The practice of gratitude can become a “sign post” for sabbath, reminding us each week to receive God’s gift of rest and renewal.
I work as the Dwell Curriculum Coordinator from my home just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I've interacted with Dwell as a teacher, parent and Children's Ministry Director and am passionate about bringing the big story of the Bible to kids of all ages. I enjoy in-depth study of God's Word and hold degrees in Biblical Languages and Old Testament from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I love that in my role I get to connect with Dwell users throughout the continent and connect them with one another. Outside of work, I fill my days with reading, writing, knitting and chasing after my two young children with my husband.
Children's Ministry, Resource Development, Social Justice
Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting version of Dwell. This post includes some important details leaders will want to keep in mind as they begin using this resource.
Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting version of Dwell. This post includes important details Dwell coordinators will want to keep in mind as they equip their leaders to use this resource.
This FREE resource will help you easily adapt any DWELL session to a simple outline that can be used in a variety of settings.
These new resources will help churches adapt their Dwell program to a variety of situations.
Often, we make the mistake of looking back for hope instead of forward. In pain, we long for a garden when God has promised us a city.
Dwell at Home's 5 Way resources are perfect for busy families. As a church, pick one to focus on over 5 weeks to give parents simple goals to work toward each week.
Does a happy-all-the-time Christianity allow us to lament our losses? How do we support one another in difficult seasons?
These simple, creative suggestions will help families as they create their symbols and pathway for God's Big Easter Story: A Holy Week Devotional.
Yes, so true! That combination of action and reflection is so important.
Thanks, Melissa. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I have the book And Social Justice for All by Lisa Van Engen. It has a chapter on race and at the end of the chapter includes discussion questions for different age groups (3-6, 7-11, 12+). It...
You're welcome! So glad to hear that it's helpful.
When I worked in Children's Ministry, I had a volunteer who organized all this for me. We had a huge supply closet and she organized all the supplies on shelves in that room. Each whole shelving...
Thanks for this great idea! We already have several ways we track the days in Advent, so I made envelopes just for the weekends during Advent. The Saturday envelopes have a fun activity we have...posted on: DIY Advent Calendar
Thank you! So glad it was helpful!
Hi Melissa, What a great idea! My absolute favorite music for young kids is Rain for Roots cds. They are so well done. The three Dwell cds would also be great, whether you're using Dwell or not....
Oh my! I've been there! Thanks for sharing. It's nice to hear that I'm not the only one injured in the line of teaching Sunday School. :) Glad to hear there was no lasting injury!