Dwell welcomes families and has many options to help parents and kids experience God’s truth and strong biblical community.
- Some groups have a house near the meeting location where parents care for and even teach the kids. Parents take turns overseeing the children's house.
- Members often prefer to pay babysitters or send children with family members during meetings.
- Some home churches have a cooperative arrangement where parents who meet one night watch the kids of parents who meet on a different night. Those parents return the favor on the other night. Kids typically look forward to home church night — when they get to stay over with their friends!
- Dwell initiated a mobile version of Oasis, our children's program, to help home churches with many children. The Home Oasis Program (HOP) provides onsite childcare at meetings. Parents enjoy their home church gathering while screened and trained workers invest in the children. Our data clearly shows that groups utilizing HOP have increased outreach and attendance. Kids have a chance to meet peers and develop their own ministry as they play a role in reaching whole families.
- Dwell has many resources for parents who want to invest in the body of Christ: class videos on parenting in the 21st century, a monthly Parenting Meeting and pertinent papers among others.
God has called us to build body life while being good parents. Home churches become a community where children make friends and share outings, travel and weekend time together. We've consistently found that families well-rooted in a home church are stable and healthy.