2013 International Dwelling in the Word Festival

Dwelling in the Word – the spiritual practice of deep listening to the Word of God and to one another over time – is happening in places all over North America, southern Africa, Europe, and the UK. Church Innovations will bring folks from all these areas together for a weekend, and we want you to join us!

Come and Dwell in the Word with folks from many countries, many perspectives, and many histories in Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 14-16, 2013. We want to hold a place for you to come and be filled and empowered to Dwell in the Word in vibrant new ways. There will be food, some major speakers, a concert, and special panels to talk about how Dwelling helps groups of various sizes and purposes focus on God’s call to them: large assemblies, congregational small groups, youth and their parents, and even children! Come refresh and energize one another as we share our stories and learn from folks who are Dwelling in the Word in in many ways.

Save by registering now: if you register by Tuesday, June 4, 2013 the price is $249 per person, after that date the price increases to $299 per person.

Save by registering a group: if you register 5 or more people the rate goes to just $199 per person - that's like paying for 4 and the 5th comes free. The special group rate ends on Friday, June 7, 2013.

  4:00 p.m. Friday June 14 - 1:00 p.m. Sunday June 16, 2013  
  Twin Cities, Minnesota - our hosts will be three different west metro churches, starting at Wayzata Community Church on Friday evening; Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth on Saturday; and Maple Grove Lutheran Church and Christ's Community Church on Sunday. Worship on Sunday morning is planned for the Town Green of the City of Maple Grove, MN.  
  We have finalized the list of panelists for the festival. Please click here to view a short introduction to them.  
  In addition to learning more about the process of Dwelling in the Word, festival participants will receive a copy of the Dwelling in the Word Handbook, four meals, worship on Friday evening and Sunday and a concert by Jim Johnson on Saturday evening.  
  Click here to download a schedule of events (.pdf).  

Registration fee: $249 per person through Tuesday, June 4, 2013 ($299 per person thereafter); if you're bringing 5 people or more, the cost is $199 per person. Please contact us directly for more information about the special rate for 5 or more people. The group discount ends on Friday, June 7, 2013.

  Please click here to visit the registration page  

Lodging is not included in the registration fee, however we have reserved a block of rooms at the local Comfort Inn (Plymouth, MN) at a discounted rate of $79/night for the Dwelling Festival. Book by June 7 to qualify for the discounted rate. Please contact them by telephone at (763) 559-1222 and ask for the "Church Innovations" rate to receive the discount.

Additionally, festival participants can book rooms at the

Association Free Lutheran Bible School
3134 E Medicine Lake Blvd
Plymouth, MN 55441

Dormitory rooms with shared bathrooms are available for $25/night and most rooms may be shared by up to two people. A few larger rooms are available; inquire for more information. Guests must bring their own pillows, bed linens and towels. Please book your room before June 1, 2013 by calling Liz McCarlson at 605-881-1597.

  If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Caroline Acosta at Church Innovations at 651-644-3653 or 888-223-7909.  
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