Eddie and his wife Stephanie live in Sachse, Texas (funny name, but a great place to live and do life in) with their two daughters, who despite their elementary school age, are accomplished thespians who have appeared in several Skit Guys’ videos (Dad’s Legacy, our Fall Festival Promo 3 and Check the Box).
For seven years, Eddie lived in the O.C. where he worked on staff at Saddleback Valley Community Church. He spent two more years as a volunteer where he honed his skills in writing, directing, and teaching students and adults how to make skits accessible to audiences.
Though he spends much of his time working and touring as one half of the Skit Guys, Eddie is passionate about helping others create and provide resources that equip leaders, students, and adults to minister through the exciting experience of drama.
In his spare time, when he isn’t still grieving over the end of LOST, Eddie can probably be found writing, running, hanging out with his bride of 13 years or going on Daddy / Daughter dates.
To this day, Eddie is still blown away that he gets to travel around with his best friend from high school and that the thing that they used to get in trouble for at school - they now get to call a job.
Eddie has co-authored Videos That Teach books with Doug Fields and he’s also co-authored over a dozen publications with Tommy Woodard including Skits That Teach v.1 and 2, Instant Skits, TV SHOWS THAT TEACH, and Skit Training 101.
Tom and Kate have been spending too much money and quickly figure out that their lack of peace is the root of their problem. This Christmas, through all the buying and through all the parties, let’s not lose the meaning of Christmas.
Todd has been stranded on an island for a long time and has recreated his hometown out of boxes. But why would there be three different churches?
This Christmas Play is a series of casting calls for different parts in the Living Nativity which include the parts for Mary, Joseph, Wise Men and more (7 total). Read the preview and watch the video below to see how this play can be modified to fit your service. This Play includes: Scripts, Artwork and sample performance videos. You can optionally purchase the individual parts below under related items.
Frank is a smart man. But while auditioning for the Live Nativity, he learns that “smart” and “wise” aren’t necessarily the same thing.
Tina is a teen consumed with her phone and herself. But when she auditions for Mary the mother of Jesus, she begins to understand that it’s not all about her and she might be worshipping the wrong things.
Connie, a busy wife and mom, auditions for the part of Mary, the Mother of Jesus in the Live Nativity. With constant reminders of her real life only a phone call away, she realizes that she and Mary have a lot in common.
Joe is a husband, father, and all around “good-ole boy”. But there’s more to him than Nascar and fishing and it will take a conversation with the Director of the Live Nativity for Joe to realize “Joseph” is the perfect part for him.
God sent His Son, Jesus, as a baby in a lowly manger to save us from our sins. This script is a live nativity that is perfect for your Christmas worship service.
George is auditioning for the Live Nativity, but he wants to change the story and do things his way. He quickly finds out that there is no changing the story because it’s His story.
Angel, an aspiring actress, is ready to audition for the role of her life. But when she realizes that she is responsible for delivering the greatest message in history, she wonders if she’s up for the task.
Emma needs to talk to her Dad about a sensitive topic but she doesn’t know how and he doesn’t make it easy.
A son remembers his grandfather who served in the military and father who gave his life for his country and realizes how truly blessed he is.
As we celebrate Memorial Day, let us take a few minutes as a church and community to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. This responsive reading download comes with an optional title slide and background for use on your church screens.
Wyatt and Elroy make an ill-fated trip to Saskatchewan to demonstrate the importance of being connected to a small group. This is a great set-up for promoting small groups!
There are many evangelism techniques available to us, but which one is best? This script demonstrates a few.
What is Palm Sunday? This script explains the history and significance of Palm Sunday in a funny way. Get your church prepared to celebrate Holy Week! This is the script from The Skit Guys popular video ‘Palm Sunday.’
Several characters surrounding the cross relive the events leading up to the crucifixion. This script can be performed as a Readers Theatre. There are 6 different characters, but they can be played by as few as two people. See The Skit Guys video of ‘Good Friday’ below.
This is a Readers Theatre expressing our devotion and gratefulness to the One who sent us the greatest love letter.
Two friends talk about inviting someone to church for Easter, but one is slow to realize that inviting someone to virtual church just isn’t quite the same.
A teenager is challenged to list his/her resolutions for the New Year.
A man/woman is challenged to list his/her goals for the New Year.
A responsive scripture reading about the birth of Jesus, the circumstances of the world that He was born into and how His story continues to affect our story.
An out-of-work husband and father begins to question the reasons of why we celebrate Christmas, when his wife reminds him that there is a greater purpose at work.
Start your worship service or sermon off with this Thanksgiving How-To Guide for men. It’s served fresh with healthy portions of humor, truth and great encouragement on leading your family and counting your blessings.
Samuel and Madison discover the pain of giving and receiving mercy.
On September 11th our world was forever changed. Years later we know that God is still with us. Remember the events of 9/11 with this Reader’s Theatre script.
A dad reflects on his great desire to be the kind of father that his wife and children hope that he will be.
Tommy and Eddie deliver a special Mother’s Day message, but Tommy gets a little carried away in song. Perform
After his resurrection, Jesus offers grace to Peter and gently confronts him about his mistakes, his purpose, and what comes next.
Prayer is us communicating with God, but as Christians we oftentimes treat prayer as something to be checked off a list. We miss the part where we are building our relationship with the Creator of the universe.
Don’t have the preparation time, massive cast of actors, or camel rental budget for a huge Easter production this year? We’ve got the solution: a hybrid between a Readers’ Theatre and a Script that will help you present the Greatest Story Ever Told. The powerful story of Christ’s death on the cross and the events leading up to his ultimate sacrifice.
The world’s oldest and most cherished love story just got a little bit awkward.
A group of men gather to discuss their lack of romantic inclinations, when a more evolved member of the group reveals that the secret to romance is simply being there for your wife.
Bob’s got his list of resolutions that he’s convinced will make his life better, but his friend Jim isn’t buying it.
There are many ways to count your blessings this Thanksgiving. This script illustrates the importance of doing a quick inventory of all you have to be thankful for this year.
This is a fun way to start your Christmas Eve service and to get your congregation warmed up a for a time of celebration.
A prayer of thanksgiving to God and a response from God’s Word from Jeremiah 32 and 33.
Joseph was his father’s favorite and his brothers resented him for it. But God had big plans for this little brother.
After getting his car stuck in a rut, a husband begins to realize that his marriage is also stuck in a rut…but some ruts are good ones.
A husband and father is trying his best to balance family and work, but he finds that work seems to be his priority and his family ends up suffering for it.
A young girl considered the “social outcast” of her high school contemplates her life and the secrets she has kept as she starts another school year.
A high school student of influence contemplates his choices and his desire to be different as he returns to school.
Through the eyes of both father and son, one of the most powerful of Jesus’ parables comes to life.
What a comfort to know that no matter what we do or no matter where we go, God the Father will always be there. Here is the Psalmist’s prayer as a responsive reading.
On a bittersweet Fourth of July, a family remembers the sacrifice made by one of their own, and express their gratitude for his love and devotion.
Un recuento del ministerio de Jesús que precede su muerte y resurrección.
Aquí está una mirada a la vida y la época de uno de los personajes más famosos en el Biblia, Pablo. Esta es una mirada informativa. Nos enseña quien Pablo fue y qué fue el significado de su vida.
Hay una temporada en la vida de cada uno donde caminamos por el valle. A pesar de que como seres humanos, está en nuestra naturaleza el querer arreglar las cosas, a veces todo lo que se necesita es nuestra presencia.
Una pieza que se trata de nuestro deseo y nuestro sueño de grandeza, pero solo a través del poder de Dios encontraremos un propósito en esos sueños.
Un muchacho con limitaciones físicas. El descubre que el no es el único con limitaciones y que Dios lo ama tal y como es.
As a dad and his young daughter go on their very first “date,” he realizes that this is the perfect opportunity to say what she needs to hear - how much he loves her.
Después de tres anos de aguantar al ministerio publico de Jesús, los Fariseos y otros maestros de la ley ya estaban artos. Por fin, tienen a Jesús donde lo quieren: juzgándolo por afirmar ser El Hijo de Dios. Y no dejaran a ninguna cantidad de datos o evidencia de la deidad de Jesús que les estorbe.
We all have different ways to worship, and we all sometimes judge the way others worship. What does worship mean to you?
Fasting can be one of those elusive and mysterious disciplines of the Christian faith. Here are a few people who can’t seem to get it right.
At the center of our faith is a book that tells the story of God and his activity in the lives of men and women throughout history-yet everyone seems to have their own unique perspective on it.
Worship the risen Savior through scripture this Easter with “He Is Alive: A Responsive Reading” by Eddie James! This script is perfect for those of us who want to be creative in our Easter service but don’t have a lot of time.
People have different views on tithing, but when it comes down to it, the Bible is pretty clear on what’s expected.
Two friends are choosing cards for their wives. One thinks he’s the “wifewhisperer” who knows what women want, but the other just wants to tell his wife what’s in his heart.
Pete finds out his good friend has been texting his girlfriend behind his back. Will they ever be able to get past it?
When your best friend dies, you don’t expect him to come back to life and walk with you. Listen to two older disciples who walked with Jesus not long after His resurrection.
Six people vow to make changes for the new year, but will they stick to it?
From Luke 2, the story of Christ is read with verses of praise in between. This reading gives your congregation reason to actively participate in your Christmas worship service.
This is a responsive reading for a Thanksgiving service filled with Scripture about praising God for his many blessings.
When it comes to what you’re thankful for, is it things that are temporary or
things that are more eternal that come to your mind first?
This is a Reader’s Theatre based on the video “Cards You’ve Been Dealt”. We’ve all been given painful situations in our lives, but how will you respond to the hand you’ve been given?
What do you do when you’re 4-years-old and you’re convinced that there’s a Booger Monster under your bed? You call for Daddy to come and save you! In this skit, a son has a Booger Monster problem and finds that his Father is near and will always be there to protect him.
A man wrestles with giving up old habits and secret sins while pretending to be the man he truly wants to be on the inside.
A student faces hard choices with friends she encounters throughout her day. Will she choose to follow Christ’s example?
There is a season in everyone’s life of walking through the valley. Even though it is in our nature as human beings to want to fix things, sometimes all that is needed is our presence.
Cuando Dios cincela el peso muerto de nuestras vidas puede ser muy doloroso. Este guión es una mirada a la vida de un creyente típico que esta teniendo que pasar por el proceso de la disciplina de Dios.
Just like a loving father treasures small, simple moments with his son or daughter, so does the Heavenly Father with his children.
Can you imagine being in a gourmet restaurant and ordering a big juicy steak, but once the food comes you admire it and then get up and walk out without eating it? This script is an illustration of how we treat Scripture. We read it and savor it, but often walk away from it without applying it to our lives. This skit works best as a sermon illustration.
It doesn’t matter what kind of Bible you read…just as long as you read it.
An adult son goes to his father for wisdom about a difficult situation in his life.
Moms never stop being moms. Julie, a mom herself, realizes that her mom just wants the best for her during a phone conversation. This script is a monologue with Julie on the phone when her Mother beeps in on the other line. Initially annoyed with her Mother, Julie is reminded how much she loves her mother.
Follow Jesus through His ministry as He makes His way to pay the ultimate sacrifice for you and me.
ONE ACT PLAY FOR EASTER
A one act of the trial of Jesus in a modern courtroom. Jesus was either a magician, a devil, or the Messiah. What will you decide? Script has a courtroom feel and a fast pace. Witnesses testify against Jesus on different accounts of scripture. Great to get students involved or adults as the jury. Great way to show scripture through acting and most not even realize they’ve been taught the Word!
This skit is about two strangers who meet at an airport just before Thanksgiving. The meeting happens outside the TSA security as opposed on the other side of TSA where one has been checked through. It seems like one has it all while the other has nothing, but in the end we see that their roles may be reversed.
We can report the Good News to others, but unless we live it out, it doesn’t mean much. Two newscasters try to report the news, but have to act out the stories they are reporting because they have no video footage.
A radio talk/advice show where we see the difference between hearing and listening.
We spend our lives trying to figure out what God’s will is and what is the purpose in our lives, when all along God just wants us to be still and listen to Him.
We’ve all got it and it’s really hard to let it go. When it feels like you’re dealt one blow after another and become weighed down with too much baggage, can you let go and let God take control?
God’s grace is a free gift that we can’t seem to grasp on a daily basis. We know we don’t deserve the blessings God gives us, yet he delights in continuing to bless us despite our shortcomings and willful disobedience.
We all hold on to things that keep us from fully following God. Jesus told the story of a young ruler who wanted to know how to get into Heaven. When Jesus told him, the young man was very sad. This is a modern day look at what could have happened after the rich young ruler’s encounter with Christ.
Telling others about Jesus is one of those non-negotiable things in the Christian faith. Some of us have our tried and true ways of sharing our faith and others of us just try and wing it. Maybe you don’t have any method at all. Here are just a few of the bad ways we witness.
Como es contado en Lucas 15, una señora con diez monedas de plata pierde una. Y después ella enciende una lámpara y barre su casa hasta que la encuentra, y cuando la encuentra se goza.
Jesús hizo unas cosas increíbles cuándo El estuvo aquí el La Tierra. Este guión nos marca uno de los momentos en que El demuestra su divinidad.
Este guión se trata de Candace una muchacha que nos cuenta de como su mejor amiga viene a conocer a Cristo debido a un tazón de Beenie Weeenies.
Este guión es una metáfora de la redención que tenemos en Cristo.
A father talks to his Heavenly Father about what it takes to be a great husband and dad.
The “videos” focus the audience’s common choices and outcomes, and point out the solution to their issues is Christ.
A mom and dad go over the events of the day, which is Mother’s Day. Sometimes the best moments are the ones that can’t be made.
This creative sermon set-up skit about a stranger who shows up to church for an Easter service, he is amazed at the lengths a church would go to get his attention.
Here is a look at the life and times of one of the most famous people in the Bible, Paul. This is an informative look at who Paul was and what his life meant.
The Bird Cage is a metaphor to humanity’s imprisonment and Jesus’ redemption plan that sets us free. Skit starts out as a young boy and a man talk about wild birds in a birdcage to the ultimate encounter of Jesus and Satan looking at mankind in the cage.
A person calls into Tech Support to get Love installed on her Heart
Eric Swink (a member of the Skitiots) brings to life a comedy with two scenes of a person trying to deal with the aspects and traits of Love. We see Paul trying to live out the quality’s found in 1 Corinthians 13. The scenes start with a conversation in a local starbucks and ends with an argument with Paul’s wife*. All the while Paul stumbles on making the virtues a reality with strangers and the people closest to him. The comedy has truth and liberty for the ending to make a great point.
Through different phases of Jesus’ life, this responsive reading exemplifies the
characteristics of an amazing Savior.
As a mother and son unpack the Christmas decorations they also unpack some less than happy memories involving the manger scene and some peanut butter covered fingers.
Eddie is trying to take down the Christmas lights from his house, but is that just a symbol of what he’s trying to do with Jesus?