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Below are some resources that may really be of help for you in ministry. Some of the conferences have become like family reunions. These can be wonderful experiences to expand your expression of worship.
Lynn Hayden - Dancing For Him Ministries
Ongoing instructional conferences
Pastor Lynn has a Spirit Filled, biblically based organization whose primary purpose is to minister to the body of Christ the heart of God through creative expressions of worship, prophesy and dance. She offers numerous helpful worship dance, praise dance and prophetic dance videos and books. She is continually traveling to different areas to hold life changing conferences.
Check out her website for more information about her ministry tools and conferences to find one close to you. Dancing for Him Ministries
Sample of Pastor Lynn's conferences.
These may be some great additions to your worship library from Dancing For Him.
Processionals, Props, & Pageantry is an extremely comprehensive guide about the subjects. Each section, respectively, is divided into two parts: Scriptural Significance Practical Guide These sections will not only help you have a greater scriptural understanding, but also give you innumerable practical ideas to help with your arts ministry presentations. If you always wanted to know...this is your answer. The chapter titles include: Care To Go for A Walk? A scriptural look at processionals Let's Have A Feast! How feasts mentioned in the Word relate to dance Prayer, Planning, & Practice (with diagrams) Nuts & bolts of putting dances together Positioning and Patterns (with illustrations) Great ideas for placement and movement on the floor What's In The Hand Is Worth...A Lot Scriptural significance of flags in ministry His Banner Utilizing flags and banners Prop Incorporation Practical prop use Mishap or Happy Mistakes to avoid with good tips God Loves Color! (With a full color significance chart) Scriptural significance of color in the Word Faith In A "Material" World Fabric used in the prophetic arts Creative Costuming Practical costume ideas Ministry Palette Arts in ministry
Dancing For Him is a helpful handbook about dancing for the Lord during praise and worship, ministry, and gospel presentations. Written from a dance team leader's perspective, the topics include: Dance During Praise Songs Dance During Worship Team Unity Ministering Love Ministering Deliverance Ministering Prophetically Performance Vs. Ministry Choreography Tips Successful Rehearsals Old and New Testament words relating to praise through movement (along with the associated scriptures) It contains great testimonies, and is wonderful for someone just starting a dance team, as well as for one more experienced. People have said, "I wish I had this book before starting in dance ministry. It certainly would have helped." Also, many dance leaders order one copy for each member of their team, so they may have weekly studies.
Are you a worshiper who really wants to make your presentation dances minister most effectively?
Would you like to learn techniques to help you choreograph dances, from start to finish?
Incorporating some college level material, that Lynn learned as a dance major, and combining that with many practical tips, that come from years of dancing in the church, this work proves to be the hand book of the decade.
You'll want to study it, try some of the techniques, and practice with the exercises. If you want to learn about creating dances and what makes them captivating, then this book is definitely for you!
The key, to divine inspirations within our choreography, is our personal relationship with our Lord, from whom all blessings (and inspiration) flow. It is in the beginning, the onset of creativity and symbiotic relationship from where we get our start; and here that our communication form (creative choreography) can express the Holy Spirit's design for this day and hour.
This new book is exactly what you need to learn about the subject. Lynn shares candidly her experiences: from being petrified the first time; to watching many healings; to greater understanding; and finally sharing some activation exercises. This is a tool not only to expose and demystify prophetic dance, but also to give you some step by step exercises. These will help you learn how to express the Father's heart through word, song, & dance. Some of the exercises include: Ministering to individuals Prophetic dance with instrumental music Prophesying to a congregation Change Awareness Active Word Study Movement through the Word Advanced Challenge Also ~ While writing, the Lord gave Pastor Lynn a timely prophetic word that will surely speak directly to some hearts. This book is designed for the worshiper, worship dancer, or leader who is interested in either being activated (learn by doing) themselves, or leading others into a deeper understanding of prophetic movement. God's power is so intense, that when it touches our human heart, we become radically different. As we become visually manifested representations of the voice of the Lord, interpretive dance movements, done to prophetic music, can be the vehicle through which people will receive His power and be transformed forever.
This scripturally based handbook, although not an exhaustive exegesis, is designed to give an overview of the many valuable English, Hebrew, and Greek words (found in the Bible) that relate to movement or dance. It is a comprehensive compilation of those words, their scripture locator words and their definitions. It also has over 300 related scriptures written out. It is important for all of us, who are called to the dance ministry, to have a greater scriptural understanding of what we are doing when we dance before the Lord. However, anyone who has an interest or curiosity about movement ministry, would benefit from this valuable resource! Now in larger print, it is easier to read and with the new index, is easier to find the words you need! This is definitely the book that every worshiper should have.
Apostle Joe Brown - Worship Him Ministries
Make your plans this year to bring this experience and anointing of "more than flags" to your area or country. Please feel free to contact him by email to email@example.com. Or you can visit his website at www.flagworship.com for more information on the ministry of flags.
Revolution Dance & Performing Arts - This is just an awesome video with the use of the small spinning flags.
Annual Music & Dance Unto The Lord Conference
"Aquire The Fire" Acts 2:1-4
July 10-12, 2014
This is for all Worship Leaders, Psalmists, Choirs, Praise Teams, Musicians, Live Bands, Mime Ministries, Dancers, Dance Ministries, Youth Ministries, Ministry Leaders and anyone who loves to praise the Lord, this conference is for YOU!!!!
IF you want to experience an unforgettable weekend filled with High Praise, Sincere Worship, A Spirit of Holiness & Excellence, Anointed and Professional Music & Dance Instruction, Appointed Speakers, and most importantly the Love of Jesus Christ you don't want to miss this EXPERIENCE!!!
Expressing Holiness & Excellence in Music & Dance Ministry
Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida
Website: Dance Unto The Lord Conference
Music & Dance Unto the Lord, Inc.
Layesha N. Walton, Founder & Director
ZION CENTER FOR WORSHIP AND THE ARTS
Worshipi Arts Conference
Come to learn - Go forth equipped and you will be my witnesses...
July 27 - August 1, 2014 - Charlotte, NC
This is a powerful conference with seasoned instructors for dancers, singers, musicians, worship leaders and all worshipers!
Teresa Gardner, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please see our website www.zcwa.com for additional Class, Faculty and Schedule details,
suggested Conference Lodging, Registration Form and other Conference Information.
Conference Site: 2940 Commonwealth Avenue, Charlotte, NC, 28205
The Resurrection Dance Ministry is a community outreach ministry established at Resurrection Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ministry includes participants from throughout the city who share the same desire to "Praise His Name with Dancing" Psalm 149:3. Since its inception in 1978, it has grown from a small group of adults to several age groups who train, perform and share their message through dance in a variety of environments including schools, churches and conferences. Representatives of the Dance Ministry have ministered and performed throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Israel, Poland, Russia, the Philippines, Belize, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Since 1992, Director Teresa Gardner and several other members of the Dance Ministry have been to the former Soviet Union ten times, teaching on the use of Dance in Worship and performing there at conferences and churches.
Christian Dance Fellowship USA
Dawn Churchill - National Coordinator
Website: www.cdfusa.org for more information on the "Events" page.
Christian Dance Fellowship United States of America is a national fellowship of Christian dancers and movement artists from across the nation who join together in purpose, power, partnership and prayer. "This people have I formed for myself, they shall show forth my praise." Isaiah 43:21
CDF is an interdenominational fellowship that provides support and networking for people involved in dance and the movement arts. They encourage and support both the professional and the amateur artist through resources, training, workshops, conferences, books, tapes, videos, newsletters, fellowship and prayer.
Helpful movement tips for unifying flag worship within a team - Tiny details do make a difference
If you are looking for flags, banners, garments or other accessories for praise and worship, please visit my website at CreationsAnewFlags.com. Here are some links to get you going...
Worship Streamers are long and graceful, available in a variety of colors and styles, and they include a 22 inch streamer wand.
- Half Circle Flags
Half-circle worship flags, also known as Angel Wings, are very easy to dance with. They flow beautifully and make a wonderful extension of your expression.
- Small Flags
Small worship flags are especially useful inside buildings or where there are short ceilings. Kids also find them to be a lot of fun. Some styles come with a wooden rod, and others may be used with a wooden or metal spinning rod. Check out the access
- Large Flags
Large worship flags are wonderful to use in a Sanctuary with high ceilings, as well as outdoors. Rods are sold separately so that you can choose the length you like.
Worship banners speak a specific message. A 9 to 12 foot or longer rod works very well with these flags.
- Dance Silks
Dance silks are not used with rods, and are easy to carry and use at any given moment. They are also used for ministry, and are wonderful for placing over someone during ministry.
Worship accessories include streamer wands, flag rods (solid and spinning), Lametta shakers and dance bracelets, my "Flag Foundation Book", and an audio CD.
Worship garments are great overlays to be used with leotards and dance pants. Sacred garments should be used only for ministry - not for any common activities. Garments are made of 100% silk that is a little bit heavier than that used for flags. Garm
Specific books for this ministry ...
- Flag Foundation Book by Suzi Herman
I pray this book will be a blessing to your ministry. As you gain an understanding of how flags are used with a purpose, bringing all glory unto our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- Order in the Courts by Paul Wilbur
"Tambourines, schofars, flags, and the garments of praise are not necessary for us to worship, but they are facilitators in our earthly expressions of our praise and worship. A popular song states, 'It's all about You, Lord' and I believe this should
Other books I recommend ...
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