Category Archives: Dance Ministry
3 Tips about how to flow with your minstrels
Dance Ministry lesson #10
Are you a good (dance) minister of Jesus Christ?
Study 1Timothy chapter 4
Here we find some virtues, disciplines and characteristics of a good minister of Jesus Christ.
Conducting a praise dance rehearsal takes effort and wisdom. In this post I am going to give practical advice first for the new ministry, and then in Part 2 I will give advice for the already existing, but struggling dance ministry.
As a new ministry, what you as a leader establishes on the first day will be the spirit, expectation and demonstration of all ministry leaders/members/parents of how the ministry will function every time you meet. For instance, if you begin in chaos and confusion, then your rehearsals may continue this way at every meeting. God will not be glorified, but the flesh will be exalted every time.
“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.
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The key to understanding our warfare is in knowing that it is primarily spiritual. We are not wrestling against flesh and blood. The battle is not against another human being, but with principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph. 6:12). Let’s talk about dance as warfare for a moment.
Can our dance wage war? Yes, but we must understand our dance in light of spiritual warfare the Biblical way (being obedient / living by the Word of God, submitting to God, resisting the devil and walking in the Spirit) so that we don’t pervert the methods of God or make them into idols. Did you know that there are some Saints who believe that stomping on the floor (the devil’s head), drawing “blood lines” on the floor and beating the air is really doing something to the devil? Did you know some believers really believe that a physical demonstration of violence towards the devil does something to him?