Island Rhythm Ministry
This ministry is very unique with Emanuel Assembly! We are dedicated to
reaching our Springfield Community with who we are, and what God has
blessed us with.
Although our services are conducted in the English language, the majority of
our group is from the Pacific Islands and so this ministry presents the Love
of Jesus in what we want to call "rhythmic worship." Many people would call
it "traditional island dancing."
As Pacific Islanders, we are known for our warmth, love and family
traditions passed on from our acncestors. There wasn't much of a written
language, so stories and oral tradition became vital for the preservation of
our culture. Another way the culture was preserved, was through "traditional
island dancing." The rhymthmic movements and actions represent stories of
The culture's origin was heathenistic in nature and very much
polytheistic, but in the 1800's, it was impacted by Christianity! God's
Grace changed the landscape of the Pacific Islands and now the majority are
Christian Faith based!
"For God So Loved the WORLD, HE gave His ONLY SON!" We are thankful for
the Grace of GOD through His Son Jesus Christ!
And now, through this "traditional island dancing" we endeavor to
proclaim the Gospel! Not ours, but a JESUS CULTURE! HIS LOVE for ALL!
Through our ISLAND RHYTHM MINISTRY, we believe we can accomplish
If you are needing help with a luau presentation at your church, call Pastor
Steve Anoa'i at 417-429-6265. All donations made to this ministry go to
the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus to our local community and the support
of our missionaries around the world!
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