Thursday, May 28, 2009

First Aide: Ministry Assistants

It is not an easy task to assist leadership in any capacity. Whether someone supports in an administrative, choreographic, spiritual, or other supportive role, we must exercise wisdom with prayer to provide the appropriate aid. If we are not careful, we may find ourselves emotionally injured and bitter if we are serving leadership that neglects to keep God at the center.

Movement ministry leadership carries its own unique set of challenges. Dance leaders deal with many different personalities and are often personally invested in the lives of their team members. They serve as counselors, choreographers, teachers, spiritual advisers, financiers, transportation providers, coordinators, directors, visionaries, disciplinarians, and much more. Those who serve alongside ministry leadership must make prayer a large component of their duties.

On the other hand, it must be recognized when leadership turns into "bleedership," and willing servants are being treated as slaves instead of ministry partners. Dance leadership does not entitle someone to be waited on hand and foot while making unreasonable demands of everyone else. We must model ourselves after Christ's method of leadership: Teaching, discipling, empowering, and living the lives that we preach about.

To learn how to have a healthy balance in leadership or obtain tips for success as a movement ministry assistant, attend this class at DANCE MINISTRY DETOX July 16th-18th in Las Vegas, NV.

Or call (877) 420-4777 for more information.

"First Aide: Ministry Assistants"
Workshop Instructors:
Lakita Humber ( and Rekesha Pittman (

New King James Version

Exodus 24:13
So Moses arose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up to the mountain of God.

2 Chronicles 31:15
And under him were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua, Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah, his faithful assistants in the cities of the priests, to distribute allotments to their brethren by divisions, to the great as well as the small.

Isaiah 9:16
For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed.

Romans 16:1-2
I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.

Galatians 5:13
For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

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