Outbreak Movie Scenes

This activity is one that I put together for a lesson about being “Contagious Christians.” The idea was that just like a disease that spreads from person to person we should be sharing the love of Jesus with everyone we meet. In other words we should create an “OUTBREAK” of love as we move through the world. This lesson was the starting point for a series of lessons on how to reach out to your world. These scenes gave me a good indication of where I needed to focus my energy in the lessons to come.

How it Works

  • Break your group into 4 teams and give them the Outbreak Movie Scenes. (you can download the .pdf of them from the link below or just see the text below)
  • Give the students around 10 minutes to work on their scenes and then perform them for the whole group. If you have a very large group have them perform their scenes for other groups.

Outbreak Movie Scenes (.pdf)

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Scene One

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to people at their school.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the students can either respond positively or negatively. You may even want to make some respond one way and some another way.

Try to make as honest a portrayal as possible. In other words the students should respond as students who don’t know God normally would.

Try to include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Two:

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to some of their close friends.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the friends can either respond positively or negatively.

Try to make as honest a portrayal as possible. In other words the friend should respond as friends who don’t know God normally would.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Three:

Your assignment is to create a movie scene about a Christian who reaches out to members of their family.

You can choose to make it either a picture of how to reach out or a picture of how not to reach out. In the end the family member can either respond positively or negatively.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH

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Scene Four:

Your assignment is the most challenging, but ultimately the best of the bunch. Your job is to create a movie scene that depicts the life of an average Christian teenager.

Your main scene should be the Christian trying to tell a non-Christian about God, but the non-Christian won’t respond because of the Christian’s lifestyle.

(“Why would I want your Jesus, you’re no better than I am”)

To set up the scene you may want to show the Christian in some of the negative behavior and then show him/her trying to share.

Try to set up the conflict that occurs when you try to live like everyone else, and share God.

You must include everyone in your group in some way. Don’t forget that asking them to come to church isn’t sharing the good news about Jesus with them. You want to share the gospel not THIS CHURCH.

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