Children's Ministry, Faith Nurture
A Coordinator’s Guide to DWELL Flex: Everything You Need to Know to Equip Your Leaders
August 28, 2020
Updated August 13, 2021
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Launched in 2020, Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting segment of Dwell. These simple sessions (samples here) are built to meet the specific needs of churches, whatever the coming year might look like. This post includes some important details to keep in mind as you begin using this resource.
You can find the full list of Dwell Flex stories on our Flex scope and sequence, including year 2 stories that have been released. To view all of the year 2 stories that will be available this fall, check out our Dwell Flex page. Our stories are assembled in a rough chronological order, but as each session is stand-alone, you can use them in whatever order works for your unique situation.
Parents or leaders using Dwell Flex will need a few things to be able to lead the sessions. Here are materials you’ll want to make sure they have on hand:
If you’re planning to share the Dwell Flex sessions with parents to have them lead at home, you might consider sending a monthly packet with everything they’ll need to lead each session. The sessions are designed to print easily from Dwell Digital. We’d recommend including the following each month: printed copies of the sessions, the corresponding story symbols, and any printable pages from the Easy Extra activities. Or you can print the session to a PDF and email that to parents, along with the story symbol and printable page.
We also have a variety of 5 Ways resources that would be great to include in your monthly packets, encouraging families to focus on a different practice each month. Check out our Dwell at Home page to view all of the resources we've created to encourage family faith formation.
Whether your Dwell Flex leaders are parents or regular children’s ministry volunteers, it’s important to set them up for success. In addition to providing these important materials, we recommend you share A Leader’s Guide to Dwell Flex with anyone planning to lead the Dwell Flex sessions.
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