"There are two ways to view dance in ministry. One viewpoint holds that dance is the ministry. If dance is the ministry, then simply dancing makes you obedient. This thinking looks at dance ritualistically and removes it from the responsibility of having to bring what was requested. It does not require you to consult God or submit to Him in any part of the process. It just requires you to do the activity of dance and merits you based on how much you dance. The other viewpoint holds dance simply as what is used to fulfill ministry, and requires us to continually go and find out what is being asked of us and comply.
Being presented in our service is a mentality that influences how we obey. With regards to the dance used in ministry, we are at the disposal of God, having placed ourselves there when we accepted His call to our assignment. This means that we are placing the power within His hands regarding the use of this gift of dance within us. We are accepting His determinations of how our ministry will be structured and run, what songs we do, what engagements we accept and refuse, the choreography we do, who comes into our ministry, how they get into the ministry, and the process of releasing them to minister before the people of God.
The dance is not our ministry. Our ministry is to hear the voice of God and obey Him as He leads us in what to do through and with the dance."
Excerpt from "Dancers! Assume the Position" book available at http://dancinghill.com/datp
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