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
Launched last fall, Dwell Flex adapts to a variety of contexts, making it the perfect option for churches that are unsure what this fall will look like.
DWELL at Home's 5 Ways series was created with an awareness of the busy pace of family life. Here are 5 ways you can share these helpful resources with your congregation.
Evaluating where we are and attempting faith practices that are at pace with our lives allows us to create more steady, consistent practices.
Here are a few creative, simple ways to use God’s Big Pentecost Story, a free downloadable resource, to celebrate Pentecost.
When overwhelmed by the pain and sorrow of the world, I hold up an imaginary one-inch frame; allowing the image that fits in that frame to be my starting point.
The practice of gratitude can become a “sign post” for sabbath, reminding us each week to receive God’s gift of rest and renewal.
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.
I love this, Trudy! Thanks so much for sharing.
There are some churches doing in person Sunday School with DWELL or DWELL Flex. If you'd like to connect with them, you could consider joining our DWELL Leaders Facebook group...posted on: Sunday School During COVID?
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!