Dwell is organized by divisions. Our five divisions each have their own coordinator on staff, and usually several staff department heads. The coordinators meet with the senior pastors to form the management team. They are in turn responsible, through the lead elders, to the board of elders.
At Dwell, we are convinced that equipping lay people for ministry is the key to healthy growth. Dwell offers extensive classes, teachings, conferences and the Study Center to help teach Christians about their faith and their ministry.
Energetic and effective, the Dwell student ministries group reaches out to children (Oasis), as well as middle school, high school and college students. We also oversee Calumet Christian School.
The Missions division aims to support cross-cultural, indigenous church planting movements. We work primarily among the poor to help plant churches that are accessible and self-replicating, resulting in changed lives and transformed communities. We also work to serve those in our local community around Columbus.
Dwell is a national leader in forming and operating home churches. We provide scores of home churches under several different models. This division oversees both adult home churches and our adult Central Teachings (CT). Sphere leaders are responsible for each sphere of home groups organized by the CT they attend, providing better support and a sense of community at CTs. Also included in this division are various supporting ministries, adult outreach ministry teams, the Servant Team, and the Information Communication & Technology Department. We also offer various pastoral counseling services to assist people.
Operations & Administration
A lot of planning, networking and ministry support go on behind-the-scenes in a church like Dwell. This includes Elder Administration functions, Facilities (with building projects), Sound & Light, Accounting & Finance (with fund-raising), Office Services and Master Scheduling and Human Resource Management. Take advantage of our Staff Manual or information about our innovative fiscal support team.