Paradosi Ballet Company is an Interdenominational Christian ministry that draws dancers, volunteers, board members, and staff from many different Christian denominations. Each member of the ministry is a Christian who believes in the Holy Trinity, lives by and honors the teachings of the Christian Bible, and has a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Collectively we come together to share the love of Jesus Christ through the art of dance, personal witness, and educating the next generation to develop and use their gifts in dance for the glory of the Lord.
Paradosi Ballet Company presents broad-based mainstream Christian teachings which we, as Christians, hold as "Common Ground" across denominational lines that are built around Jesus Christ's unconditional love, understanding, forgiveness, and acceptance. As an ecumenical ministry the individual members refrain from practices that are specific to their denomination during programs and events.
We firmly believe that the Body of Christ is one body of believers and intentionally choose not to align the ministry with one Christian denomination to allow the ministry to work more freely with other Christian churches and ministries in order to have a greater impact for our Father's Kingdom. Our heart is to reach the lost wherever they may be as commanded in The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) while also uplifting, strengthening, and encouraging believers to draw closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We believe in the Bible's infallibility (John 17:17, 2 Timothy 3:16-17), and Jesus Christ's being the only way to salvation (John 14:6).
As believers it is important to remember that Jesus did not assign denominational titles to His church. We as believers may choose labels for the churches in which we attend but Jesus never assigned denominational designations. As it is written Jesus prayed: "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me." (John 17:20-21)
Jesus said, "All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:37-40) The Body of Christ is made up of "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord" (Acts 2:21) and the gospel of salvation by grace through faith unites believers despite denominational differences. Heaven will forever be interdenominationally filled with believers from "every tribe and tongue and people and nation" (Revelation 5:9-12) purchased by God through the blood of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:17-19) and we will worship the same Lord as one forever.
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