Dwelling in the Word

Dwelling in the word


A practice that helps churches thrive on four continents –

Learn it from us in our workshop.


  • It takes 20 minutes.
  • It keeps you in the same paragraph or two of scripture for months.
  • It makes you pay attention to what a stranger is saying to you.

These are three excellent reasons to dislike Dwelling in the Word.   These are also three great reasons to do  Dwelling in the Word in any group in which you want to listen deeply and form Christian community:

ministry planning teams

Christian Education boards

Children, Youth, and Family committees

church council, session, vestry, or trustees

In Africa, Australia, Europe, and North America, congregations that have learned the small and simple practice of Dwelling in the Word become amazingly aware of God’s presence and activity. It’s about listening for God in God’s Word and in the words of a stranger, listening so well you could be the voice of that stranger. It’s about emptying yourself and living in the view of another, just for an instant. A powerful instant.

Testimonials from congregations that use this practice

Testimonies (video and audio) about Dwelling in the Word

If you would like a committee, team, or group you work with to learn this simple spiritual practice, email Jason Misselt (jmisselt@churchinnovations.org).  We’ll tell you how you can schedule a Dwelling in the Word workshop and get started.