Here is an opportunity for you to become a better disciple! This opportunity is called ROOTED. In Rooted, individuals establish firm roots in the Truth of God’s Word through personal study and then come together to discuss what they’re learning in a space where they are safe and known.
During the 10-week experience, you will go through various individual exercises (reading, prayer, journaling) and then meet weekly in groups to talk about what you have learned. Rooted is a journey for people in every life stage, wherever they are on their walk with Christ. The weekly readings teach us what it means to be a disciple of Jesus through an experiential model built on foundational elements of Christianity such as Scripture, prayer, worship, generosity and service.
Rooted is NOT just another curriculum to go through! It is a community experience, where people practice seven rhythms essential to a healthy relationship with Jesus. It becomes a catalyst for life-change.
Rooted provides opportunities to love God, love people in the church community, and serve the world in tangible ways.
It is a personal journey challenging you to deepen your connection with God, the Church, and your purpose in the big, epic story God is writing through human history.
Rooted provokes questions and conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.
This study is ten weeks long and the cost is $35 for your study guide, materials, scholarships, and a celebration event. It is our desire that nobody would ever be unable to attend Rooted due to financial limitations. There are a limited number of scholarships that are available. We will do our best to meet all the requests for scholarships. A maximum scholarship amount is 50% of Rooted cost.
Your portion of the registration fee will need to be paid to complete registration prior to the event. Rooted registration fee can be paid at the GO Cafe.
Spring Rooted Experience: February 3 - April 7, 2019
When will the next Rooted session be offered?
The next season of Rooted will start Sunday, September 9, 2018.
Is Rooted for ‘new Christians’ or ‘seasoned Christians’?
Both. Rooted is a curriculum designed for all people. It will help the new Christian learn what it means to follow God and it will challenge the seasoned Christian to deepen their walk with God.
Where are Rooted groups held?
Rooted groups are held at Ringgold Church
Is there homework?
Rooted includes a book and asks participants to engage in a 15-20-minute Bible reading, devotion, and response 5 days a week. It’s an accessible and meaningful way to grow during the Rooted experience!
Can I sign up with a group of people for Rooted?
You can sign up with a group of people for Rooted. However, please be aware we must limit our Rooted groups to 14 people in each group. For example, if your small group has 8 people, we will be adding 6 more people to the group in order to fill it up.
Can my small group do the Rooted curriculum?
One of the requirements of Rooted is that the facilitator has participated and completed a Rooted group. If you have completed the Rooted curriculum in group setting, you can take your small group through it at one of the specified times.
Is childcare available?
One advantage of having our Rooted groups at Ringgold Church is that we can offer excellent care for children of Rooted participants at select times. Childcare is available for the 11 weeks of normal group time. Childcare is not available for the 2 outside experiences (prayer & serve). When registering, please make sure childcare is offered during the selected time.
What is the attendance requirement?
The 10 week Rooted experience with your group and a final Celebration that you can't miss. Rooted participants are expected to attend all rooted experiences and miss no more than 2 weeks of the normal group time.
What if I miss more than 2 of the normal group times?
The Rooted experience is so important that you will be asked to withdraw from the current session and register for the next.
What is the cost of Rooted?
Registration cost is $35/person, which includes materials and a meal at the Celebration.
What is the cost of childcare?
Free, on-campus childcare is available.
What if I am unable to pay the $35 fee?
We realize the cost is an investment for all participating. To keep it affordable, the cost is about $3.50 per week for an individual to participate. If you have a need, please click on the Scholarship Assistance button during registration.
Do I have to pay the full $35 upfront?
If there are extenuating financial concerns, we are happy to consider your needs and have a discussion with you.
Why is the a cost to attend the Rooted Experience?
The $35 for your study guide, materials, scholarships, and a celebration event.
What is the ideal group size?
The ideal Rooted group size is 10-12 individuals per group.
Who will be facilitating Rooted groups?
Rooted groups are facilitated by individuals or couples who have already experienced Rooted.
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If I have more questions, who can I contact?
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