Dance Pastor: A Practical Manual for Equipping Dancers to Release the Kingdom of Heaven (Paperback)
"Dance Pastor" is a practical manual for equipping dancers to release the Kingdom of Heaven. This book is designed to help begin dance ministries at churches and also to help existing dance ministries to grow in a healthy way. It builds on Saara Taina's previous book, "Encountering God Through Dance", which gives a solid Biblical foundation for dance ministry. "Dance Pastor" introduces four core values in Christian dance ministry: Presence of God, Partnership with one another, Pursuing excellence and Pastoral covering. And it includes 24 practical dance exercises to help dance teams to apply these core values in practical ways. This book also gives practical insight how to launch and run dance ministries in any congregation, in Healing Rooms setting and in ministry schools... and how to train children and adults to minister through dance. All this teaching comes from many years of experience in different cultural contexts.
Saara Taina was born in Finland and has been teaching worship dance for more than 15 years on five continents. She was a student in the School of Worship in Jerusalem, Israel, and studied dance in Sydney, Australia. She has an Advanced Diploma of Creative Arts in Christian Ministry, specializing in Contemporary Dance. Saara is an ordained minister of the Gospel by the River International Revival Network and she is currently pastoring the dance ministry teams at Bethel Healing Rooms and Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. Saara travels extensively and her passion is to equip the global Bride of Christ to worship Jesus with everything she is, without fear or shame and to release the Kingdom of Heaven through dance and creativity. Saara is the author of "Encountering God Through Dance".