Picture books bring stories alive in a way that words alone cannot. Here are five picture books that tell God's Big Story.
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
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 NEW 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!
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!
I love that idea! What a neat way to mark children's graduation from Children and Worship.posted on: Children in Worship Milestone Gifts?
Bret, I used to make journals for the kids graduating out of Children in Worship to help them engage with the service (since they were then joining "big" church). I created the layout, but I think...posted on: Children in Worship Milestone Gifts?