Practical and Foundational Guide For
Dance and Creative Arts Ministries
Filling a void in today's market, Worship Steps
gives answers on how to build a spiritual foundation for ministry teams and is
an invaluable resource that contains clear, practical information necessary to
minister in excellence. Topics include practical outlines on prayer, Bible
study, and worship for both the individual and the group with step-by-step
suggestions on how to facilitate each. Chapters
also focus on how to build relationships with church leaders, mentoring, unity,
rehearsals, technical training, choreography, garments, flags, props, outreach,
and so much more. Through personal stories from Dawn's twenty-one years of
experience in ministry, this book lays out practical and clear insight needed
for those interested in beginning a creative arts ministry as well as for those
who are already involved in one.
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and a STANDING OVATION for WORSHIP STEPS!
Dawn has written a book that speaks to the heart of a worshipper, with the words
of a true shepherd to those in the ministry of worship arts. As a mentor and
coach at heart, it is so pleasing to see that God has poured out a double
portion of His Spirit on the next generation! This book is anointed with the
WORD of God and an oil of joy for the spirit of heaviness to those that are just
beginning to minister in worship arts to full-time ministering artists alike. I
felt God speaking through the words of Dawn Pruszkowski! If you open your heart,
you will too!"
Apostle Dr. Lyrica Joy Smith, Th.D. President,
Kingdom Institute International, www.kingdominstitute.com
Sr. Apostle, The International Church for ALL Nations
can learn from Dawn--she has years of experience leading a wide variety of dance
teams. In her conversational style, she takes us directly to the issues of the
heart. As you read this book, you feel like you're walking a journey in the
steps of a warrior who has gone before and charted the best course for you.
Above all, Dawn values the priority of an intimate relationship with Jesus
Christ. Do your dance ministry a favor, and have everyone on your team read
through this book"
Bob Sorge, author of Exploring Worship, www.oasishouse.net
deeply insightful and wonderfully intelligent, I found Worship Steps to be both
practical and foundational. This fully includes what people need to begin and
manage a successful arts ministry. Dawn took the time to not only share many of
her own personal challenges and accomplishments, but through her many years of
experience, also shared much of her acquired wisdom. Being tremendously helpful,
I highly recommend this book to everyone, from novice to expert, who is called
to or in arts ministry."
Pastor Lynn Hayden, Dancing For
Him Ministries, www.dancingforhim.com
the dancer she is, my friend Dawn Pruszkowski brings a natural grace to her
writing. In clear, expressive, and clean prose, she flows back and forth between
the reaches of Heaven and down to the details of earth stuff. The result is that
anyone in movement ministry will gain a great perspective on the "why"
as well as the "how" behind their service."
Ed Chinn, author, www.edchinn.com
What an inspirational, valuable, and helpful tool for anyone called into the
ministry of "The Arts", especially those who are called to lead. I
didn't want to put it down! I wish that I would have had this much information
at my fingertips at the beginning of my ministry. I would strongly advise that
this book be a required reading for anyone in the ministry of
Tessie Etie Baehr, President, Founder, and Director of
J.A.M. Ministries, Inc. www.jamministries.org
has written a rich, helpful and inspiring book that draws upon her considerable
dance and life experience. People pursuing the Lord in this important art form
will benefit greatly from this godly, passionate mentor. Dawn encourages,
enlightens, and motivates in this excellent book."
Baroni, composer, musician, producer, artist, and author, www.davidbaroni.com
must read for those already involved in or leading dance ministries as well as
for those just beginning to feel the stirrings to worship the Father through the
arts. Dawn's honest sharing of her own journey is encouraging and
Horton Price, Director of Worship Arts, Heritage Fellowship, www.heritagefellowship.us
Founder/Artistic Director, The Legacy Theatre, www.legacytheatre.us
has taken her years of experience and created a common-sense approach to dance
ministry, beginning with the personal heart experience and ending with what to
do after the ministry time is complete. This book is an excellent resource for
dance ministers, worshippers, and all church leadership. I challenge anyone to
read this book and not learn something that will draw them closer to the Most
and Dance Ministry Leader
soon as I got your book Worship Steps
I started reading like crazy. I loved it! What a great, practical guide for not
only starting a dance ministry but for helping it to grow as well. It is so
thorough! I have already started pulling things from it that I have been using
during our short devotional/study times at the beginning of each class. The
girls love it! It really helped me also to focus our studies and bring some new
insights into them. It is amazing to me how you seemed to have covered every
aspect from technical (training, garments, choreography, etc.) to working with
church staff to the growth of those in the ministry and more. So cool!
There's a limited amount of books on dance in worship out there and most of them
tend to be only liturgical related. The ministry I direct isn't like that
at all so it's so nice to have something that applies to what we do and our
direction of dance in the church. The book is really well done!"
Pignataro, Dance Ministry Director
of Dance Ministry at Nesconset Christian Church, www.nesconsetchurch.org
had the privilege for several years to spend time with Dawn in many different
settings. Our husbands are both worship leaders and musicians, and Dawn and I
shared a love for worship expression through dance. I saw her passion to pour
herself into her ministry and work. Not only did she have a tremendous impact on
our local churches, she brought a breath of Heaven into the local dance studio
where she taught. My life was enriched as she poured herself into me, and drew
out new freedoms in my worship. Dawn is a trustworthy friend. The fruit in her
life is proof of the deep love and devotion to her Lord. We traveled together to
a dance conference and I saw the same humble, prayerful posture in Dawn's
teaching and dance instruction that I had witnessed at home. It was exciting to
be on the ground floor of Worship Steps, and a part of the first few
instructional videos. It is obvious that the anointing continues to fall on Dawn
for worship expression in the dance. I know this book will be a powerful tool
that anyone involved in dance ministry will benefit from."
Kirkwood, Worship Leader
one of the pioneers of the contemporary movement of dance and the Christian
faith, I applaud the efforts of those like Dawn whose well crafted and
heart-felt work in dance is rendered as a service and true ministry to the Body
Flinn, Director, Ad Deum Dance Company,
Prayer, A Key to Finding Your Identity
Team Huddle – Group Prayer
It’s Time to Hit the Book and Study -
Reading God’s Word
Come, Let Us Worship and Bow Down
But I’m Not Qualified!
Spontaneous Worship –
Give it a Try
Have You Been Oiled?
Road Map for Mountain Climbing
The Art of Communication
10 - And Who Made You Boss?
11 - Yea, Though I Walk Through
the Valley... You Will Be Tested
12 - What is Prophetic Dance?
13 - Gotta Dance!
Knowing When to Dance and Not Dance
14 - Before You Minister -
15 - Time and Space
16 - Pas de Bourree, Hinged Layout - What Language is That?
17 - Let the Dance Begin – Choreography
18 - Your Countenance Counts! – Being Believable
19 - All Dressed up With Somewhere to Go
20 - Teaming
Up with the Music Minister and
21 - Now That You Are A Part of
the Ministry Team
22 - Flags, Banners and Tools of Celebration
23 - Moving Toward the Goal Line - In House and Outreach
24 - No Limits
25 - You Are Not Alone
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