Sunday, July 6, 2008

Let's Face It...

The art of mime has increasingly gained popularity in the movement ministries. It is done by males and females, and is often accompanied by gloves and face paint. The garments worn are usually unisex robes or black and white clothing. The presence of mime ministries crosses racial barriers and denominational lines. The face of the mime may be covered in face paint for highlighted expression. There are other times when this is not the case.

Whether or not the mime minister chooses to stay within the traditional confines of mime protocol, there is a unique call on each person to move under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We are beyond the place where we have to model ourselves after other ministries. They key is not to become a "character" but a reflection of Christ as we minister before Him.

As we continue to learn more about the Lord, He will give renewed vision and birth Divinely creative ways to break through the walls of "church as usual." The genres that we are aware of now may change and grow over the next few years. If we remain open, the Lord can use us to usher in a new and creative dance artform. We do not have to be relegated to borrowing our technique from the dance world. We can change the face of movement ministry as we know it if we seek His face first.

Exodus 33:11 (NKJV)
So the LORD spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.

Deuteronomy 5:4 (NKJV)
The LORD talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.

1 Chronicles 16:11 (NKJV)
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face evermore!

Psalm 17:15 (NKJV)
As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

Here is a video by K & K Mime, dubbed the "Fathers of Gospel Mime."

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