How you can touch lives as a Christian clown.
the grateful smiles of lonely people in a retirement center as you, in full costume, share an unspoken message of God's love.
...the joyous eyes of the congregation as it revels at the bright colors, sights and sounds of a worship service led by your clown ministry troupe.
...the excitement of your people as they discover and share the clown minister's childlike faith.
What is clown ministry? It is wearing Christ's servanthood as you don the clown's costume, happy face and perform ticklish antics. Clown ministers Floyd and Penne Sewall combine their many years of experience to give you everything you need for beginning or polishing your clown ministry. Clown Ministry offers practical tips for:
Make up, costumes, props, clown types, scripting, mime techniques, developing you clown character, creating your clown name, organizing a clown group, interpreting the Bible
settings for clown service and worship
Plus Clown Ministry offers 30 detailed skits and more than 50 brief clowning activities for use in Christian service and worship. These skits cover a wide variety of topics: pride, unity, Christ's passion, forgiveness, loneliness, world hunger, stewardship, grace, reconciliation, family and several others.
About the authors:
Floyd Shaffer is widely regarded as the founder and leader of the clown ministry movement. Since the mid 1960's, he has shared clown ministry with thousands of people in diverse settings. He has been featured in Time, Newsweek, NBC News, and several other media. Penne Sewall has clowned with Floyd Shaffer for several years and has conducted her won clown ministry events nationwide.
This book was a real help to me and if anyone is going to start being a clown, then you need this book.