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Drama in the Church! Can I get an AMEN!

MANY YEARS AGO, THE LORD PLACED A STRONG DESIRE WITHIN MY HEART TO UTILIZE THE ARTS SUCH AS DANCE, SKITS, PLAYS, AND POETRY AS METHODS AND TOOLS TO USE FOR GOSPEL MINISTRY.  AT THAT TIME, I HAD NO TRAINING, NOT MUCH DIRECTION, AND I WAS VERY FEARFUL.  THERE WAS NOT MUCH OF THIS SORT OF THING GOING ON WITHIN OUR LOCAL AREA.  I LAUGHED AT MYSELF, I TRIED TO SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG, I TOLD MYSELF THAT I COULD NOT DO SUCH A THING; HOWEVER, THE FIRE AND PASSION FOR THIS TYPE OF MINISTRY, WOULD NOT GO AWAY.  THE DESIRE WOULD KEEP COMING BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE.

AS TIME PASSED BY, GOD BEGAN TO OPEN DOORS, GIVE PROPHETIC WORDS, AND ENABLE ME BY HIS GRACE TO STEP OUT ON NOTHING BUT A WORD AND A PROMISE.  AS I KEPT THE FAITH, IN TIME I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE MANIFESTATIONS OF WHAT GOD WANTED TO ACCOMPLISH THROUGH THE ARTS.

THE OLD TESTAMANT PROPHETS OFTEN SPOKE PROPHETICALLY BY “ACTING OUT” THE WORD OF THE LORD.  AGABUS, A NEW TESTAMENT PROPHET, USED DRAMA TO PORTRAY A PROPHETIC WORD TO PAUL.  GOD SPOKE THROUGH THE PROPHET ISAIAH IN A DRAMATIC WAY IN ISAIAH CHAPTER 5 WHEN HE WANTED HIS PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT THERE WAS NOTHIN ELSE THAT H COULD HAVE DONE FOR THEM TO CAUSE THEM TO LOVE AND OBEY HIM BY BEARING FRUIT AS A FRUITFUL VINEYARD (THE STORY OF THE BELOVED VINEYARD).

SO LET THE DRAMA IN THE CHURCH CONTINUE!  GOD CAN GET SO MUCH GLORY OUT OF THEM!

I will begin an online course to teach, inform, and inspire you to write and direct your very own gospel stage plays!  The courses will begin during the first week in October and will be recorded live, so if you cannot attend the live session, you will be able to listen at your convenience.  Please go to the right hand side of the page and register with your email address.  I will send you further details via email as to how to register and all other details!  I look forward to blessing you with this course.

 

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Minister Denise Cook Godfrey is the wife of Assistant Pastor DeForest L. Godfrey. Minister Denise has devoted her life to God in true worship and desire to be used to motivate, inspire, and arouse the Body of Christ to worship God in Spirit and in Truth. Minister Godfrey’s vision also involves teaching the Body of Christ to utilize the arts such as praise and worship dancing, interpretive movement and expressive signing, drama, and poetry within the local church in order to bring edification, comfort, exhortation, and deliverance. She is the mother of two children and is a loving grandmother. Minister Godfrey enjoys writing, aerobic exercising, and just spending time with her family.