Carnival of Praise Dance #1: Animal Kingdom Edition!
It is my honor & privilege to present Carnival of Praise Dance #1: Animal Kingdom Edition! While a "carnival of praise dance" may be new to some of you, the concept of blog carnivals has been around for a while. Like a real carnival, a blog carnival puts a lot of interesting "stuff" in one place. Eventually, this carnival will travel to other sites as it gains momentum. Read this article for more information on blog carnivals and how to participate or host future carnivals of praise dance.
But one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep. Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the scroll and to loose its seven seals.
Rekesha Pittman, author of Dance Ministry Talk writes Uneventful. This is an article about an unsettling trend happening in the worship arts arena.
Jocelyn Richard, author of The Praise Dance Life submits Worship Dance Garments that Preach. This article is an interview with worship dance garments designer Pamela Stovall. The article highlights the biblical mandate for priestly garments for worship dance.
Dawn Churchill submits Choreography and Ministry Suggestions for Solo Dance Ministers. How do I know if I am called to minister in dance as a soloist? How do I prepare for such ministry? Do you have any suggestions for making my solo pieces more effective? Get the answers to these questions (any many more) by reading this article! (Note ~ content in this article can be applied to movement ministry teams/groups.)
As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.
Saronda Jackson writes Let Judah Go Up First – Experiencing Worship!This is a word of encouragement for those of you in the midst of the battle to send up Judah (your praise)!
Nichelle, author of Dance Advantage submits Dancers Connecting to Their Faith and Enriching Their World. This is a guest post on her site written by Randall Flinn, director of Ad Deum Dance Company. It explores the relationship between faith and dance – it’s existence throughout history, as an expression of praise in worship and fellowship, and as a means for Christian artists to engage culture with relevant expressions of their faith and world view.
And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, “Behold the Lamb of God!”
Valisha McFarlane, author of Everyday Purpose submits Clothed From the Wardrobe of True Worship. As dance ministers, we know our garments that we choose to minister in are very important. However, we must not forget to clothe ourselves in the spiritual garments that please the King. He desires for us to worship Him by daily by walking in humility, love, compassion and forgiveness.
Sukky Fagbohun, author of Praise Free and most recently PraiseDancer711 submits Can Dance Exist without music? The message of this article could be summed up in one word "Worship" In order to portray worship as as an integral and continuous part of the human, the article examines the question of dance, and the possibility of its existence without music.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
His Hem Ministry reminds us that there are a beautiful array of colorful garments to choose from in Color Us Resplendent.
Since the carnival is posted here, there really isn’t a need for me to include a submission. But I don’t want to miss out on all the fun! I’m submitting an article that is part of a 3-part series on one of my favorite topics Starting a Dance Ministry. The article deals with the spiritual, practical and administrative aspects of launching a new ministry on a proper foundation.
We’d love to hear from you! Leave your comments below and on the sites of those that submitted an article. Would you like to participate in the next carnival of praise dance? Check for the latest schedule information here or on BlogCarnival.com