Thank you to all who prayed for the Movements of Intercession – Dancing Your Prayers workshop in Pasadena last weekend. We had a powerful time studying the scriptures, stepping into them through movement, and interceding for each other, our loved ones, and our nation.
The Worship in Motion workshop this past Saturday was very powerful. It was an awesome privilege to teach with Marlita Hill.
It was also very moving to work with a group of women who came wanting to go deeper in choreography and worship and who came with hearts open to share and to learn.
The Lord showed Himself faithful to minister through the teaching and through the group activations.
I’ll share quickly my favorite takeaways:
1. God knew what you have a don’t have in terms of skill, experience, finances, (everything) when He called you, and it’s enough. So, no more apologies!
2. The Word is Living. He speaks. He has a tone. He has a message that He wants to communicate through our dance. So, we must get in touch with Him, we must take time to hear from Him if we are to speak for Him. There is no short changing this step.
3. The context (of scripture, of a song, of the people to whom and place at which you are ministering) must shape how you interpret the word. Pay attention to context. For example, love doesn’t look the same in every context. So, if you are communicating about God’s love, listen for the context in which He is extending it. His love is multidimensional, and so there are a multitude of different ways to embody it through dance.
4. We do not need to be perfect, just wholehearted. So, engage your whole heart and your whole body and trust Him to speak.
There was more, but I’ll let the video recap speak now. Hope you see and hear Him in it.
Did God speak to you through this recap? I hope so. If so, please share how in the comments. It will encourage me and others.
Do you want to speak to the Lord more intimately when you dance?
If a picture says a thousand words, a dance can say so much more. Sometimes we need help unlocking movement that truly speaks.
I’m full of joyful anticipation for the Worship in Motion praise dance workshop on January 31 in Pasadena, CA. If you live anywhere near me, I hope you will come. I’m so thankful to say the workshop is filling up quickly.
After spending Saturday afternoon with Marlita Hill, who will be teaching at the workshop, I felt like our vision and the gifts God has given us will truly come together to help dancers speak powerfully through their movement.
Marlita will be teaching on choreography, speaking to these questions/concerns:
How do I get started?
I only know a few movements, and I want to know more.
How can I get my dance to connect more deeply with the music?
Can I dance powerfully if I don’t have much experience?
And I will be teaching on how to dance devotionally, so that before we speak for the Lord, we speak to Him, though movement. She’ll be speaking to these concerns:
I want to deepen my connection with God when I dance.
I want to dance spontaneously with greater freedom and confidence.
So, if you resonate with any of these questions/concerns/desires, join us. Click this button to learn more and to register.
I’m excited and honored to be teaching with Marlita Hill, author of Dancers, Assume the Position and dancer teacher. I feel like God has brought Marlita into my life at just the right time. She has tremendous talent and skill and wants to come alongside me in equipping worship dancers to tell God’s stories in a way that truly connects with people.
You’ll hear more on this later, but please be praying and, if you live near me or feel called to travel to Los Angeles, save the date!
Take 3 minutes to watch this prophetic dance by Marlita and be encouraged: