Greater Allen Cathedral Worship Conference 2010

I am so happy that I went to the Greater Allen Cathedral Worship Conference 2010 at the Greater Allen Cathedral in Jamaica Queens, New York (July 28-August 1, 2010). I went to the conference to get ideas about praise dancing, network with other dancers and leaders and just be poured into. Those of you who lead dance ministries can understand that sometimes being the leader is very draining.

Everyone at the conference was so friendly. I made contacts throughout the country and abroad. The instructors at this event were excellent. Attendees were given the opportunity to take technical dance classes, learn choreography and participate in several praise events including one that took place in the St. Albans park.

I came on Wednesday to register. The Reverend, Doctor Floyd Flake greeted everyone in the room. Rev. Flake is the shepard of the Greater Allen Cathedral. He was friendly and seemed very happy with the visitors. I really enjoyed hanging out in the bookstore. Ms. Yvonne Hunter helped me with my registration on the phone and she was so genuine and helpful.

I went into this conference extremely drained but I was started to feel a whole lot better the first day. The conference was set up so that participants took classes during the day and then attended worship services that night. Most of the attendees stayed a various hotels but my money situation didn’t allow me to do this. I missed the first day of worship services. I understand that Rev. Marvin Winans gave a great message

While attending a workshop lead by on Thursday I met a praying warrior. I was speaking with Catherine Q and telling her that I so wanted to attend the evening services but didn’t have anyone to get on the train back home. Catherine prayed with me and the presenter Naimah Lett. Ms. Lett is an actress and producer and a Christian. She talked about how to include drama in your dance ministry. I was so moved by her testimony and workshop.

Naimah has performed a one woman play and appeared in many television shows and movies. You can check out her site to learn more about this beautiful sister. I understand she is writing a book and I can’t wait to read it. I will be letting you guys know more about this because I signed up to be on her email list.

I didn’t think any more of the prayer. I just left my request with God and continued on my way. Not 15 minutes later while I was at lunch did I find someone who lived only a few minutes from me and who offered to pick me up and take me home each day of the conference. I was astounded and moved by how quickly that prayer had been answered. That was my second blessing regarding this conference.

Nikita really helped heal my heart and I want to thank her for helping me out this way.

I plan to include more tips and ideas I learned from the conference and would welcome hearing from you. please come back for more updates and to check out my photos.


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  1. Wow, the purify conference was so uplifting, so much was poured into me. I thoroughly enjoyed praise & worship in spirit and truth. I asked God to open up my heart and appeal to all my senses, so that i can let go, and let God have his way in me. I took the ballet & Horton classeds,within the 45min in those classes the instructors were professional,spiriitual, and re-inforced how important it is when dancing the heart of the Lord, your body is a living sacrifice and therefore should prepare with prayer, the Word of God ,proper technique, nutritous meals, & rest. The Greater Allen dance ministries ministered to my whole being, from the children thru the adults. You can tell they love the Lord and obedient to their calling to dance. The evening services were awesome, the presence of the Lord was definitely in the house. The morning glory segments each morning was a precursor to what was going to come later, we did eye to eye exercises which as ministers of dance we need because how can we dance down strongholds if we can look people in the eyes. I can just go on and on. I was drain when I came home, but I can’t wait to the next conference at The Allen Cathedral

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