Zion Center for Worship and the Arts is a culmination of a vision by Teresa Gardner, founder of Resurrection Dance Ministry in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Resurrection Dance Ministry is a community outreach ministry established at Resurrection Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ministry includes participants from throughout the city who share the same desire to “Praise His Name with Dancing” (Psalm 149:3).

Since its inception in 1978 it has grown from a small group of adults to several age groups who train, perform and share their message through dance in a variety of environments including schools, churches and conferences. Representatives of the Dance Ministry have ministered and performed throughout the United States as well as Canada, India, Israel, Poland, Russia, the Philippines, Belize, Kyrgystan and Kazakhstan. Since 1992, Director Teresa Gardner and several other members of the Dance Ministry have been to the former Soviet Union ten times, teaching on the use of Dance in Worship and performing there at conferences and churches.

Teresa’s passion for using the arts in worship and for the glory of God led her to organize a Dance and Creative Arts Week which is held annually in July. She also responds to calls to train and lead Worship Dance Classes at other area churches. We also hold a “mini-workshop” in January or February.

We hope you will consider if God is calling you to a deeper involvement in using Dance and Creative Arts in worship and join us in letting “the whole earth be filled with His glory”! We welcome the opportunity to work with you as you explore Dance Ministry and how it can magnify the Lord and truly bring others into deeper relationship with Jesus!