Here is a sketch to help you in outreach.. (Remember that re-telling parables as a story is an equally, if not more, effective way of spreading the Good News - after all if Jesus used them, they must be effective!)
There is an episode of Friends where the guys have bought a lottery ticket (well, they've bought a lot). After a 'bit of fun' Phoebe manages to accidentally drop the tickets off the apartment balcony onto the street below. The guys dash downstairs to get the tickets back. They don't win the lottery. A bit later they're having a coffee when they find out that someone won the lottery with a ticket they found dropped on the street. As you can imagine, Phoebe is close to being beaten..
Coiny - (throwing stuff all over the place, climbing in and around the floor, desperately searching for something.. lets out groans of frustration)
Helpful - (Enters). Oy, Coiny what are you doing. Are you bowing down in front of me as your superior at last..?
Coiny - (Grunts a noise)
Helpful - What was that? Have you got a cold or is it just Welsh..? (Impersonates a Welsh accent with lots of throat gurgling noises trying to mimic the Welsh Ll-type words, Llangollen for example.) PS I'm not dissing the Welsh, you can change the country if you want!
Coiny - Shut up you tart
Helpful - I see. So maybe you've given up on the Welsh lessons. Are you saving money on your cleaning bill by licking up the obscene amounts of dust on your floor? Or have you lost your pet rat?
Coiny - (Stops searching. Pauses and looks up at Helpful). Thanks for your help but I have lost my lottery ticket.
Helpful - Lottery ticket? Why did you get one of them for you muppet?
Coiny - Funnily enough, I bought the lottery ticket because I would like to win the lottery.. it's a rollover week
Helpful - A 'rollover week' huh? Well, that makes all the difference. You're bound to win
Coiny - Tee, hee, you may laugh but the winnings this week are £16 million and I'm going to win
Helpful - Well, good luck mate, you've lost your ticket.
Coiny - Yeh, thanks, very helpful..
Helpful - Anyway, why are you doing the lottery. You're more likely to be eaten by a small child. You've got more chance of being killed in a plane crash. Even if you're not in an plane.
Coiny - Listen pal, are you going to help me or what?
Helpful - Well I would do mate but to be honest I've got better things to do. Like take the mick out of you..
Coiny - Well, thanks.
Helpful - No worries. To be honest, if you'd lost something worthwhile I'd help you - but a lottery ticket.. No way.. Unless.. of course.. I was to get a share of the winnings??
Coiny - Forget it mate, the money is mine.
Helpful - Well, you can go find the ticket yourself. You ain't gonna win anyway.. (exits)
Coiny - (carries on searching, shrugging shoulders, doesn't know where ticket is. Freezes or exits).
In Luke 15.8-10
There is a parable Jesus told of a woman who lost a coin and searched her whole house to find the coin. Go on to re-tell this story..