Janie Van Dyke

Janie Van Dyke (jvandyke@unitychristian.net) teaches English and theater at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, Iowa. She is a member of Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City.

Articles by this author:

  • It Is Finished

    A Good Friday Reader's Theater

    What did Jesus mean when he said “It is finished”? This readers’ theater examines the multiple meanings of that phrase. It would work well in any Good Friday service, but is especially appropriate as part of a service on the Last Words of Christ (see RW 14 and 78 for service ideas on the Last Words). —JB

    [As readers’ theater begins, a cellist plays “Man of Sorrows” in the background.]

  • My Only Comfort

    A Dramatic Reading by Young People

    This versatile drama presentation, based on the Heidelberg Catechism’s first question and answer, can be included in a worship service in a variety of settings and stages. The reading can be adapted to include five to twenty or more student readers. For Part 3, you’ll need three different colors of T-shirts for three small groups of two to three students—each of the small groups puts on a matching color T-shirt to identify them as a group. (Inexpensive colored T-shirts are available at most large craft stores.)