We showed this video last night as a challenge and opener to our new “Summer Blockbuster” message series at Elevate. Watch it and be inspired…

We encourage students to be the culture changers and motivators… to be the ones starting their own “jig”, in a sense.  I love the comments that Carlos Whittaker posted on his blog, Ragamuffin Soul, in this regard:

A few things I think we can learn from this video.

  1. One man can start a movement.
  2. A movement need not be started by the most skilled member of the movement.
  3. When beginning your movement and you look around and no one else is joining the dance, just keep dancing.
  4. When the one guy who joins your movement slowly fades away, keep going.
  5. Before you know it, the people joining your movement won’t even know you started it.
  6. When your movement takes a life of it’s own, just let go. There will be no stopping it.
  7. The very people who are staring at you like your nuts as you movement alone, will be the very same people dancing the hardest in the end.

Keep dancing kids… keep dancing!


Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District