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.
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
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.
To help you share Dwell with parents in the time of COVID-19, we’ve made a few adjustments to how Dwell coordinators can use Dwell Digital.
Here are a few simple suggestions for parents who would like to lead Dwell sessions at home.
As I turned and looked awkwardly into the eyes of someone I didn’t know, I realized how negligent I’d been in seeing and setting free the image of God in all humanity.
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.
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!
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?