins, but lurches when the elevator stops suddenly. He pushes buttons on the panel, but nothing happens. Annoyed, he jabs harder, but still nothing.

Accountant: Hey, what’s wrong with this thing?

Elevator: Thing? You call me a thing? Okay then. I’ll call you number cruncher. Number Cruncher.

Accountant: Alone in an elevator for less than a minute and I’m already hearing voices.

Elevator: Correction. You’re never alone. You just don’t happen to be around any people at the moment.

Accountant: Yeah, and no soothing elevator music either. Stupid elevator.

(The Accountant jabs the buttons harder, starts smacking them with his hand and finally jumps up and down.)

Elevator: Hey. A few jabs I can tolerate, but no jumping. We’re both feeling that extra donut you had this morning.

Account: Great. I’m stuck on an elevator with no music…that talks…AND has an attitude. (yells to the outside) Hello, can anybody hear me? Hello, the elevator’s stuck!

Elevator: I’m not stuck. I’m just pausing to regroup.

Accountant: Wonderful. I have a meeting in 15 minutes and the elevator is pausing to re-group. And what does that even mean anyway?

Elevator: It means you’re stuck.