Beyond a program, seminar, or small group, Rooted is a catalyst for life change. Rooted provokes questions, conversations, and beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences that are designed to help you find yourself in God's story.
Welcome to Rooted and the next chapter of your story. Our goal for this experience is for you to deepen your connection with God, His church, and your purpose in the epic story He is writing through human history. You will begin to see God in new ways and hear His voice in surprising places. In a world that can be fragmented, isolated, and empty, Rooted allows you to experience a different way of life: community, intimacy, and generosity. Through this experience we hope you will be emboldened to live out your calling as a radical follower of Jesus. The word radical comes from the Latin root "radix," meaning "a root." By rooting ourselves in God's Word and His truths, we have a firm foundation on which we love the world.
Rooted is a significant commitment. We want to be up-front about that, but anything worth doing involves a certain amount of sacrifice. During the 10-week experience, you will go through various individual exercises (daily Bible and commentary reading, journaling, and prayer) and then meet weekly in your groups to talk about what you have learned. You will be surprised what happens when your group gathers and begins to honestly share. What God is doing in the group soon becomes the curriculum as the Holy Spirit moves people to open up and share personal stories and feelings. This is where transformation happens.
There are three additional experiences designed to deepen some of the areas we explore. We'll pray and fast together, share our faith and serve together. On top of these experiences, we'll also discuss where we are in our journey with Jesus. No matter where you stand in your relationship with Jesus at the beginning of Rooted, there is always room to move forward. For some of us that may mean deciding for the first time to follow Jesus and/or getting baptized. For others it will mean letting go of the things of this world to follow His call more courageously. These kinds of defining moments will mean your life will never be the same. After our 10 weeks together we'll join with other Rooted Groups to celebrate the journey.
Come with an open heart and mind, and see how God will surprise you!
Our next session of Rooted Groups will meet on Tuesday nights beginning August 21, 2018.
Rooted is for everyone. If you are married, we strongly encourage you to participate in Rooted Groups as a couple. In order to get the most out of Rooted, we ask that participants do not miss more than 2 sessions. Each session is unique and builds on each other, so when participants miss a week, they miss a lot! The group also suffers when participants are not there. If you know you will not be able to attend at least 8 of the weeks, we recommend participating in the following session which will start in January 2019 on Monday nights.
The cost is $35 per person. Childcare provided.
For more information, please contact Lindsey Harden