Who We Are
Dwell Church is a growing gathering of New Yorkers exploring the life of God in community. Our vision is simple: connecting the Mission of God to the Bowery. That means that we both encourage people to be in relationship with God but are also fully engaged in serving our neighborhood. We started meeting in an apartment in September of 2011 and launched public worship on April 15, 2012. Some of us have been Christians for a while and others are investigating Christianity for the first time. Many of us live in the neighborhood of the Bowery but others commute from Brooklyn, Queens or uptown. We have a strong sense of internal community but also enjoy reaching out to serve the neighborhood and city.
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KatieMy connection to Dwell Church was seamless. I was looking for a new church, I was in a show at the theatre, I fell in love with the service in the theatre on a Sunday night, and I stuck around. Here there is room for creativity, connection, deep thinking, swaping stories, growing faith, and building relationship. The music is simple and leaves room for adoration to Jesus. If you are interested in meeting up with us, please feel free to reach out to me or anyone in our group.
StephenDwell is a community of believers which seeks to live out a Gospel-centered community in the heart of the city. Worship services rethink and transcend the traditional once-a-week norm, with the goal of reinstituting a deliberate habit of fellowship among believers. Members share meals with each other, play together, and come to discuss Scripture and its intersection with the needs of the immediate community. Pastor Pete has a vision for the Bowery, with its demographic bookended by the very rich on the one hand, and the very poor on the other. I definitely recommend Dwell for those looking to exercise their faith in a way that impacts a community, as well as for those looking to plug into an authentic and non-showy group of believers.
SeanDwell is an awesome, new community. Pete and his team are a smart, laid-back and joyful community. God's doing great work through Dwell in the Bowery.
HanneDwell has been a wonderfully welcoming church in which people of all backgrounds can come together and work through the Bible, Christianity and their lives together. The church really has a heart for the community and serving those in the Bowery neighborhood, and it's a blessing to be a part of such a passionate community.
Kate-MarieDwell Church dwells among the people, us city dwellers. It is a church of the city and for the city. It doesn't simply meet on Sundays. At first, I didn't know what to expect (starting the church by meeting in an apartment), but it helped establish relationships, goals, and purpose - a purpose directed toward serving the Bowery where the apartment is located. It feels like a church reminiscent of Bible times. I'm excited to see it grow and continue to serve the community.
PeterDwell Church is a growing gathering of New Yorkers. We've been meeting since September, 2011. Some of us have been believers our whole lives and others are investigating Christianity for the first time. Many of us live in the neighborhood but others commute from Brooklyn, Queens or uptown. We have a strong sense of internal community but also enjoy reaching out. We volunteer every other week at a youth homeless program. We're currently in the pre-launch phase and will begin preview services in April 2012. Our vision: connecting the Mission of God to the Bowery. Our values: living the gospel, growing in prayer, loving the Bowery and genuine relationships.