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DWELLING  |  September 2020

Dwelling is an e-newsletter created for children’s ministry coordinators, leaders, and teachers like you! You have the amazing privilege of nurturing kids’ faith and showing them what it means to be a follower of Jesus. This e-newsletter gives you the resources to do just that: helpful articles, creative tips, and more.

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A Leader’s Guide to DWELL Flex: Everything You Need to Prepare and Lead a Session

Launched earlier this month, Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting version of Dwell. These simple sessions (sample here) are built to meet the specific needs of churches this fall. This post includes some important details leaders will want to keep in mind as they begin using this resource.

Each session includes four simple steps: Breathe, Tell and Wonder, Pray, and Respond:

Breathe
This is a chance for your group to prepare your hearts to hear God’s story. Use the simple prompt to focus your attention on God during this time.

Tell and Wonder
During this step you’ll share a part of God’s Big Story. You’ll need a copy of the story script, located at the end of the session, and the corresponding story symbol. The symbols can be downloaded from the Leader Support page under “Downloads by Level.” Easily locate the symbol for your session by finding the page number that matches your session number.

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A Coordinator’s Guide to DWELL Flex: Everything You Need to Know to Equip Your Leaders

Launched earlier this month, Dwell Flex is a new multi-age, multi-setting segment of Dwell. These simple sessions (sample here) are built to meet the specific needs of churches this fall. This post includes some important details to keep in mind as you begin using this resource.

The full list of stories included in Dwell Flex can be found on our Welcome to Dwell Flex page. Starting with Jesus’ birth, the sessions move through the New Testament in a rough chronological order, but as each session is stand-alone, you can use them in whatever order works for your unique situation.

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Using DWELL during
COVID-19

As we’ve connected with DWELL leaders across the continent one thing is for sure: no two churches look the same right now. In considering how to resource our DWELL churches during this pandemic season, our goal is to help churches adapt to a variety of situations. Read about all the ways we’re equipping churches this fall on our Using DWELL during COVID-19 page.

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5 Ways to Practice Sabbath With Kids

Sabbath, God’s gift to us, is a time we set apart to rest from work, to worship God, to tend to our spirit, and to bless others. Knowing how much people need rest in order to flourish, God created (and modeled) a weekly time of sabbath rest. Here are five actions that will help you and your family build a life-giving sabbath practice that your kids will look forward to each week.

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Sheep, Not Superheroes: How Sabbath Helps Us Right-Size

It was just a tweet—a bit of wondering that a pastor named Richard Caldwell threw out there into the technoverse:

Could it be that God didn't wire us to carry every event, taking place in every part of the world, at every moment, as if it were ours? Could it be that technology has produced a faux omniscience and omnipresence that is hurting mankind not helping it? Just a thought.

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