About Faith In Motion
“Everything is possible for him who BELIEVES.” —Mark 9:23
Welcome to Faith in Motion, your faith-based alternative for Dance and Fitness!
How great is our God! Thank you Jesus for entrusting this vision to me, for your faithfulness when I was faithless; for your healing when I was sick; for restoration of broken dreams; for a peace that passeth all of my understanding; for being my comfort when no one else was around; for your provision through my ignorance and wisdom for my unknowing; for your all sufficient grace that carried me when I ran out of strength; for making up every difference I could not fulfill…it is for all this and so much more that I give you praise. “Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto your name be all glory”.
Hello! My name is RaChelle Fears-Neal and I am the Overseer of Faith in Motion Christian School of Dance and Fitness, LLC. My husband, Mikel, and I reside in Marion and have four children, Gzurjuan, Llekken, Breonna and Gzi’. In May of 2000 I accepted Christ as Lord of my life and committed my gift of dance for the uplifting, blessing and building of His Kingdom! I began my dance career at the age of 3 under the direction of Teal Royer. I have over 14 years experience of dance instruction in the secular industry, including the techniques of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Pointe, Hip-Hop & Liturgical. Although I have attended numerous competitions and workshops my focus now is not to glorify the “gift”, but the “Giver”. There was a painful process of bridging the gap between my passion and my purpose. In approximately 2001 I experienced my Abraham & Isaac test. The thing I thought I loved most (dance), He asked me to sacrifice. Once I surrendered the “secular” dance, God began opening doors for me with worship dancing. I was blessed to organize and direct several dance ministries in local churches as well as educational facilities. After a few years of being a “mobile” dance school I put my “faith in motion” and leased a dance floor (literally, a 600 sq ft floor!) In June of 2014 we made our final move into our very own 25,000 sq ft facility in downtown Marion, IN. Nothing but God’s grace, mercy and favor! I can truly say that The Lord has hand picked each Faculty member that is serving along side me. Each one of these young ladies hold a special place in my heart and it is our honor to have the opportunity to serve you. It is not about our perfection, but His presence as we dance with a purpose!
Faith in Motion was birthed at my home church, Allen Temple AMEC with 50 youth in approximately 1999. It was there, under the leadership of Rev. Ida James that the Lord began to speak to me through Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Owning a dance studio has been a life-long passion of mine. Ironically, Rev. James initially approached me regarding instructing a fitness class at the church. Her only stipulation was that I had to use Christian music. You might say my walk with Christ then was not where it is now, and I declined! Oh, but in all these years I’ve learned about the will of God, and within His will is His way AND His timing. Not only do we offer the techniques of Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Ballroom Basics to Christian music; but we also offer Yoga, Bootcamp, RAW, Kickboxing, Zumba Fitness ®, Pounds ®…and YES, we use Christian music for those classes as well! None of this would be possible without my parents, Joan Fears and the late Russell C. Fears. I am eternally grateful for their continual sacrifice and support throughout the years to maintain my dance instruction and honor them in the subtitle of the studio, noaJ llessuR. It is my desire to use this gift and our classes of dance and fitness to bring people closer to Christ. “I am therefore Christ’s ambassador, as though God were making his appeal through me. I implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” –2 Corinthians 5:20