We have all been given different talents, gifts, abilities. God works in different ways through each of us, and we all serve him faithfully as we use our gifts to glorify him. We should invest the gifts that God has blessed us with wisely. We should use our gifts and abilities to honor God and to bless, encourage and strengthen others in love (without love, all our gifts are nothing!). We should not neglect our gifts, but instead develop them, “stir them up”, “fan them into flames”, so that they get even better, to the edification of the church and to the glory of God. Dance is used as an act of worship in Scripture and can continue to be used in that way today.
- Purpose of Dance Ministry
Dance Ministry was created with the purpose to minister to the body of Christ through praise, worship and dance.
- Goal of Dance Ministry
Our goal is to worship and praise God through our dance.
- Mission of Dance Ministry
Its mission is to encourage and uplift God’s people while conveying His message through expressive movements of the body and the emotional and spiritual connection of the soul, all made possible by the direction of the Holy Spirit. Through praise dance, the lyrics of songs inspired by God’s Word come to life and allow for an opportunity to experience God’s glorious presence.
- Vision of Dance Ministry
-To lead God’s people into God’s presence through praise and worship in dance.
-To set the atmosphere that it is conducive prior to the word of God coming forth.
In the book of Psalm telling us to praise Him with dance and sing praises Him with tambourine.
Let them praise his name in the dance. Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and harp. Psalm 149:3 (NHEB)
Praise him with tambourine and dancing. Praise him with stringed instruments and flute. Psalm 150:4 (NHEB)
It is important to understand that dance in the context of worship is not simply self-expression. It should be done in a way that is helpful to the entire congregation. Paul noted that:
However, be sure that everything is done properly in a good and orderly way. (1 Corinthians 14:40 TLB)
Dance using Tambourine
- The tambourine is a musical instrument in the percussion family consisting of a frame, often of wood or plastic, with pairs of small metal jingles, called “zils” fitted into the rim. Classically the term tambourine denotes an instrument with a drumhead, usually played by shaking and striking with the hand.
- Tambourine parts and name
- Tambourine with ribbon
- The color of ribbon and its meaning
- The list below are the variety of several reasons of using tambourine.Use of tambourine