Weekly Dance Ministry Encouragement

Weekly Dance Ministry Encouragement

Join me and worship leaders from all over the world for a life changing adventure in the book of Jeremiah through study and payer. We meet every Tuesday morning at 6:30 AM Eastern and will do so through the entire year of 2012.

again I will build thee, and through shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thous shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry” Jeremiah 31:4

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Encouragement For Praise Dancers: Three Keys To Encouragement

Do you need encouragement?

As a praise dance ministry leader you are expected to encourage others with the dance, music, drama, song and visual arts. We are not supposed to get discouraged, but we do.

Many people are surprised to find out that the worship dancers and singers who bring so much joy and delight to the Lord and his people are hurting and discouraged.

Psalms 42:11 teaches 3 keys to encouraging ourselves in the Lord as worship leaders. To learn about these keys, listen to the 45 min life changing Tele-seminar called

Encouragement Along The Way To Receive Your Encouragement Today.

After you listen to the Tele-Seminar recording, download my free guide, Strategies For Sustained Encouragement.

Marriage and Movement Ministry

It is a privilege to be called to dance for Jesus. However, the demands of worship dance ministry can be a challenge to the marriage. How do you and I maintain a healthy vibrant relationship with our spouse, while meeting the unique demands of dance ministry?  href=”http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WJtb8mvs”>Listen now to The praise dance life podcast with my husband Warren Richard, Jr as he and I discuss marriage and movement ministry. 

God bless you and enjoy the praise dance life,


Keep Christ In Praise Dance

Praise the Lord my dear brothers and sisters, I pray that you are enjoying the gift of Christ, which is Christ in us the hope of glory. Remember to keep Christ in Christmas.

Listen to this motivation for movment minstry podcast. You will be encoaraged to keep Christ in Christmas and to keep Christ in dance.

The Dance of Redemption

In Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son, the moment the father saw his lost son returning home, he called a celebration. At that celebration the father commissioned music and dance. The Greek word for dance in Luke 15:25 is, choros. Choros means a company of dancers, round dancing and singers (Strong). The choreographed worship dance is a biblical response to redemption, love and reconciliation. Let us celebrate Jesus and choreograph phenomenal dances of reconciliation, joy and victory. Listen to the 5 min audio below. The dance of redemption.


Lynn Hayden Worship Dances For Him

Pastor Lynn began dancing as a child and was exposed to the ministry of Yvonne Peters in 1986. In 1996, she founded Dancing for Him Ministries and has danced and taught classes nationally and internationally.

During my twenty min interview with Pastor Lynn. She discussed with me the authority of the dance ministry leader, beginning a praise dance ministry team. The importance of prayer and worship in the dance ministry. The Biblical understanding of dance. Pastor Lynn has resources available for new and established dance ministries.

The Dance Of Health

 Jocelyn Richard interviews nutritionist Mary Clark. Author of  “Nutrition for Active Adults”

Ms. Clark discusses fueling our bodies for the strenuous activity of worship dance, healthy food selection and meal preparation for increased energy and stamina along with vitamins, herbs, nutritional supplements, fasting, and the importance of drinking adequate amounts of water.

Mrs. Clark, also co-authored The Link Between Nutrition and IQ .

The Dance Of The Nations

Richard interviews Mary Jones, who is a 30 plus year veteran of Christian dance, and founder of International Christian Dance Fellowship Her organization is the parent organization of Christian Dance Fellowship US. 

Mrs. Jones who has been instrumental in promoting unity among Christian worship dancers around the world, established ICDF as a networking tool for dance ministries by providing encouragement
and training for creative expression and outreach, while emphasizing freedom in worship and prayer. Mrs. Jones also introduced her Caramayan DVD, which is a Christian alternative to Yoga and Tai Chi, using scripture meditation and worship music. Click on the audio button below to listen. I want to thank Wynne Henry of  Poetry In Motion for writing this post.

Podcast: The Dance Of The Community # 2

The Dance of the Community  : Jocelyn Richard interviews Maximillion Elliot-Quinerly, founder and director of  All Nations Dance, which began as a vision in 2007 that has evolved into a ministry that serves the local and global communities through dance and drama. All Nations Dance also ministers to neglected and abused children, offering classes in dance and drama, as well as summer camps in collaboration  with Holy Family Institute, and Hosanna House, while teaching them about the love of Christ.




Biblical Colors for Worship # 3

Music is such an integral part of worship and music directors often spend much time choosing just the right songs to use during a worship service.

Just as much time should be spent choosing the colors of garments and flags or banners a used during worship. Afterall, these are also instruments meant to praise God.

My guest on the praise dance life podcast is Betty Kiser, a professional quilter who is very active in the Flag & Pageantry ministry. Through much prayer and reflection Betty now uses her quilting talent to create flags and banners used in Christian worship services. She teaches others about her ministry using her website

Having done years of research, Betty has discovered that the Bible describes many colors of glory and their meanings that we are to use as a way to give visual praise to God. Betty explains that color is very important when worshiping because movement is The Word in motion and visually we need to enhance everything movement we make. Every layer we add enhances our worship. First we start with the worship ceremony. Then we add the music. Adding some movement and then colorful garments enhances an already beautiful ceremony. Continuing to add banners or flags with lots of color & texture makes worship more powerful. With all of these layers, we are more effective when presenting the Gospel.