February 11th - May 6th
The Rooted experience redefines how people live life and view their relationship with God and others, giving context to what it means to be a part of something bigger. You will begin to see God in new ways, allowing you to experience a different way of life: community, authenticity and generosity. If you have been to Alpha, this is a great next step.
*Denotes that groups can either meet on Sunday evenings at the church or at other times at other locations later that week (planned by individual groups)
The dates below are when each topic will be covered in groups. Therefore, you should have that week’s homework read before the session. For example, to prepare for the group meeting on March 4, read all of the daily readings on “Where is God in the Midst of Suffering.”
2/11 – Session 1: Rooted Kickoff from 5-7p in the Barn (All Groups Together)
2/18* – Session 2: Who is God?
2/25 - Prayer Experience & Session 3: How Does God Speak to Us? Meet at Church, 4-7p at Church
3/4* – Session 4: Where is God in the Midst of Suffering?
3/11* – Session 5: There Is an Enemy
3/18 – NO ROOTED DUE TO WOMEN’S RETREAT
3/24 – Serve Experience – Starts Saturday Morning at Church, 8a-1p
3/25* – Session 6: How Can I Make the Most of My Life Pt 1
4/1 – NO ROOTED DUE TO EASTER
4/8* - Session 7: How Can I Make the Most of My Life Pt 2
4/15* - Session 9: Why and How Should I Tell Others?
4/22* – Session 10: Why Is the Church Important?
4/27-4/29 – Rooted Retreat @ Camp Kaluqua
5/6 – Rooted Celebration (All Groups Together)
Rooted is an interactive experience. In the course of 11 weeks, you will get together weekly with your group to talk about what God has been revealing to you as you go through the week’s readings, journal entries, and prayer. You will also learn from one another as the Holy Spirit works to comfort, encourage and guide each member.
Your group will share three experiences together outside of your group time: prayer, serving, and sharing your story. On the last session, you’ll join together with other groups for dinner and celebrate how God is working to connect each of you with your passion, your purpose, and your community.
Cost is $35 per person and includes the study guide and other materials, snacks, and the celebration dinner on May 6th. Scholarships are available. More information about Rooted Retreat costs will be coming soon. If you have any questions about these costs, please contact Dan Wolf.
Please note weekly dinner is not provided. However, sweets and coffee will be available on February 11th.
Childcare will be provided in conjunction with Funday School.
Rooted begins February 11th at 5:00 PM in the Barn (5804 Highway 17 South). After the first session, please note some groups will meet Sunday evenings at the church or at other locations during the week.