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Beginning Sunday 9/23/2018; from 9:00 – 10:05 am.
Leader(s): Joel Morris
*See information below about Rooted
Sept. 18, 2018 | 5:30-7:30 pm | First Christian Church
Pre-registration is helpful | registration begins Sunday, August 26
“ROOTED is a 10-week spiritual formation experience designed to connect you with God, the church and your purpose in unexpected, life-changing ways.”
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 us find ourselves in God’s story. We want everyone to experience ROOTED!
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.
Did you know that people only remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, and 30% of what they see? But they learn 70% of what they discuss and 80% of what they experience. People used to read and listen their way to faith. Today, people grow faster and deeper in their faith when they talk, observe and experience life with others. That’s why ROOTED is so powerful.
ROOTED is an interactive experience – like a personal journey that deepens your connection with God, His Church and your purpose. In the course of 10 weeks, groups of 10-15 meet once a week to discuss what they learned from the week’s homework and delve deeper into what God has been saying to each group member. It’s amazing what happens when the group gathers and begins to honestly share. What God is doing in the group soon becomes the curriculum as the Holy Spirit works to guide, train, convict, comfort and encourage. This is often where transformation happens, as group members open up and share personal stories and feelings. They begin to hear different thoughts on topics they may have never considered or new ideas on subjects they thought they had previously mastered.
The groups share three experiences together outside of the group time – all designed to magnify, intensify and deepen the explored topics and to transform hearts and lifestyles through applying what has been learned and discussed. These experiences include fasting and prayer, serving those in need, and sharing the story of your faith journey. Finally, there is a celebration dinner for all ROOTED graduates, where everyone gets together to share stories of transformation, celebrate baptisms, and be commissioned to live their purpose.
Everyone. No matter where you stand in your relationship with Jesus at the beginning of ROOTED, there is always room to move forward. Those who have not yet committed their lives to Christ will receive answers to their questions and those who consider themselves Christ followers already will gain new perspective and depth of faith.
We must be honest – ROOTED is a significant commitment, but anything worth doing involves a certain amount of sacrifice. ROOTED is a 10 consecutive week commitment. Five days a week there is homework including daily readings, journaling thoughts on Bible passages and corresponding teachings, meditating on Scripture verses, and writing and praying intimate and personal prayers.
Cost is $25/participant. Includes study guide, group and experiences materials, and Soup/salad dinner from 5:30 – 6:00 pm.
Childcare is available for nursery by request
Join our ladies as they walk through 1 Thessalonians on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
Join the guys as they discuss God’s plans for them and for life.
Saturday’s at 8:00 am at the Subway on Sidney by the church.
2nd Saturday’s we meet at “That One Place” for breakfast fellowship.