Church Innovations has a habit of text dwelling, as they describe it. Whenever they meet — whether it be as a staff, a work team, or a training group — they will spend the first 20 to 30 minutes dwelling on a particular scriptural passage.
Most of this time they devote to one particular text, Luke 10:1-12, a mission text in which Jesus sends 70 people out in pairs with basic instructions, and they are dependent on receivers’ hospitality. This practice has been shared with several other congregations, small groups, and organizations.
June 14-16, Church Innovations will host The International Dwelling in the Word Festival, gathering together an ecumenical group of church leaders, both lay and ordained, in a festival dedicated to the practice of spending time with scripture. Local and global faith leaders will spend three days celebrating the transformational power of reflecting together on God’s word. more »