After earning a Kindergarten through 8th grade Elementary Education degree, Jennifer worked as an English teacher in China, a chiropractic therapist, and a musician. How’s that for variety! Jennifer still has no idea what she’s going to be when she grows up, but for the last decade, she’s coordinated Vertical Reality middle and high school ministries at Harvest Community Church in Huntersville, North Carolina.
In fact, her years of experience and passion for middle school students is probably what prepared her for marrying Mike Jolly—the CRAZIEST, most brilliant, most loving computer geek in the world. Ah…the inspiration. And in December of 2008, Jennifer became a mommy to Wesley. What man said was impossible, God made possible! (Yeah, God!!!)
Jennifer started writing scripts while serving as Coordinator of Worship and Arts at a church plant. What inspired her? …Her deep desires to teach and to lead worship. She loves to see the light bulb go off when the perfect illustration leads an audience to understand God’s truth or to observe a creative turn of a phrase lead her church family to see God glorified. Jesus used stories and pictures. Why shouldn’t we?
Nine lepers are healed from their leprosy by Jesus, but their hearts remain in need of change.
A series of statements that describe what we as society and often even church culture value contrasted with what God looks at — our hearts.
Two families display the contrast between those who choose to be thankful and those who choose not to be.
Jay, a salesman, has a passion for vacuum cleaners and really wants to be the best vacuum salesman he can be. But after several failed attempts at selling, he realizes that what people really want to know is how the vacuum cleaner has changed his life.
Sample conversations with a father that parallel how we often approach our heavenly Father in prayer.
A delivery person explains to a new employee the reason some people do not receive their Christmas gifts and packages.
Through an intense competition at work for an upcoming promotion, Mike is able to share the true meaning of Christmas with his coworker Brien.
A well off businessman learns the true meaning of Christmas from an unlikely source.
We use our hands for many things, some of which God never intended, yet He still sent His son to provide a way for us to join Him forever. In this dramatic series of monologues, seven people examine the work of their hands and realize they need a change.
A family prepares to meet an honored guest: the young soldier whose life was spared thanks to the sacrifice of their son. When the young man and the family meet, the family is met with the disappointment and awareness of the contrast between his life and the life of his substitute. Parallels a holy God’s sacrifice for an unworthy people.
Two skits in one = A funny anger management support group meets with a self-help approach to their problems.
A typical “Christian” family passes by 3 scenarios where they could display love to their neighbors, before finding themselves stranded motorists assisted by an unlikely “Good Samaritan.”
When Marie Kaplouski fills in for her hero, Martha Stewart, her cooking venture goes awry when she chooses not to follow Martha’s proven recipe.
A lawyer serving out a community service sentence criticizes and judges the recipient of a charity home as lazy and self-centered while ignoring those tendencies in himself.
Two former tag-team champion wrestlers feud over something trivial. This skit parallels the futility of the grudges between believers.
A Reader’s Theatre about God’s love and acceptance as a Father who pursued His people.
Four church members make critical comments throughout the worship service and then compare their perspectives after the service, only to miss the entire purpose of being in corporate worship that day. They forget to be concerned about what God likes instead of what they prefer.
A series of examples and questions to cause the listeners to consider if there is a void in their lives and to consider Jesus as the Author and Finisher of their faith.
A series of questions proposing what would have been missed if the shepherds had used excuses to not visit the baby Jesus. Those questions parallel the excuses people use today to avoid meeting Jesus in a personal way.