Nathan Williams
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  • Montreal, QC
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Worship through movement and dance

Started this discussion. Last reply by J B Jan 15, 2011. 2 Replies

One element that is often neglected in many worship circles is dance and movement.  We started at our church a few years ago when one of the leaders felt she needed to bring some bright coloured…Continue

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Nathan Williams replied to don's discussion 'gotta question--"how many of you play in a praise band but are not members of that particular church?"'
"I stopped going to church about a year and a half ago due to a bunch of politics.  I still play occasionally for other churches, but not that one.  I have a small house church that meets at my place.  I play there.  I suppose…"
Feb 18, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to PC's discussion 'Need some advice....'
"I am a worship leader and youth group leader myself, and as such have been on the receiving end of bad/unsubstantiated rumors before.  Be careful not to jump to conclusions about the teenager thing.  We don't know how old the teens…"
Feb 17, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to PC's discussion 'Need some advice....'
"Hey PC,   1. Teenagers If the teens were ready to leave over this one incident (assuming the guy was telling the truth over it) that's not a good sign.  It shows the teens believe you don't care about them or what they want,…"
Feb 15, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Cory Zipperle's discussion 'We'll take their money with little restriction, but put limits on how they can use their talents. Why?'
"Yeah ... it's a special culture"
Feb 6, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Verah Vashti Okeyo's discussion 'kicked out of ministry because I have dreadlocks'
"Find a new church.     I can understand people being uncomfortable and saying "woah that's pretty radical, not sure we like that."  They're allowed to have opinions and make suggestions.  But when they get…"
Feb 5, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Cory Zipperle's discussion 'We'll take their money with little restriction, but put limits on how they can use their talents. Why?'
"haha.  Which description?  Putting on the show or raising up disciples?   I live in Montreal.  Land of french fries with gravy, maple syrup 8 million church buildings and 3 or 4 Christians."
Feb 2, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Cory Zipperle's discussion 'We'll take their money with little restriction, but put limits on how they can use their talents. Why?'
"Still working out the details of that one.  For a small church it's easier.  I've got about 10 people that come to my home once a week for "church".  It started out just as a worship group but as the group matured,…"
Feb 2, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Cory Zipperle's discussion 'We'll take their money with little restriction, but put limits on how they can use their talents. Why?'
"When church becomes a show and the pastor's duty becomes ensuring that the show goes on, you'll have this scenario inevitably.  Church becomes a place where only a few people are in the spotlight and everyone else is watching, so if…"
Feb 1, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Ralph's discussion 'planning an event, looking for input'
"Good points, Charles.   You've got to ask the question: what are the needs that aren't being met?  If we've made church something that kids have to go to, well they're going to go to it but it'll be because they…"
Jan 27, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to Chris's discussion 'Worship Video Tracks'
"Hi,   I always try to look at what the goal is.  Why do you want to move to more modern songs?  Is it because you like the songs, because you want to appeal to a different audience, because you feel you have to to keep up with the…"
Jan 26, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to SeraphimRenegade's discussion 'Am I Just Beating A Dead Horse?'
"This is a marketing issue.  I understand that most churches don't like being treated like businesses, but the reality is most are just poorly run businesses.   There are 2 aspects to people coming to church.  1 is people have to…"
Jan 20, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to SeraphimRenegade's discussion 'Am I Just Beating A Dead Horse?'
"Thanks Rick.  You burn your hand enough and you eventually learn what not to touch.  But wow, don't let the board jerk you around for too long.  Get your own support and go.     I had something very similar happen where…"
Jan 18, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to SeraphimRenegade's discussion 'Am I Just Beating A Dead Horse?'
"SeraphimRenegade, I've been there.  I've been that guy who is called to lead but doesn't have the clout.  You feel a bit like Caleb and Joshua trying to convince the people to go into the promised land but they aren't…"
Jan 18, 2011
Nathan Williams replied to PC's discussion 'Need some advice....'
"My mom once told me:  If you want to be treated like the leader, you have to act like the leader.   In a church it's easy to run into issues like this because people are volunteers and not used to being leaders.  Not to mention…"
Jan 18, 2011
J B replied to Nathan Williams's discussion 'Worship through movement and dance'
"I am in South FL and we do have dance teams at our church- youth and children. We have a very, very diverse church in terms of age and culture and it seems that everyone is moved by it when we have it. I am planning to have dancing and dancing with…"
Jan 15, 2011
Elman Authement replied to Nathan Williams's discussion 'Worship through movement and dance'
"I love dance when it's geniune. I don't see it much here in South La. but it's all over. Just not radical. Just can't handle it when they dance and have two tamborines. Man that drives me nuts. lol"
Jan 15, 2011

Profile Information

Home Church:
Home Church
Musical Gift(s):
Guitar, voice, drums, teaching kids to worship
About Me:
Worship leader from Montreal, I also do youth group and am studying for an MBA
Favorite Music:
Brian Doerksen, Paul Baloche, Rich Mullins, Enter the Worship Circle, Jason Upton
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
lots. Maybe start with Psalm 139
Website:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMH25WRYIlE

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At 6:06pm on January 10, 2011, Rick Cogbill said…

Welcome to WTR, Nathan. Great to have another Canadian onboard! Hope you enjoy the discussions and topics here. Blessings from BC.

Rick

 
 
 

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