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DWELLING  |  December 2019

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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5 Simple Gifts to Celebrate Children’s Ministry Volunteers

When working in children’s ministry, one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season was deciding what little gifts to put together for my volunteers. I usually focused on finding something simple that I thought they would use, and I loved finding a fun gift tag I could attach. Here are five of my favorite volunteer gifts:

  1. Chocolate: Delicious fair trade chocolate was my go-to Christmas gift for volunteers, as it’s easy to buy in bulk and something that is likely to be enjoyed. It’s a little fancier than something they would buy for themselves and easy to dress up with various printable wrappers. I used these wrappers last year, which were easy to print and tape on and turned out so cute. Another favorite was dressing the bars up as snowmen!

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How Mid-Year Training Can Strengthen Your DWELL Leaders

Leaders who are well equipped, resourced, and supported are a key part of every Dwell program. A great way to equip and support leaders is by planning a simple Dwell training. Many churches focus on beginning-of-the-year trainings, giving their leaders basic information about the curriculum and how to best use it in their setting. But I always liked to do a mid-year training as well, focusing on developing a specific skill in Dwell leaders.

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Questions about Questions

This excerpt from the book Dwelling: Helping Kids Find a Place in God’s Story is a great resource to share with your Dwell leaders.

What are the best kinds of questions to stimulate kids’ imaginations and nurture their faith? The answer comes in the form of other questions — answer the following as fast as you can:

  1. What is your name, and how old are you?
  2. How long have you been teaching children at church?
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Wondering About Wondering

This excerpt from the book Dwelling: Helping Kids Find a Place in God’s Story is a great resource to share with your Dwell leaders.

When is a question not a question? When it’s a wondering question. 

But what’s a “wondering question”? you’re probably wondering. It’s not so much a question as it is an invitation to ponder and reflect on a situation, a feeling, or an issue.

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Dwelling: Helping Kids Find a Place in God's Story

A great way to bless your Dwell leaders is by gifting them a copy of this helpful book. Dwelling is a handbook that compliments the Dwell curriculum and helps leaders to get the most out of their Dwell time each week. It is full of ideas and inspiration to help them understand today's kids in all their wonderful complexity, build relationships that make for the best learning environment, and encourage kids to live into God's Big Story and discover their place in it. Receive 50% off your order of Dwelling when you purchase by the end of the year and use this code: Advent19.

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