I know not everyone likes dance/performance in church but ....

Discussion in 'Music Ministry' started by annsni, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,144
    Likes Received:
    365
    This week was a camp that our church has for the young girls called "MiniDOZ" (DOZ being "Daughters of Zion"). It's learning worship with tambourines and dance - learning Scripture and more about the Lord. It's a great week! We had over 100 girls involved plus about 80 or so workers and on Friday night, we were able to see them perform. This is a song that was done by a group of the older girls but you will see ALL of those involved in the camp at the end of the song. (They also did a number of other songs that night too - you can see them if you click on the "nbcdoz" under the video - they are all the "mov" ones with numbers). It's an amazing song talking about the tears of the saints for the lost and unsaved. I cried. I really cried. See if you can get through it without doing the same!

    Oh - if you don't particularly like this sort of thing, or think it's terrible, I'd rather not hear it. :)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7s6oqlhOY4
     
  2. ashleysdad

    ashleysdad
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey, I watched the video and it was really good. I clicked on the other link that you mentioned and I really liked those as well. Normally I tend to be a tad bit uptight and maybe a bit hesitant to this but these were good. (by the way I love Leeland good choice of song)!
     
  3. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,144
    Likes Received:
    365
    Thanks. :)

    The Leeland song was chosen by my 9 year old son. He knew the theme and suggested the song. The staff loved it and went with it. :) The theme of the camp this year was "missions" so it fit perfectly!
     
  4. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    Nice! Expressive worship is a beautiful thing.

    If we can't dance in church, I'm in trouble. :laugh: The one we're at is relatively tame, but I've taken children who wanted to dance into the aisles during songs in less "formalized" churches. Gotta love kids!
     
  5. FriendofSpurgeon

    FriendofSpurgeon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    35
    I knew you were a closet Pentacostal. :laugh:
     
  6. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,144
    Likes Received:
    365
    **Peeking my head out of my prayer closet**
     
  7. tinytim

    tinytim
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/tim2.jpg>

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    11,250
    Likes Received:
    0
    Come out of that closet Ann... it's safe....

    Uh....

    Maybe I worded that wrong!!! :)
     
  8. Gina B

    Gina B
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2000
    Messages:
    16,944
    Likes Received:
    1
    Just make sure you have it covered. :saint:
     
  9. Brian30755

    Brian30755
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey Ann....I DO go to a Pentecostal church. And I normally do NOT like this type of thing. But this was beautiful. No, I did not cry watching it, but if I was there in person, I probably would have :) Praise God for young people using their gifts and talents for the Lord.
     
  10. Earth Wind and Fire

    Earth Wind and Fire
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    18,909
    Likes Received:
    94
    David danced right....Buck Neked too......anyone got those video's:laugh:
     
  11. annsni

    annsni
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2006
    Messages:
    20,144
    Likes Received:
    365
    Oh my stars would we EVER get in trouble!! There IS a dress code, you know!
     
  12. Berean

    Berean
    Expand Collapse
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Messages:
    817
    Likes Received:
    1
    Dancing seemingly is perfectaly acceptable in all the baptist church that I know, just as wine and beer will be in 50 years from now. How many churches have you seen condem "going to the picture show" today as they did in my childhood? I don't know of any. The times they are a changin..... Bob Dylan.
     
  13. rbell

    rbell
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    11,103
    Likes Received:
    0
    But legalism remains the same, eh?
     
  14. jvargas

    jvargas
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2010
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought the dance was beautiful.

    I think this quote is quite beautiful as well.
     
  15. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm not a fan of liturgical dance, although I do think that done well, it is asthetically beautiful.

    I guess I'm not a fan because I don't get it. I don't see how it conveys worship, however beautifully it's done.

    I would not be comfortable with liturgical dance in our church's worship service, but that's because I'm old and out of touch.

    But it's obvious to many that you are moved by it, so far be it from me to oppose it carte blanche.
     
  16. thegospelgeek

    thegospelgeek
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    1,139
    Likes Received:
    0
    I, like Tom am just not artistic enough to get too moved by these. However, I know a great deal of young people love then, especially young girls, and I think it's great that they would put their time into worship of the Lord instead of worshiping lady Gaga, Oprah, and all of the other idols out there. They did a great job! May God continue to bless yopu and your husband's ministry. I always enjoy reading about your experiances.
     
  17. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love Broadway Music and opera, but I wouldn't dream of accepting this very good music style into any church I pastored.

    Then, there was a time when we didn't accept any instruments other than an organ and piano.....

    I didn't see anything wrong with the girls performance in a camp setting, but in a church assembly?

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  18. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    9,031
    Likes Received:
    0
    Jim, how times have changed. When wife Janice and I attended an Anglican church in East Barnet during our visit to London, imagine my surprise to see a set of drums and an acoustic guitar along with a piano and organ.

    The first hymn was fairly high church with only the organ, but the rest were accompanied by the drums and guitar--definitely low church.

    My old Southern Baptist southern cultural background kicks in about the drums, and to some extent electric guitars. But at Christ Church of East Barnet, I was intrigued but not uncomfortable with the guitar and drums.

    I know it's inconsistent, but I wouldn't like them in my own church, but can live with them in another church. It's personal and cultural, I think.

    I guess it's the same with liturgical dance. I grew up in a Baptist culture where you didn't dance, smoke, drink or chew or go with girls that do.
     
    #18 Tom Butler, Aug 12, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 12, 2010
  19. Jim1999

    Jim1999
    Expand Collapse
    <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    Funny innit! Old time baptist preachers did chew and many smoked a pipe or cigars. In England it was common to have that glass of sherry before supper.

    As you might know, I grew up and came to know Christ as Saviour, in the Church of England. When I left school I became a PB and then a Baptist when I decided on ministry. Quite a change in music took place with each step, including when I came to Canada. In the military I was still Anglican as a chaplain. Our music was definitely different there.

    At one church here, they had no room for the drummer and set him up in the baptistry. I was offering prayer when he started to play. I stopped praying and advised him that I already had God's attention and didn't need his assistance. That church stopped the drummer whenever I went there to preach! Did they just respect me, or have a guilty feeling about the music?...lol.

    Yes, times they are a changing and I fear we must yield somewhat to those changes.

    Cheers, and bless,

    Jim
     
  20. FriendofSpurgeon

    FriendofSpurgeon
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    35
    A good friend of ours is the contemporary worship leader at a local Episcopal church. Very different. Traditional, Episcopal liturgical service except for the music -- which is very contemporary. It is the evening service -- sometimes with pizza served afterwards :smilewinkgrin: . At our own church, our blended service is somewhat similar -- though not nearly as liturgical as the Episcopalians.

    A friend's daughter recently graduated from Belhaven University. It is unusual in that it is a Chrisitian university with a dance department, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).

    Yes, times are changing. Remember when only the Pentacostals danced in church???
     

Share This Page

Loading...