Pentecost isn’t just a celebration of the gift of God’s Spirit, but the celebration of God’s Spirit being poured out on a diverse group of people.
At 46 days (when you include Sundays), Lent is almost twice as long as Advent. Use these simple paper chains to help children visualize the countdown to Easter.
A mid-year check-in is a great way to touch base with your Dwell leaders. It reminds them that you’re available to help and support them as needed.
Here are a few simple suggestions to encourage parents to make use of the wonderful Dwell resources.
Your church helped families form faith during Advent, but now what? Share these ideas to keep the faith formation momentum going in the new year.
Leaders who are well equipped, resourced, and supported are a key part of every Dwell program. A great way to equip and support leaders is by planning a simple Dwell training.
Volunteer gifts aren’t required or expected, but they’re a great way to show your appreciation. Here are five of my favorite gifts for volunteers.
Advent is a great chance to connect your Dwell time with Sunday worship! One simple way to do this is to create an Advent wreath for your Dwell space.
Everybody is talking about technology and its effect on kids, but what’s less often talked about is the effect of parental overuse on their children. Here are five suggestions for creating healthy technology habits.
At-Home Faith Formation Tips transformed my kids end of day conversations from one word answers to an in-depth account of their day. Use these wonderful tips to encourage faith formation in your children.
It's important to stock every Dwell space with the right supplies. Here are five things I reached for the most in leading Dwell.
Images are the simplest and most effective way to make sure that information is stored as a long-term memory. Here are five ways to display the Dwell story symbols that will help you tell God's story in a way kids will remember.
Join our Dwell leaders Facebook group, a place where teachers and coordinators can connect with one another, share ideas and resources, ask questions, and suggest ideas for improvement.
As a Dwell coordinator, I spent late summer preparing for our September launch, thinking a lot about helping children know their teacher and where to go, and spending time stocking our Dwell spaces with any necessary supplies, but I didn’t always remember to reach out and care for my Dwell leaders as they began a new year.
Use this pep rally idea and commissioning litany to send your Sunday School kids into a new year of learning about God with excitement and encouragement.
Even in our most desperate recruiting moments, we don't just want any warm body to lead Dwell. We want the right people to step into the role. Here's a quick script you could use for a church announcement as you look for quality Dwell leaders.
Summer might be whizzing by, but with these five tips for recruiting Sunday school teachers, you’ll have your volunteers in place in no time!