PDCM on effective Dance Ministry
“Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)
God’s great plan of salvation works! In all that we do our responsibility is to preach Jesus (Matt. 28:19; 1Tim. 4:16; Jude 1:23). Before Jesus was preached to us we used to be of the world, now we are not (Jn. 15:19). Now we are in the earth to represent Him (Col. 2:6; 2Cor. 5:20; 1Cor 10:31; Phil 1:11) and to work together with Him (John 15:4-6). In working together with Him we have the confidence in knowing that our ministry/labor of love is being used to so that others can believe and be encouraged to live by the faith of the Son of God who loved us and gave Himself for us (Gal.2:20).
Our dance/service means nothing if we don’t preach Jesus.
We are to preach Jesus verbally as well as demonstratively; this means we must abide (remain, dwell, continue and stay) in Christ. There is a posture we must have to be effective not only in our dance, but in our everyday life.
Preaching Jesus = Effective Ministry
Saints, this posture is our continuous abiding. Christ and God our Father must be the center of our lives and from which all else flows. Before we master our dance, we must master our person. We will never be as effective as we could and should be if we are not victorious in our personal and private life. The key to effective ministry comes from our resolute stand in Christ displayed in our everyday lives – our relationships, thought life, prayer life, married life, school life, work life, social media life and etc. Wherever we present ourselves in this world we must represent the fact that we are abiding in Christ and Christ is abiding in us. This separates the performers from the ministers. The actors MUST come off the stage!
It’s not how well we perform the dance, but how well we minister the dance from the overflow of the abiding posture in Christ that rests on our lives. There is a difference.
If we are not abiding in Christ and Christ is not abiding in us, then we cannot bear fruit – “…As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.” (John 15:4)
-From : The purpose of it all – Dance Ministry Q&A Handbook
Posted on November 28, 2015, in Dance Ministry, For Dance Ministry Leaders, PDCM's Teachings - The Ministry of Dance, Uncategorized and tagged dance ministry goals, effective dance ministry, praise dance, purpose of dance ministry. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.