Do you believe God has uniquely created you with a purpose and plan? What if you heard God speak and felt the love of Jesus in a profound way? Imagine yourself in a community of people who cared about you, listened to you and helped you grow. What if you stepped into the Rooted journey and experienced personal transformation?
“It was great practice in daily connecting with God, which in turn increased my dependence on God every day -- in the little moments and the big moments.” -- Jess WalkerRooted is a 10-week small group experience that will help you connect with God, the church, and your purpose. This experience starts with a workbook with five days of reading and journaling each week. At the end of the week, you will come together with your group and discuss what you have learned and read. In addition, you’ll grow in prayer and service through dedicated experiences. You will also learn concrete and easy ways to share your faith.
“Rooted helped me realize that my work has meaning and that God values doing good work even in a ‘secular’ field.” -- Bill GrasselFor some people, all of this will help you fall in love with Jesus for the first time. For others, this may reinvigorate a stale, dry faith. For everyone else, this is a great way to experience Jesus in new and fresh ways. At the end of the 10 weeks, we will gather together as six campuses in one location to celebrate what has happened over the weeks in Rooted.
“I have seen God at work in my life and in the lives around me. I have let go of past hurts. I have been learning to let go of my fears, worries, and anxiety. I have learned to be more confident in my faith and in sharing my faith. And I have gotten into a regular rhythm of spending time with God.” -- John HollenbergerThere is a registration fee of $30 (includes workbook). Limited scholarships are available.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Rooted?
Rooted is a 10-week discipleship program and a catalyst for life-change. It provokes questions and conversations and group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
2. How do I register and what does it cost?
Registration is easy! Once registration is open for the upcoming session, click on the Rooted session at your campus. The cost is $30 per person to go through the course, which includes all sessions, your workbook and other materials, and the celebration dinner at the end of the 10 weeks.
3. When do I receive my materials?
You will receive your workbook the first week of Rooted.
4. Is there childcare available?
Childcare for newborns through fifth-graders is available at no cost for those participating in on-campus Rooted groups. Spots are limited, and pre-registration is required. If the childcare option is not available, all spots have been filled.
5. Where will my Rooted group meet?
Weeks 1 and 8 will be held on-campus and the Rooted Celebration will take place at our Wexford campus. Rooted groups will meet on their own (on-campus or off) for weeks 2-7 and weeks 9-10. Please pay attention to this when registering.
6. What if I cannot make all 10 weeks?
We understand that Rooted is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth to invest in the entire process. If you know you are going to miss more than two meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of Rooted. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.
7. How will my Rooted group be chosen?
Our team will prayerfully place participants into groups of about 8-12 people. We typically group by age, marital status, and life stage, but also form mixed groups for all ages. We form groups for married couples, singles, women, men, and young adults. These groups ultimately depend upon the demographic of those who registered. A substantial amount of prayer and thoughtfulness goes into creating groups that we think will provide the best experience for all people who attend. While we do our best to honor requests when possible, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all friend or leader requests.
8. What is the difference between Rooted and Small Groups?
Rooted is the on-ramp to small group community. Your Rooted group at the end of the 10 weeks becomes your small group, and so we strongly advise that you go through Rooted before joining an open small group.
9. Are there scholarships available?
We believe that Rooted is such a life-changing experience that we want everyone to participate! We understand that the registration fee may be a burden for some and are happy to provide scholarships. Contact your campus staff to do so.