CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT DISCIPLESHIP
A 10-Week small group experience that kick starts church wide discipleship
What if you stepped into a new journey and experienced personal transformation? Rooted is a catalyst for life change where discussion is held in a small group environment, creating a safe space for biblical exploration and practical learning experiences. This is a place where you dive into the elements of Christianity, the Bible, the church, and what it means to become a follower of Jesus Christ. Rooted provokes questions, conversations, and beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences that are designed to help you find yourself in God’s story.
Rooted is a small group course that lasts 10 weeks, beginning September 12. The cost is $20.00, to cover the price of the book.
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.
Beyond a program, seminar, or life 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. 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 Christ. 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.
Throughout the course, we have included stories from great leaders and pastors from all over the world to broaden your perspective and challenge your understanding of the global Church. When we listen and learn from believers around the world, we gain a deeper understanding of the whole Gospel.
Rooted is a significant commitment. We want to be upfront about that, but anything worth doing involes 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 weeklly 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, 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 10 weeks together, we’ll join with all the other Rooted groups to celebrate the journey.
Come with an open heart and mind, and see how God will surprise you!
Who is Rooted for?
YOU! Whether you are new to church, or have been in church your whole life, Rooted will transform the way you live.
What are the upcoming dates for Rooted?
Can I lead a group?
To be a facilitator for Rooted, you must first be in a group as a participant and complete the 10-week session. Once you have completed your participation we have an application for you to fill out. To verify completion of participation and to receive an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What types of experiences take place?
What is the cost for participating?
There is a one-time fee of $20 per person. This includes your materials for the 10-week journey.
How do I get paired in a group?
You can sign up for the group of your choice when you register today!
What is the commitment?
Rooted is a significant commitment. We want to be up-front about that, but anything worth doing involves a certain amount of sacrifice. There is a cost for the study materials. To get the most of of this experience, our hope is that you make a commitment to attend all 10 sessions and participate in group discussions. If you cannot be there, group dynamics will be impacted. If you know you will miss more than two of the group meetings, we ask that you attend a different session of Rooted.
What topics does Rooted Cover?
Week 1 – Meet your group and get introduced to Rooted’s structure.
Week 2 – Who Is God?
Week 3 – How Does God Speak To Us?
Week 4 – Where Is God In The Midst of Suffering?
Week 5 – There Is An Enemy?
Week 6 – How Can I Make The Most Of My Life? (Part 1)
Week 7 -How Can I Make The Most Of My Life? (Part 2)
Week 8 – How Does God View Money?
Week 9 – Why And How Should I Tell Others?
Week 10 – Why Is The Church Important?
Where will my Rooted group meet?
Our facilitators are meeting both on campus at Capital and also in home locations. If you are needing childcare, we recommend that you choose a group that meets on the Capital campus. Once you have registered online, your facilitator will reach out to you to welcome you and give you further instructions.
When will I get my book?
If you register to be in a ROOTED group, you will receive your book at the Launch Night. We will hold the launch meeting on Sunday, September 8, at 6pm for all 2019 participants.
Can I participate in more than one Rooted group at the same time?
You are able to complete the Rooted experience over and over again as we roll out various rounds. However, we do not encourage being in multiple groups at the same time.
How is Rooted different than other Bible Studies?
ROOTED is not just another Bible study. It’s not a typical discipleship program. This material originally came from Africa, where it had a transformational effect. The title was “Mizizi” – Swahili for “Roots”. It was developed by, Pastor Muriithi Wanjau of Mavuno Church in Nairobi, Kenya. It is unlike most programs or studies as it is an experience and a journey. It will involve five days of short homework preparation each week which include writing prayers to God, journaling, listening, and challenging one another to grow in new ways. If you’re willing to invest in this completely, your perspectives may be completely transformed.
Can I share a book with someone?
Because this is a listening and journaling experience, it is essential that you do your own reading, praying, and writing. Having your own “guide” on this adventure will be essential. Buy your own book, invest your time, and see what God might do to surprise you.
Is childcare provided?
Childcare will be provided for those groups that meet at the church on Sunday mornings at the regular scheduled times.