We must admit, if we allow people and circumstances to hinder us, we will become toxic in ministry. The ministry of movement has made great strides in the areas of education, technical training, and greater inclusion in the general church assembly. With the increased opportunity that has presented itself, a very poisonous undercurrent can displace us if we are not watchful.
Opportunism is running rampant. Dancers are clamoring for status and relativity through academic accomplishments, endorsements, and busy travel schedules. While we may celebrate the strides that we have gained in these areas, we must remain humble in order to not let these elements be the driving force behind what we do.
Many have become mercenary in the pursuit of money over ministry in dance. Are people really determining what engagements they will accept based on paychecks, upscale accommodations and networking opportunities? The sad, but true answer is, "Yes." Though a servant is worthy of his wages, the great commission was never based on comfort. Ask Paul...
Am I more anointed than you because I have danced longer? Are you more qualified than me because you have a title? Is belonging to an organization the determining factor for us to be able to minister the Gospel worldwide through movement? Lord, deliver us from this yoke of bondage we have created for ourselves!
If you are in the ministry of movement (or a supporter), and sense that there must be more to this...
If you are sick and tired of the politics that have developed in the dance ministry realm...
If you are looking for a solution to the toxic state of many worship arts ministries today...
It's time to detoxify!
Enlist yourself as a patient at DANCE MINISTRY DETOX East- January 8th-9th in Arlington, VA.
Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!
DANCE MINISTRY DETOX-EAST
January 8th - 9th
NRECA Conference Center - Arlington, VA
Host: Rekesha Pittman, Rain Rein Reign Ministries
New King James Version
Is there no balm in Gilead,
Is there no physician there?
Why then is there no recovery
For the health of the daughter of my people?
For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.