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The purpose of the tambourine ministry is to give God the highest praise using tambourines during praise and worship.
Psalm 150:4 - Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. We are here to glorify, magnify and exalt the name of Jesus.
The bible uses the word tabret, or timbrel also known as tambourines. The tambourine was one of many instruments used to celebrate victories in battles, along with worshiping and Praising God.
2 Samuel 6:5 - And David and all the house of Israel played before the LORD on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.
Davidic Dance is a physical expression of praise, thanksgiving and joy. The Hebrew word for dance is rachad (pronounced r'kad) which means to skip or leap for joy. Some of the dances are patterned after traditional Israeli folkdances; others are originally choreographed by Jewish believers. They vary from very simple, repetitive steps to more complex. They are meant to be danced as a group without any emphasis on one dancer. The tone of the dances range from reverentially devotional to exuberantly joyful. Dancers include men, women, teenagers and young children. All celebrations as well as worship services are appropriate times to dance. Davidic dance can play an important role in uniting all believers in praising the Lord.
"Let them praise His name with dance"
Scriptural Reference to Dance
Exodus 15:20 - Miriam and a group of women celebrate God's triumph over the Egyptians by dancing.