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.
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
Advent is less than a week away! As you put together last minute preparations, here are eight great Advent posts that will help you prepare your church and home for the coming season.
Ten lepers are healed, but only one returns to praise and thank Jesus. This interesting and unique story has much to teach us about gratitude.
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.
Picture books bring stories alive in a way that words alone cannot. Here are five picture books that tell God's Big Story.
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.
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!
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?