Miami, Florida

Dweller - Miami

-- Miami, Florida

1 year term
Ages 19-30
DOOR

 

 

​Are you interested in spending a year:

  • Exploring the intersection of faith, calling, and social issues
  • Focusing on spiritual development
  • Engaging in vocational discernment
  • Learning about the urban church from local pastors and leaders
  • Sharing your gifts through a placement at a local agency or ministry
  • Experiencing other cultures while sharing your own with housemates and neighbors

Dwell gives you the opportunity for all these experiences and more!
If you are 19-30 years old and interested in dedicating a year to serving at an agency, growing your faith, and learning from housemates, neighbors, and local church leaders, then Dwell is the place for you!

A Dwell year will be stretching, joyful, challenging, and life-giving, sometimes all in one day. The Dwell experience will help you gain a sense of the vastness of God's kingdom and your place in it.
Dwell gives you the opportunity for all these experiences and more! If you are 19-30 years old and interested in dedicating a year to serving at an agency, growing your faith, and learning from housemates, neighbors, and local church leaders, then Dwell is the place for you!

A Dwell year will be stretching, joyful, challenging, and life-giving, sometimes all in one day. The Dwell experience will help you gain a sense of the vastness of God's kingdom and your place in it.

Program Features

  • Live with other Dwell participants in an intentional community house
  • Work at a local agency placement 32 hours per week
  • Community day once per week (includes Bible and book studies, service projects, story sharing, cultural events, city exploration, etc. planned by the local city director and Dwell participants)
  • Small monthly stipend
  • Housing, groceries, toiletries, and local transportation covered by program
  • Health insurance coverage, if needed
  • Multiple discernment, reflection, and learning retreats

The Miami Dwell Experience

  • A mix of cultures, languages, economic differences, class, and nationalities
  • Experiences, encounters, and discussions about homelessness, immigration, gentrification, human trafficking, and more
  • Faith development through book studies about spiritual disciplines, issues affecting local communities, and interfaith and ecumenical conversations
  • Community days include service projects, book reading reflections, visiting churches to meet pastors and leaders, watching movies or documentaries, going to museums, and more

Typical placements

  • Homeless shelter
  • Interfaith worker justice/immigration advocacy
  • Gun violence prevention program
  • Youth after school program/youth mentoring
  • Inner city school
  • Local church/outreach ministry
  • Neighborhood revitalization organization

​Qualifications

  • 19-30 years old (if you are outside of this range, contact us)
  • One (or more) year(s) out of high school. Some college experience preferred, but not necessary
  • Willing to be an active attender of a local church in your placement city
  • Able to fundraise $6,500 financial support. Financial assistance may be available.
  • Able to work at a local agency for 32 hours per week
  • Willing to commit to the Dwell community and the full year program



 Program info

 

 

DOORDOOR<p>​<strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​See the face of God in the city</strong></p><span><div class="sqs-block html-block sqs-block-html" data-block-type="2"><div class="sqs-block-content"><p>DOOR is a gateway for encountering the city through the eyes, ears, and heart of God. We are dedicated to providing life-changing experiences for our participants rooted in relationship and solidarity with local communities and neighborhoods. All of our programming grows out of a commitment to mutual respect and thoughtful reflection.</p></div></div><p><span><span>Ages 13–30</span></span><br></p><p><span>Short-term group experiences, internships, and year-long community-based service.</span><br></p></span>

 Program site

 

 

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