We had a situation come up in which a long time (generational) Nazarene is getting married in our church. They wanted to dance in our fellowship hall. It had been a very long time since I looked up the "regulation" on dancing. The last I remembered it had to do with allowing "cultural" dancing. (Everything is cultural)
When I look it up (paragraph 34.4) It says "All forms of dancing that detract from spiritual growth and break down proper moral inhibitions and reserve."
Based on that I don't see that a Nazarene church would be prohibited from Wedding dancing in the building. -
We ended up saying no because we really aren't set up for it and we think it would created a lot of heartburn with the older generation for very little real gain.
What surprised me is some old line Nazarenes that said, you know, when we build the gym it would probably be fine to dance in there. - I about fell out of my chair.
So what is going on out there. - Are folks dancing in Nazarene churches?