Effective immediately, Christian Reformed churches can now get access to Dwell Digital for free. We were already planning to announce this news in recognition of the ministry share contributions made by CRCs. But now, as many churches are shut down because of the coronavirus, it also offers churches and parents a way to keep Children's Ministry going at home.
In case you didn’t know, Dwell Digital is the online format of the popular Dwell curriculum. Scripture is the foundation of every Dwell session; it is not based on human morals or virtues, but on God’s actions in God’s big story. It is written from a distinctly Reformed view and the sessions actively engage kids at every level using games, dramatic storytelling, and fun activities.
What does this mean for parents at this challenging time? A subscription to Dwell Digital provides teachers convenient, online access to leader materials for all 360 lessons in the Dwell curriculum. And now, while many churches are closed, some churches have asked whether they can share lessons with parents. We thought it was a great idea! So, during the time your church is closed, we are extending permission for you to share full Dwell Digital lessons not only with teachers, but also with parents.
How does this work? Once your church has established a Dwell Digital account you may:
- Email the session plan PDFs to parents, for them to teach at home.
- Or, if a parent prefers, you may add them as an additional ‘teacher’ within your account so they can access any session within the Dwell curriculum. (Make sure to ask parents if they would like access before adding them to Dwell Digital.)
And, of course, your regular Sunday school teachers will have full access to Dwell Digital as well.
So, if you’re a parent or Sunday school teacher in a Christian Reformed church, reach out to your children’s ministry coordinator to let them know about this. All they have to do is call 800-333-8300 to set up your church with your free Dwell Digital account.
P.S. If you’re looking for something parents can use for Holy Week and Easter, we recently posted God’s Big Easter Story on the Dwell at Home page.