Move by the Spirit Dance Ministry
“Let them praise His name with dancing.” Psalm 149:3
The Purpose of Dance in the Body of Christ
To Make His Praise Glorious - Exodus 15:20
To Rejoice and Usher in God's Presence - Psalm 150:4
To Express Joy and Victory - II Samuel 6:14
To demonstrate the majesty, power, splendor and wonder of the Scriptures through movement. Through this we encourage the believer in his relationship with the Lord and draw the unbeliever to Him. We begin by encouraging ourselves in our love for God and each other.
We believe that dance belongs to God and is being restored to the Body of Christ where it belongs. God is the one who turns our despair into dancing. (Psalm 30:11) He is the one who, as Jeremiah prophesied, calls us to take up our tambourines and “go forth in the dance of the merrymakers.” (Jeremiah 31:4)
We, the dancers of TBCCI willingly present our bodies as living sacrifices to the Lord via the dance. (Rom 12:1).
We will praise the Lord in the dance (Ps. 149:3), and love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Mk. 12:30).
We will not worship other gods (Ex. 34:14) as the children of Israel did when they danced around the Golden calf in the wilderness (Ex. 32:19). But we will offer up the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving to our God (Heb. 13:15).
Our bodies are not for immorality, but for the Lord. Our bodies are members of Christ. (1 Cor. 12:20).
Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. Therefore we will glorify God in our bodies (1 Cor. 6:19-20); and we willingly offer ourselves as a sacrifice that through dance.
May God be glorified through us.