Dwell's LTC Classes Resume After COVID Break
After pausing its Leadership Training Class (LTC) for a year, Dwell has resumed the foundational class, determining it can now be done safely, in-person. Over 200 people are taking the class this spring.
While Dwell has been offering other classes by Zoom, Equipping Division Coordinator Pat Reeder says remote learning just doesn’t work for this critical class. “LTC has a lot of discussion and is also 3 hours long. The sphere leaders determined…
Making God’s Truth Fun: VBS Returns to Dwell This June
Registration is now open for Dwell’s VBS--Vacation Bible School--sharing the love of God with kids preschool through 3rd grade. The format will be modified a bit to accommodate COVID safety, but the focus remains on helping children understand God’s grace and love through crafts, activities, music, and teachings.
This year’s VBS will be June 21st-25th, from 9:00-11:30 am each day, and will be primarily outside. Claire Howard with VBS says the emphasis is on…
Register Your Child Now for TNT Camp
Registration is now open for TNT Camp, Dwell’s summer camp for kids in 4th and 5th grade, June 21st-25th. The camp offers a week of fun, engaging activities along with great teachings, and the chance to go deeper with meaningful discussion groups.
TNT Director Amy Cooksey says she expects kids will especially welcome the fun week together this summer. “After a long year of COVID we hope camp can bring out some fun, laughter, and…
Grief Ministry Offers New Workshop on Identity
By John Montgomery, Dwell Grief Ministry
On Wednesday, April 28th at 7:00 pm the Dwell Grief Ministry will offer a 90-minute Zoom workshop called Grief & Identity. This workshop is for those who have progressed through the initial grief following the death of a loved one and who are now searching to answer the question: “Who am I now?”
When we lose a loved one, we lose a part of who we are, our lives change. Roles as mother, father,…
Dwell's Medical and Vision Clinics to Re-Open
After being on hold for a year, Dwell’s medical and vision clinics are starting back up on May 3rd. They will return to their twice-monthly schedule—the first and third Mondays of the month. The clinic treats people who don’t have private insurance and aren’t eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, and are below the 200% poverty level.
Clinic Director Margo Shaw says, for a number of reasons, COVID made it impractical to keep the clinics open, including the…
New Book Based on Dwell Missionary's Experience
From the Dwell Missions Staff
Fall Like Rain, a novel by Nell Corbly, is based on a true story of life in Southeast Asia. This intimate look at the realities of Southeast Asia is written by a Dwell missionary under a pseudonym to protect the identity of those who contributed to the book.
Fall Like Rain follows the story of master’s student Sophy Seng, looking for a good resume builder, so she takes an internship in…
Calumet Middle-Schoolers Assemble Gift Bags for Seniors
“The gift bags were delightful! So kind of all of you to remember us.”
“Thank you for the thoughtful gift bags. It’s been a sad time for many of us but you and your students brightened our day. I am also so happy that you are teaching your students generosity and kindness.”
“It’s nice to know that people are thinking of us!”
“You obviously put a great deal of thought and effort into choosing fun and useful gifts. We had a great time…
Dwell Hosts New Police Fellowship Group
With the help and support of Dwell leadership, some members of Dwell have started a local chapter of the national group, Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers (FCPO). Through the group members of law enforcement enjoy regular time together, encouraging each other to see a relationship with Christ as the key to dealing with the stresses they experience through their jobs.
Dwell member Del Allen is retired from the Columbus Police Department and is the…
New Class on Abraham as a Role Model of Faith
This spring Dwell is offering a new 5-week class called Abraham: The Man of Faith, taught by Nick Hetrick. Nick shares with us about his burden for the class, which starts March 31st:
What is the class about?
We will study Abraham's biography through the lens of the New Testament's characterization of him as "the father of all who believe" (Romans 4:16). We will try to get a clear sense of what it meant for him to live by faith in…