Dwell Prepares for Community Festival
The Dwell Community Festival returns this year on Saturday, September 18th. The event runs from 3:00-10:00 pm at Dwell’s Main Campus.
The festival features live music, games for kids, and other fun activities. There’ll be smoked and grilled food and a beer truck (with wine also available this year) as well as craft vendors and booths for community organizations.
Dwell Hospitality Director Phil Franck says the event will be similar to 2019’s…
Dwell & Akili Offer Summer Intern Program
Students at Akili Christian High School go back to school next week, with some having spent their summer taking part in a new initiative, working for Dwell as interns. A couple of students worked with the Dwell Facilities Department and another worked on a project to re-paint Calumet Christian School.
Akili Principal Ariana Adkins says they hoped to help the students gain work experience for future careers and expose them to trades. The jobs also helped them…
Dwell Launches New Website
Dwell is pleased to announce its launched a new website--you can explore it at dwellcc.org. With a million page views a year from around the world, Dwell’s website is a key feature of our ministry.
The new website offers improved navigation, updated graphics, and a new interface for our website’s most popular features--resources from thousands of Bible teachings.
Dwell Pastor Conrad Hilario says Dwell's online reach is significant. "Our website…
Dwell CTs Return to Normal
This past Sunday Dwell celebrated going “back to normal” at its Central Teachings. It’s a great time to thank God for His faithfulness during a tumultuous and sometimes confusing time.
Throughout the pandemic, Dwell has worked to balance the need to be safe with the need for people to hear the Bible and enjoy time together. To that end we’ve seen both college and adult Central Teachings take many forms. When COVID restrictions first hit, Dwell moved to an all…
New Class on Paul's Way of Discipling
Summer is a great time to take a Dwell class. Doug O'Malley will be teaching a 3 week class, “Paul, the Disciplemaker,” starting July 14th. The class looks at Paul's discipleship ministry and the insights we can glean for our own discipling ministry. You can register for this and other Dwell classes at this link.
Doug shares more with us about this class:
What led you to create it? I'd wanted to keep improving as a…
Renegade Plans for Summer Camp, Reconnects with Kids
Dwell’s Renegade ministry is looking ahead, planning for its summer camp, working to re-connect with families it served pre-COVID, and expanding to new families.
Renegade serves kids in low-income urban neighborhoods, working to meet their spiritual needs, as well as some of their families’ physical needs. Before COVID, Renegade offered weekly Bible study meetings at three different locations--the south side, Linden, and “43229,” near Dwell’s Main…
Dwell Offers Support for Young Adults in Grief
By John Montgomery, Dwell Grief Ministry
Over the past 15 years, the Dwell Grief ministry has grown and expanded, offering various workshops and support groups to help people of all ages who are in grief.
The Good Grief group provides support, comfort and understanding for high school, college, and young adults who have lost a friend or family member. This group meets to discuss the ways in which such loss continues to affect our lives…
Big Change for Dwell Classes
After holding classes for over a year on Zoom, Dwell is moving back to an in-person format for all its classes, starting with Summer Quarter. You can see what's available and register at this link.
Equipping Division Coordinator Pat Reeder says they initially planned to wait until August to move to in-person classes. But he says recent changes to COVID orders and the high numbers of Dwell members getting vaccinated gave them confidence to make the move…
Akili Secures Permanent Home
After months of praying, searching, and negotiating, Akili Christian High School now has a building of its own, with plans to start classes there this upcoming July.
The new space is in Franklin University’s Phillips Hall downtown. Akili Principal Ari Adkins says the location is ideal for many reasons, and the building itself is already equipped for classes--desks, chairs, and IT equipment--since it used to serve as Metro High School’s space.…
New Main Campus Tents Adds Gathering Space
If you drive by Dwell’s Main Campus, you’ll notice something new: 2 large tents side-by-side on the north side of the large parking lot. The tents expand Dwell’s sheltered outdoor space in a cost-effective way, meeting both a short and long-term need.
The 2 tents together provide space for over 300 socially distanced seats and, when COVID guidelines are lifted, space for over 600 people sitting closer together. Operations Division Coordinator…