Dance Ministry at Woodlawn Presbyterian Church

Woodlawn Presbyterian Church graces their worship several times a year with liturgical dancers who interpret the scripture or theme of the day’s worship.  The dance ministry uses their routines to share the gospel through a combination of sign language, costuming, interpretive step and mime.  Many of the dancers are members of Woodlawn, but a few are from outside of the church. The dancers range in age from elementary school to adult! 

The videos linked below are from Easter Sunday with the dancers celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. The videos are hosted on Woodlawn’s Facebook page.

Gina Nesbit has been leading the Dance Ministry for over eight years. She began by assisting the previous leader.  Prior to COVID, the dancers participated in worship roughly every other month and for special services (Easter, Christmas, Youth Day, etc.). The group is slowly gearing back up and Gina is looking forward to seeing the youth express themselves through movement more frequently in the months and years to come.

Working with Pastor Don Johnson and the worship planning team, Gina plans the movement to reflect the scripture and theme of the day. The grace and beauty in the movements is powerful for the dancers and for those watching.  

Gina considers her guiding scripture to be Romans 12:1: “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.”

Thanks to Gina Nesbit