Would you like to receive a fresh impartation in the dance?
Would you like to improve your technique by taking a master class?
Would you like to participate in an outdoor dance festival that will bless the city?
Would you like to build relationships with other dance ministers in the area?
If you live in Southern California, you have the opportunity to do all three of these this month. The Dominion Dance Conference in Whittier is right around the corner, on November 20 and 21.
I love the theme: It’s The Latter Rain, taken out of (Joel 2:23) Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.
I love that picture of a an abundant rain, pouring down from heaven. Rain softens the ground. May this rain soften hearts. Rain nourishes the ground. May our souls be nourished in worship. Rain causes seeds to germinate and grow. May the seeds already planted in our lives receive the water they need to germinate and grow. A heavy rain cleanses the streets and sidewalks. May our hearts be cleansed. Rain refreshes the earths. May lives be refreshed as God rains down His presence on this event.
I want to get rained on.
After participating in the When the Spirit Moves Dance concert last month with several of the teams who will be attending and leading at this conference, I felt strongly led to attend. I saw them minister with skill, beauty and power. I want more of what they have.
So, if you live in the area, I encourage you to come. If you want to come but just don’t know if you can make it, I encourage you to pray about it and see what the Lord says. Having just come back from a trip to South Carolina for another dance conference, I was uncertain I could get away for another weekend so soon afterwards. But my desire to go kept increasing, not diminishing. So, I prayed about it, shared my heart with my husband, and he gave me his blessing.
I’m really excited to be able to travel to South Carolina in November to attend Dancing for Him’s Streams and Streamers Conference and I hope I can meet many of you there.
I’ve been to several of Lynn’s conferences, and each time I go away full of the joy of worshiping through dance, having my toolbox full of new ideas, and having received ministry that frees my spirit.
Here’s some questions to answer to determine whether this conference is right for you:
Would you love to learn many aspects and concepts of worship/expressive dance?
Would you love to learn some fresh movement and choreography ideas?
Would you love to be in a professional video production?
Would you love to learn many creative ideas and dance composition with streamers?
Would you love to receive ministry through and be activated in prophetic dance?
If you register in time (before September 15), you’ll receive a tunic and streamer with your registration. It’s also a graduation conference. In fact, I’m graduating from Level II of Lynn’s online dance ministry school. I anticipate a strong anointing for ministry, not just for the graduates, but for all who attend.
Read Lynn Hayden’s description of the conference here:
Be set free to dance before Him with full and total abandon while learning techniques to help your dances minister most effectively. Come experience the intoxicating, overpowering flowing streams of His presence and go home with not only fresh ideas, but changed!
In January, 2014, we had the original Streams and Streamers conference and it was amazing! Though we covered a HUGE amount of material and creative ideas, there is just so much more!! This time we are going to focus much more on the creative activations! You will go home with a plethora of new, fresh and creative ideas!!
If this sounds good to you, come join us.
I will not be teaching at this conference, nor am I hosting it. I’ll be attending and receiving my Dance Ministry Leadership Certificate and my License from Dancing for Him. I would love to share this experience with you. I know you’ll be blessed by Pastor Lynn’s teaching and the fellowship with other worship dancers.
Again, the deadline to register and receive a tunic and streamer is September 15. Please let me know if you register. I really look forward to seeing you there.
When was the last time you took a live dance class?
Have you attended a conference in the last year?
Are you a student right now, or do you find yourself always in the position of leader or teacher?
Ever since I answered the call to lead in dance, I almost always find myself in the position of leader/teacher, even though I very much want and need to be led by those with more or different experiences than I have. Can you relate?
This month, God has blessed me with many pportunities to be a student, a learner, a follower. (With and alongside some of those, He has presented me with opportunities to teach, minister and serve.) It has been such a gift.
I want to share about two of those today and to encourage you to seek out opportunities to be a student. We all need refreshing, the chance to learn new skills and gain new tools, and the chance to make friends with those who share our passion. Continue reading “Do you let yourself be the student?”
An early worship dance mentor said this to a group of worshipers at the first praise dance workshop I ever attended.
Her words have been seared in my mind. I was a worshiper before I was a dancer, and dance has been a way to express my worship. I know the Lord looks at my heart much more intently than he looks at my skill level.
For many years, getting training was not a priority for me. I loved worshiping the Lord in private (no credentials required for that) and taught simple movements to children to express the heart of songs.
But these words stayed with me, and at the right time, the Lord opened the door for me to gain more training so that I could more clearly and creatively say with my body what my spirit wanted to say to the Lord. In fact, I’ve completed the Dancing for Him Level 1 Dance Teacher’s Training course. Continue reading “Come Worship and Be Equipped”
So many of you prayed for the Holy Visitation Dance conference I hosted last week in Oregon. He answered those prayers and many others, granting us an amazing time of worship, of learning, of healing, and of building relationships.
Read on to hear what we asked of the Lord and how He generously responded as well as to see a 4 minute recap of the conference.
If you have been wanting to purchase And A Child Shall Lead Them – Ten Worship Dance Lessons for Children, now is the best time.
From now until July 7, I’ve lowered the price by $10 and I’m setting all the profits aside for a scholarship fund for the Holy Visitation Dance Conference in Sherwood.
I want to give you an incentive to purchase it now, and I want to raise money for several dancers who want to attend this conference and need the Lord to provide the funds. You can help me be part of answering their prayer.
Use this book for your dance ministry team, kids’ church program, or your visual arts programs for children. With this book, children will discover:
• The Power of a Worshiping Child• How to Build a Vocabulary of Movement by borrowing from sign language to create gestures for 21 worship words
• How to Join the Worship of Heaven by putting Revelation 7 to motion
• The difference between empty worship and full worship that pleases the Lord and blesses others
• How to dance with their faces
• The Purpose of Dance in Worship
• How to use worship to stop the work of the enemy and advance the Kingdom of God.
This 41 page book contains 13 pages of color photos and contains two short videos to supplement the lessons.
You will receive:
* Manual with Ten creative and detailed lesson plans which you can use these immediately to teach children to worship the Lord using dance.
* Video: Building a Vocabulary of Movement: Contains teaching from Amy Tang on the power of using sign language to build a vocabulary of movement, live footage from worship dance class of Amy teaching Lesson 3: Using Sign Language to Tell God’s Stories, and a slideshow of the Visual Dictionary of worship gestures found in the manual. (length – 16 minutes)
* Video: Joining the Worship of Heaven – Revelation 7 Gestures: This video contains phenomenal worship gestures which you can borrow to set Revelation 7:12 in motion. It also contains teaching from Amy Tang on using Revelation as inspiration for worship dances and live footage of Amy teaching Lesson 8: Dancing the Scriptures, Joining in the Worship of Heaven from the manual. (length – 11 minutes)
The creative and detailed lesson plans contain clear descriptions of lesson objectives, materials needed, suggested worship songs, and scriptures supporting each lesson. Also included is a visual dictionary of worship words derived from sign language, and a list of suggested resources for teaching worship dance. Help children use visual arts to worship Jesus.
Amy’s book is a wonderful tool for training children and adults in worship dance. The lessons are so creative. Amy gives you clear details on how you can conduct your class. The pictures showing her expressions of worship are beautiful as well. It is a very inspiring must have book. From the first lesson your dancers will have something they have movement they can use. I am just loving using this book! — Nanette Levons, The Glorious Praise Dancers
These worship dance lessons are spelled out for you, she has professional photographs in this ebook for you. All the work is done, all you have to do is pray and get your children together and worship the Lord. — Jocelyn Richard, The Praise Dance Life
Next week I have the privilege of being a speaker in a tele summit with six gifted and anointed women, and I would love for you to be there. Think of it as a women’s retreat on the phone. No, you don’t get the weekend away from all your responsibilities at home, but you also don’t have to travel or arrange for your family while you are gone. This is complementary, no cost to you at all.
I’ll be teaching on prayer, the key to advancing God’s kingdom when you serve. You’ll also also receive powerful biblical teaching, encouragement, practical wisdom for staying in shape, and much more. To hear about all the speakers, you can listen to this 4 minute audio to get the whole scoop and to register. audio and registration
The summit will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, October 28, 29, and 30, from 7:00-9:00 PM EST (4:00-7:00 for those of us on the west coast) HOWEVER, it will be recorded, so even if you can’t make a single live session, I encourage you to register. You’ll then be able to download the audio files, but them on your ipod, and receive encouragement and equipping while you run, while you take your morning/evening walk, or while you are driving. Of course, if you can make it live, do it — you get the interaction, the give aways or special offers (I love those).
So you know, my teaching portion will be from 8:00-8:30 PM (5:00-5:30 PST).
Don’t miss this, I would love to have you there and I know you will be encouraged and equipped. Please feel free to pass it on to any friends whom you think would be interested.