Living Colour

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Living Colour

Putting creativity and movement at the heart of faith

 

Living Colour are our creative dance worship network mornings that explore creativity, the Father's Heart, worship, God's word and movement, and how they can integrate together. Various stimuli are used to go deeper with God and explore the gifts he has given us. Time is always given for some technical exercises to ensure we have good grounding and sufficient knowledge to dance with God's full glory.

 

For details of any workshops coming up please visit our Events page.

The story...

 

‘… you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life..’

Phil 2.15-16

 

As Christians we have the ability to be someone else, someone not of the norm, who has values and beliefs and wants to share them. Living Colour is about being that different person, having colour and standing out in the crowd in the way God wants. Colour can bring life, hope, trust and love. What’s the colour in your life at the moment?

 

Initially Living Colour sprang out of a need and desire to share and meet with people within Guildford Baptist Church, who wanted to draw closer to God through dance. However, over time, word spread, and contacts were made and built at other churches who wanted to explore bringing dance into their church or developing what they already had. This was a very blessed time as we helped people begin their journey of movement worship and those groups and people we initially worked with are still a very important part in the Living Colour journey.

 

As more opportunities have grown for Living Colour to connect with different churches and help to direct, inform and share with them on movement and dance in faith, it wanted to provide a network and opportunities for people from different churches to join together and move and dance for God. There comes a point when everyone runs dry and needs refreshingg, building up and strengthening.

So what happens at Living Colour?

 

Our Living Colour workshops now take place on a Saturday morning, with 3 key elements to help engage and keep a conversation going.

 

Technique Class (1 hour)

We all want to move and give God our best, sometimes in order to that we need to take time to understand, and train our bodies to connect with dance and movement. The correct posture, balance, and specific dance moves can be honed and refined during these classes. All abilities are welcome.

 

Networking - drinks and cake! (half hour)

So we all know that fellowship is a key part of the Christian walk and whilst we might love to move and dance together. There is so much value in pausing and building on relationships. If there's drinks and cake at the same time it always helps!

 

Dance Worship Workshop (1 hour 30)

This is where we delve into the nitty gritty of our walk with God, what the Bible says, exploring themes and stories. There's group work and individual work, but we let God lead and guide us with where the session goes. We encourage a free time of worship at the end, with flags and ribbons available if people wish to use them.