If we see Soul to Sole Dance Ministry as a craft that communicates biblical truth, we will also see the rehearsal process as a way to craft the growth of dancers using scripture as the foundation for what we do. As you develop a dance, reflect on the following:
1. Choose a Scripture to explain the purpose for your dance ministry. In SonLight, the ministry at my church, the key verse is John 12:35b-36: “The man who walks in the dark does not know where he is going. Put your trust in the light while you have it, so that you may become sons of light.” Memorize the verse you choose for your group to remind yourself why you are doing what you do. And, as God leads, share that purpose consistently with the participating living stones in PIM. Group rock piles strengthen dance ministry.
2. Find other ways to incorporate Scripture into the rehearsal process. Don’t hesitate to choreograph a verse that highlights the biblical concept being presented. Ask dancers ice-breaker questions about that Scripture. End prayer time with that passage or ask dancers to see how Jesus might teach them about that verse during the week. Discuss their responses at the next rehearsal.
3. Send weekly information to participants that end with Scripture to encourage dancers in their daily walk with the Lord. I change the verses I use on a daily basis, but you can also choose the same one and use it to close all communication. The main point of all of this is make sure that we who are dance leaders remember that we have a call to not only create a dance that will show pictures of faith but that we will remember him in the rehearsal process. It’s easy to forget the main thing!