Renegade began in the summer of 2008 as a small Bible study for students attending a middle school adjacent to Dwell’s 4th Street Pavilion. Our earliest meetings featured a short teaching and a fun activity.
Over the next few years, a variety of initiatives were launched to enhance our work with students including providing meals, tutoring, summer enrichment camps, weekly Bible studies, one-on-one mentoring, and life coaching for the older students. Students came in greater numbers and brought younger and older siblings, including dozens of middle and high school students.
Since that time, we re-organized and moved the middle and high school students into the Dwell programs for those age groups.
Today, Renegade serves pre-school through 5th grade students. Students learn about Christ while having a blast with their friends. They receive transportation to and from the meetings, enjoy lunch together, play sports and games, engage in art projects, and get to hear a short but relevant and engaging Bible teaching. Meetings are sponsored each Sunday afternoon.