Updates from Pastor Seth
September 2, 2020
Wow wow wow! What a year! There is not a single one of us who would have guessed this year would turn out the way it has! I am so thankful that even with so many changes and with so much uncertainty, we continue to serve a God who remains the same and continues His incredible faithfulness! I want to take a second to highlight just a few of God’s amazing works!
1. Through our online streaming on Facebook and YouTube we have been able to reach hundreds more people with the good news of Jesus who have been tuning in from multiple different states and countries!
2. The time spent apart from each other has highlighted all the more our need for each other! It has created a hunger within so many for even deeper connections and relationships! Many of our small groups have actually been meeting and connecting even more than before with the help of Zoom.
3. The Dwelling’s finances have continued to be blessed by the Lord with a slow and steady increase in giving. This has only continued to allow us to help meet the needs of those in our congregation and community who are struggling in this area.
4. There are dozens of real life stories right in our church where God has been working to refine and shape so many hearts and lives! He has been drawing some into further missions, helping others get out of addictions, giving courage to those who need to take the next spiritual step, and so much more!
5. Many have found this to be a time of renewed spiritual growth in the areas of spiritual disciplines. Many are reading their Bibles more, praying as families for the first time, enjoying creation by being outside and so much more!
Although there have definitely been challenges, God has continued to work so many amazing things these past 6 months! As we continue to step into the unknown we will continue just as we have been by taking prayerful next steps. God continues to be with us as He has promised so we have nothing to fear!
May the Lord continue to see our church fit to be used to expand His Kingdom for His glory!
The Lord bless each of you!
Seth Kunze
May 27, 2020
Hey Gang,
How in the world is everyone doing!? What an incredible past two months! Who would have thought this would be the year you could walk into a bank with a mask on, ask for money, and feel 100% comfortable with all of it!  🙂
As The Dwelling continues to take prayerful next steps into the future, there are a few super important items I would like to highlight as it pertains to plans for worship moving forward.
1. Jesus is still the King of the Universe. 🙂 None of this virus stuff is surprising Him or catching Him off guard. He continues to keep all of His promises to us and will continue to work all things for our good and His glory. Our God is on the move! (Romans 8:28)
2. Our mission and vision is still the same. We will continue to be a church that reaches out to disconnected people with the good news of Jesus. We will continue to be those who gather around the Word, and not only be those who hear the Word but also those who go and do it. (James 1:22)
3. We ask you to join in praying like crazy with The Dwelling’s leaders against Satan and his attacks, knowing that he would like nothing more than to bring disunity to the body of Christ. It will be so so important to be considerate, patient, and gracious to each other as we at times encounter different opinions or ways of thinking. We are in this together as a family. Don’t ever forget that. (John 17:20-21)
4. We will continue to take next steps. Rarely does Jesus give a super clear picture of the future and instead He often provides simply the next step. Our leaders will continue to meet, talk, seek wisdom, learn from others, pray, and do everything we possibly can to hear the voice of the Shepherd and take the next steps He calls us to take. (Psalm 119:105)
5. Keeping all of these things in mind, starting June 7th we will be providing a kind of “one church two ways of worshiping” as we move to take the next step of offering worship at our new location Embassy and Event Center as well as continue to offer Online livestream for those who feel uncomfortable coming back right away. We have attached some important Reopening Guidelines and would encourage you to read them over, especially as we all do our best to be on the same page. Some of you will read the guidelines and think “This is ridiculous” and others will look at them and think “Not enough”. Let’s be honest, there might not be “a best way to do it”, and this isn’t meant to give everybody what they want (this just isn’t possible) but instead at the end of the day we feel this is simply what God is calling The Dwelling to for the next step.
Thank you for your patience, understanding, and grace through all of this. I am so excited about the future of The Dwelling! I am so excited that Jesus promises that no matter what challenges we face in life, He will never leave us. The best is yet to come! Booya!
Seth Kunze
Pastor of The Dwelling
March 19, 2020
Hey y’all, just wanted to touch base with a quick update. Verse Psalm 46:10 is one I keep going to, “Be still, and know that I am God”. Wow! That’s good stuff!
After I have talked with other pastors, leaders, and our church leadership, our desire has been to come up with a simple plan as we move forward into the coming weeks. At this point, here are a few key points:

1. Worship will be live streamed on Facebook on Sunday mornings at 10:00am. After the live stream, it will be on Youtube as well. As always, people can “come as they are”…and now this can mean sitting in their underwear on their couch! 🙂

2. Daily bible reading plans will be available, one for families and a second for adults, starting this coming Sunday evening. We want to use this time wisely, allowing God to speak to us (gathering) and putting into practice those things He would be calling us to (going).

3. Many of our small groups will continue to meet through online platforms like Skype, Zoom, and FaceTime. Now is a great time to get plugged into a group to help build community during this time of isolation. You can sign up under the ‘Get Connected’ section on our website.
4. For those who support The Dwelling financially, now is a great time to be made aware of our online giving platform. 🙂 I know this isn’t preferred by everyone, but at this time, I know Jacqueline and I will be switching to online giving too. You can find our secure giving platform on our website under ‘Give’.
5. If you aren’t getting emails from us, please sign up on our website under ‘Get Connected’. Also, download our mobile app, and keep an eye on facebook and our website for updates and communication.
6. And lastly, please share any prayer requests you might have to our website under the ‘Get Connected/Prayer Request’ tab on our website. For any other pastoral care needs, please don’t hesitate to call me at (281) 299-1909 or shoot me an email at sethkunze@gmail.com.
I am so thankful for our God who is in control! I am so thankful for each of you! I am so thankful for how Jesus will work through all of this!
Seth Kunze
Pastor of The Dwelling