Short-Term Missions Team Visits Ecuador
By the Dwell Missions Staff
Earlier this month we took a short-term trip to visit our Global Partner in Ecuador--Arco Church. The Missions Division uses short-term trips like this to support our long-term commitment to our Global Partners. We work together to accomplish the spiritual and developmental goals set forth by our partners.
22 volunteers from Dwell traveled to Santa Rosa, Ecuador to work alongside Arco Church from September 3rd to the 10th…
Class on Helping Your Teen Walk With God
This fall Dwell is offering a class to help parents with kids moving through the teen years, helping them maintain a walk with God into their adult years. Dwell's Liz Sweet is teaching it, and answers a few questions:
Who is the class aimed at--just parents with older kids or those about to move into these years?
It's helpful for anyone whose children are in these years, or who are close to moving into them.
What's the motivation to offer…
New Session of Grief Workshop Starts Soon
After a funeral when family and friends have moved on, navigating through the emotions of grief can be lonely and isolating. Many times, people do little or nothing with their grief. Following conventional wisdom, they keep their grief to themselves and vow to “get over it” by moving on as quickly as possible.
Since grief is personal, many believe it should be kept private. But isolation is perhaps the greatest enemy of the grieving heart. We're created…
Prophesy Class Starts Soon
Dwell Pastor James Rochford is offering the class, “Biblical Prophecy: Confirmed Cases of Future Predictions.” The class starts August 17th and runs 5 weeks. James answers some questions about the class:
What will you be covering? Why this approach to the broad subject of Biblical prophecy?
I've been updating my research on the study of the fulfilled predictions of the Bible for about a decade since writing Evidence Unseen in 2013. After…
New Playground Installed at Main Campus
After 26 years with the original equipment, Dwell’s Main Campus playground now has new equipment, offering kids of all ages the chance to play in a fun, safe, and challenging environment.
The new set up offers a main area where a lot of kids can play together, and several smaller stations, lower-to-the-ground stations, where 1 or 2 kids can play. The new structures follow all current safety standards.
Oasis Director Jeff Risley says the playground was…
Dwell Gets Special Thank You from Ethiopia
Your donations to Dwell’s Disaster Relief Fund are making a real difference in the lives of people in need around the world. Recently Dwell received a special thank-you note from a house church leader in Ethiopia. He was desperate to feed his family, and received a vital gift from his church, made possible by a $30,000 relief contribution from Dwell this spring.
His encouraging thank-you note is in the picture. Here’s a translation:
My name is Awok…
Brief Response to Dwell Billboard
A billboard was purchased by a well-funded group organized on Facebook with out-of-state ties. The message isn’t new and represents another example of how our critics misunderstand and underestimate the people in our church. We all know that churches everywhere experience an ebb and flow of people coming and going, because those people find a new church family or because they abandon the faith. We are thrilled to have our fellowship, and we believe that a billboard is…
Xenos Summer Institute Starts July 13th
The Xenos Summer Institute (XSI) starts next Wednesday with both large scale teachings and smaller breakout sessions looking at the topic “First=Last,” bringing practical application to Jesus’ call to be the “least.” XSI runs July 13-15.
Here are some important details about this year’s event:If you haven't already, register now to avoid the walk-in registration line. The deadline for advance discounted registration is July 11th at noon. Once you…
Helpful New Resource On Dwell Website
By Dwell Pastor Bret McCallum
Dwell is offering a new resource on its website that can help you better understand yourself and others.
The study of the temperaments used to be standard learning in discipleship 20 years ago. People would study good material & take a temperament test to understand more about their wiring, strengths & weaknesses. Since then, actual study & learning on this topic has largely fallen by the wayside but the…
Dwell Adds 2 New Global Partners
By the Dwell Missions StaffTumaini Christian Fellowship leaders
We are thrilled to announce that Dwell has two new Global Partners. We have formed new partnerships with church planters in Burkina Faso and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These ministries have gone through an extensive vetting process, including multiple field visits to observe the work and conversations with their leadership.
In Burkina Faso, Kingdom Investments International is…