What an incredible time we had at
the Eternal Worship 365 24/7 conference here in Las Vegas! Mega blessings
to Rekesha Pittman who hosted it. The teaching was rich, the worship sweet and
the relationships formed were precious. On Saturday, September 15, we worshiped
and praised with dance for 3 hours in an outdoor market place on the Las Vegas
Strip. Much prayer, fasting, warfare and preparations took place before the
event. That night, dancers from around the United States, Bahamas and Singapore
celebrated Jesus together boldly and passionately in the warm atmosphere of
city. Here is an abbreviated list of the results:
1. The name of Jesus was
lifted up loud and clear in Las Vegas.
2. The Body of Christ was
unified as churches in the city came together joined by churches around
the globe... blessing was bestowed.
3. Salvation sprung up from
the ground. Many on lookers, shoppers and kiosk workers gave their lives
to Jesus without preaching or an alter call.
4. People experienced freedom
in Christ. Spontaneous praise dance occurred before each session of
choreographed dances. There were usually 4-5 dances in each session and then
the spontaneous praise again. The last half hour or more was full out
praise. People passing by were invited to join in the spontaneous praise,
and many did. They laughed, wept, shouted, danced and sang out the choruses
of praise to Jesus. Over and over the words of "being refreshed"
were uttered by those who joined.
5. Dancers experienced
ministering in outreach directly to people in need. It is important to
take ministry outside the 4 walls of the church...like Jesus. Many have
caught the vision for ministry to their city.
6. The Gospel was presented
in excellence. The dancers who ministered did so expertly. They were
well prepared so that it was not a dance number in which they were concerned
about messing up, but a ministry piece that they were able to convey
directly to those who needed to receive ministry.
Jesus commanded us to go into all
the world and preach the Good News to everyone (Mark16:15). As dancers, we have
the joy of our feet bringing the Good News in a beautiful way while treading on
satan. As movement ministers, we have the privilege of making the Word of God
flesh so that all can taste and see that the Lord is good.
Get together with your dancers and
begin to pray for God to prepare you to reach your city. Ask the Creator for
creative ideas. These are some ideas I have heard. Run your dance rehearsal in a
park where children can watch. Volunteer to teach dance at recreation
facilities, youth clubs, scouting events or advertise and give free dance
classes in the park. Take part in city parades and praise dance with all your
might! Look for city arts events, festivals, talent exhibits and enter. Donít
preach, let the music and dance do that for you. Prepare a program of several
movement pieces and ask if you can do them in the mall, city center, wherever
people gather. Often using a name other than a church name to do this will open
the door easier when talking to those in charge. I want to really encourage you
to go outside your church dance group and invite movement or music ministries
from other churches to join you. The Body of Christ united can take the city.
Remember to under gird it all with prayer and fasting as you prepare. Everyone
participating needs to know how to pray and share Godís Word boldly and work
in two or more. Be sure that you present Jesus in love, compassion, redemption,
restoration, freedom, joy, unity and excellence. Know that the enemy will fight
against you so deal with him immediately and appropriately as he comes against
you. Have prayer warriors surrounding you in prayer before, during and after the
Go and shine your light to a dark
and lonely world.
Now through October 15th we are
offering our newest DVD - Treasure
of Jesus at 25% off. You can easily incorporate it in
your Christmas presentation.
"Dawn's dance, set to this simple love ballad,
opens hearts to the love of Christ and creates a worshipful atmospheric change.
Take a look at it, I think you'll want to use this dance at your place."
Bob Sorge, author,
the preview clip