By Beth Bluett de Baudistel – ICDF Network Coordinator for Dance Teachers
Honour God • Respect each other • Dance for Joy
A guide for teachers to use their gift in opening a dance school.
To help them become a productive steward of their ‘talent’ and skill…
1. Know that God expects you to use your gift.
Parable of the bags of gold Matthew 25:14-30 Scary!
In the parable two went straightaway to use their talent.
One did nothing, he was named as the wicked(!) lazy unprofitable servant! Whew!
2. Ask, Seek, Knock.
Matthew 7: 7-12
Knock & the door SHALL be opened!
Ask how. Ask for help. Ask for ideas. Ask for a plan
Seek where. Seek to whom. Seek inspiration
Knock and expect Him to open the doors you need
3. Brain storm thoughts, ideas.
Write it down so you can run with it .
Habakkuk 2:2 “Write down the vision. Make it plain so that he who reads it may run with it.”
4. Assess the needs of your community.
Matthew 9: 35-38
“The harvest is ripe the workers are few”.
Look the harvest is ripe. Ask the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the fields. Assess how you will let people know.
5. List your needs then place your hand over them and declare God’s blessing and release for all needs.
Matthew 6:32 33
”Your Father in heaven knows you have need of them. Seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you.”
i. A place
ii. A curriculum. Get qualified. 2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workmen that need not be ashamed”.
iii. Government & legal requirements, business name, insurance.
”give back to Caesar that which is Caesar’s” Matthew 22:1
iv. A finance recording method, bank account . Be above reproach.
6. List obstacles and place your hand over them and declare:
The mountain’ of obstacles to be removed and God’s pathway for you to be made straight. “You are of God, little children and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
7. Write from the above a Master List
Number in the margin which priority each task is.
Some will have (1) others (2) and still others (3) (4) and so on,
Post this list in a prominent place and tick off as each task is fulfilled
8. Seek a person with vision to pray – over you, your vision, your tasks, your needs, your obstacles and your fulfillment of the vision.
9. Sign a document giving your dance school to the Lord.
”The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” Psalm 24:1
This means your business!
Be about our Father’s business. See yourself as His employee. It helps! Less stress because it is His business!
10. Get Cracking – Co-labouring with Christ.
Be a doer not just a hearer
“For a dream comes through much activity….and a fools only by words”. Ecclesiastes 5:3
“I press towards the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ” Philippians 3:4