WELCOME TO CREATIVE MINISTRIES
Get ready to embark on an exciting adventure into the world of puppets and creative ministries! This powerful tool is perfect for connecting with all ages, whether you're in a church, toddler group, community group, school, or creating online content. At One Way UK, we know firsthand the amazing impact that puppet ministry can have. It not only engages and relates to people of all ages and backgrounds but can also build confidence and transform lives.
We don't just offer resources and training - we're here to guide and support you every step of the way. Whether you're just starting or building a team, we're here to help you unlock the full potential of puppetry.
So what are you waiting for? Discover the joy and power of puppetry for yourself... Your adventure starts now!
BUT WHY PUPPETS?
For many people who use puppets in a faith-based setting, the ultimate goal is to spread the amazing news of Jesus. With their non-threatening demeanor, puppets offer a fun and interactive way to share your message with both kids and adults, making it more engaging and memorable. As many puppet enthusiasts have pointed out, "the puppets can get away with saying things that we can't!" They can be funny and entertaining while still delivering a simple and direct message that speaks to the heart. Involving young people in puppetry can also help strengthen their commitment to the church community. Through teamwork and participation in rehearsals and performances, they are more likely to stay involved and even bring their friends along. At the end of the day, using puppets for ministry is an incredible way to connect with people and share the good news in a creative, engaging, and memorable way.
WHERE ARE PUPPETS USED?
Puppets are already being used in countless ways across the country, such as...
YOUTH & KIDS MIN
TOTS & FAMILY GROUPS
CARE HOMES & COMMUNITY
PUPPET MINISTRY IS CHANGING LIVES
"WHY PUPPETS? WELL OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS I HAVE WITNESSED,THE ELDERLY SMILE WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH TO SMILE ABOUT,I HAVE WITNESSED THE LOUD MOUTHED BOISTEROUS CHILDREN SIT QUIET AND CALMLY AND CHILDREN WHO ARE TIMID, SHY AND QUIET HAVE A VOICE ONCE A PUPPET IS ON THEIR HAND."
"WE NEVER IMAGINED THE IMPACT THAT PUPPETS AND THE PUPPET MINISTRY WOULD HAVE, NOT ONLY IN OUR OWN LIVES BUT ON THE LIVES OF THE CHILDREN AND THE CHURCH AS A WHOLE."
Puppets possess a remarkable ability to captivate people of all ages, making them much more than just a means of entertaining kids or breaking up a speech or sermon.
Don't believe us? Just observe the audience's reactions when the puppets take center stage. It's not just the children who are engaged - it's people of all ages! At One Way UK, we've seen firsthand the incredible impact that puppetry can have across generations. Initially, we were performing at school assemblies, but now we're also bringing our puppets to care homes, where residents, often with dementia, sing along to music whether that's Christmas carols, Dame Vera singing 'we'll meet again' or delight in the antics of a puppet Elvis.
The transformation that puppets can bring to the audience is truly remarkable, leaving both carers and family members in awe. It's all about using the right resources to create an unforgettable experience.
If you're interested in learning more about how to use puppets across the generations, reach out to us using the contact form at the bottom of this page. We'd be delighted to share our ideas with you!
YES, PUPPETS MAY BE OLD BUT NOT OLD FASHIONED...
It is certainly true that the art of puppetry and some forms of puppetry originated some 5,000 years ago, with Punch and Judy first appearing here in the UK in 1662!
But just because it is old, doesn’t mean it is old fashioned. Puppets are as popular as ever.
Just look at how many TV adverts use puppets to get their message across, or how popular puppets still are on children’s TV, and of course, there’s the Muppets… legends! Add to this the opportunity of having a live puppet show, WOW.
SO... ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR ADVENTURE?
We would love to answer any questions you have, use the form below to get in touch with us!