What is Rooted?
Rooted is a 10-week journey for people in every life stage, wherever they are on their walk with Christ. It provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community, and your ultimate purpose in unexpected life-changing ways. The weekly readings will cover foundational elements of your faith: Scripture, prayer, worship, generosity and service.
Rooted is an interactive experience. In the course of 10 weeks, you’ll get together weekly with your group. You’ll talk about what God has been revealing to you as you go through the week’s readings, journal entries, and prayer. You’ll also learn from one another, and ask God’s Spirit to comfort, encourage, and guide each person. Your group will share two experiences together outside of your group time: Prayer and serving. After the last session, you’ll join together with all the other groups and celebrate how God is working to connect each of you with your passion, your purpose, and your community.
stories from our staff team…
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I’ve worked here for 14 years, and hadn’t met such good friends to share this hard journey called life with. . . we are each so grateful!
Loved my group. . . I was apprehensive at first, but even though we were all across a broad spectrum of life experience, we connected in our love for Jesus.
It forced me to establish an everyday, regular routine of sitting down without distraction to read, study, and pray.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between Rooted and Life Groups?
Rooted groups are an on-ramp to Life Groups. As you get to know the other people in your group, you’ll share important aspects of your life and journey together over the course of 10 weeks. Rooted groups that can commit to 10 weeks together, are already in a perfect place to start a new Life Group, and so we strongly advise that you try Rooted before joining an open Life Group.
How do I register and what does it cost?
Registration is easy! Once registration is open for the upcoming session, click on the link to register and follow the steps. The course cost is $20 per person, which includes all sessions, your workbook and related materials, along with the Celebration dinner at the end of the 10 weeks. I breaks down to just $2 a week!
Where will my Rooted group meet?
What if I cannot make all ten weeks?
Why do I have to pay?
Can I facilitate a Rooted group?
Can my small group participate in ROOTED together?
Yes, your small group can go through Rooted together! The most effective Rooted group size is 15, so if your group is smaller or larger, we may ask you to include others, or to form multiple groups in order to provide the best-possible experience. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how your small group can participate in Rooted together.
Is childcare available?
Childcare is available for children 0 yrs. – 5th grade onsite for the 3 Rooted Experiences (Launch, Prayer Experience, and Celebration). Once you register for Rooted, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register for childcare. Groups are encouraged to collaborate for childcare for offsite meetings.
When do I get my materials?
How will my Rooted group be chosen?
Our Rooted team will prayerfully place participants into groups of about 10-14 people. We group by age, marital status, and life stage. We form groups of 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 which 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.
Are there scholarships available?
Financial aid is available to help those who are experiencing financial hardship but want to be part of the Rooted Experience. If you are in need of a scholarship, please contact email@example.com with a brief description of why you are requesting financial aid. Our scholarship team will determine the scholarship amount awarded and you will be notified as to what was awarded to you. At that time, you can complete your registration process.
Hi, I’m Shawn.
My role here with First Christian is to help people take their next steps with Jesus.
I’m really excited to bring Rooted to FCC, because I’ve seen its power in my own life, in the life of my family, and in the lives of people I’ve walked through life with.
There is power found in the practices of Rooted. Power to grow spiritually deeper. Power to build better relationships. Power to break strongholds.
I hope that, by joining a Rooted group, and committing to 10 weeks of intentional time with its practices, that you will get to experience that power for yourself.