If you’re following Jesus, you can’t sit still, you have to move!
If you’re following Jesus, you can’t sit still, you have to move!
Rooted will help you find and follow Jesus! It’s a 10-week small group experience designed to help you grow personally, relationally, and spiritually.
Registration for the Fall 2019 session of Rooted is currently closed. Registration for the Winter 2020 Rooted session will open mid-December.
Your Rooted group will be about twelve people plus two facilitators. You are given a workbook with short daily readings and reflection questions. This homework takes about 15-20 minutes a day for 5 days each week and is the basis for the discussion in your Rooted group. You’ll meet with your Rooted group once a week for 10 weeks to discuss what you’ve learned.
In addition to your weekly group meetings and homework, you’ll plan two additional experiences outside of your normally scheduled group meeting time. These will be a Prayer Experience during Week 3, and a Serve Experience during Week 6. Your group will schedule these experiences together during your first few group meetings.
All the groups meet at Life Center on Sunday afternoons at 1:00 or Tuesday evenings at 6:30.
Groups are formed primarily based on where you live in Spokane or the surrounding region.
Child care is available on Tuesday evenings only for children ages 10 and younger, at the cost of $25 per child for the entire 10 week session. Please indicate your child care needs on your registration.
If you have more questions about Rooted, see the FAQ section below.
We run Rooted three times a year: fall, winter and spring. If you can’t do it this season, aim for the next!
We will conclude this current Rooted session with a Celebration Dinner on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.
Registration for the Fall 2019 session is currently CLOSED. If you have any questions, please click the button below.
The Winter session of Rooted will begin January 21. Registration will open in mid-December.
BEFORE ROOTED …
I was busy and anxious. Today I am able to rest knowing God knows what’s best for me.
I doubted God could use me. Today I am being used by God!
I was unsure if God wanted me at Life Center. Today I am getting involved and volunteering.
I was attending this large church where I didn’t feel like I had a place. Today I feel like Life Center is my home church, and my Rooted group is like a family to me.
I was scared of who would be in my group, and scared to share things about myself. Today I feel like I can say anything in this group and not be judged.
I was disconnected and alone. Today I am feeling more relationally connected and open to God’s connections.
I was looking for new friends and a new church family. Today I found many new friends and a church family that has welcomed us with loving arms.
I was skeptical about Rooted. Today I have new friends, who I felt intimacy with right away.
I was searching for a way to connect at Life Center. Today I have found a small family within a huge congregation.
I wasn’t sure if I needed a Rooted experience. I had participated in several different groups at Life Center over the years and figured I had experienced it all. Today I Rooted has been a wonderful and needed experience.
I was skeptical that the content of Rooted was too simplistic and basic. Today I am super impressed by the excellent content. Rooted is way better than I thought.
I had no interest in Rooted. I thought I knew all I needed. Today I realize how wrong I was, and my understanding is much deeper.
I did not want to do Rooted, but I did it for my wife. Today I can’t wait to go to Rooted on Tuesdays and am getting a lot out of it.
I was not connected to a lot of people my age. Today I have gained 12 really good friends.
I was standing still in my faith. Today I am moving forward with a firm faith.
I was really struggling in my marriage. Today I have a group of strong friends to lean on. Rooted saved my marriage!
I was feeling discouraged and very lost. Today I feel strong and protected.
I was broken, alone, sad, confused, and angry. Today I am hopeful.
I was curious about God and longing for a deeper relationship. Today I am fulfilled, motivated, and renewed!
I had a very basic relationship with God. Today I am excited about my faith for the first time in my life.
DATES AND TOPICS
Week 1 – What is Rooted?
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?
Week 7 – How does God view Money?
Week 8 – Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Week 9 – Why is the Church Important?
Week 10 – Discipleship
You’ll also meet for two additional experiences focused on connecting with God through prayer and connecting with people through service.
Rooted groups are formed primarily based on your geographic location in Spokane or the surrounding region. So if you live up north, in the Spokane Valley, or on the South Hill, you’ll be placed into a group of people who live near you. Your location takes precedence over your age or marital status when groups are formed, so you’ll likely end up in a group of mixed ages and stages of life. We’ve found that these groups are the most exciting, so this is our default group type.
We recommend that Rooted participants not miss more than two meetings for two reasons. First, if you miss three or more weeks, you will not get the full experience. Second, your group will be affected. You will miss out on things that are shared, which will affect the group dynamic when you return.
We have three sessions of Rooted each year, so we recommend sitting down with your calendar before you register. If you know you will miss more than two of the weekly group meetings, consider joining a following session.
Rooted costs $50 for an individual. This covers the workbook, a catered meal at the Celebration, snacks on Launch Night and Week 7, some swag items for participants, and gifts for group facilitators. It helps offset facilitator’s costs, including books and weekly meals, and administrative costs like print materials, pens, table rentals, etc.
Yes, partial scholarships are available based on need.
In an effort to remove every obstacle that could prevent you from attending we have onsite child care services available for children 10 years of age and younger on Tuesday evenings only. Child care costs $25 per child for the whole session. All child care is provided by paid employees who have completed necessary background checks. Please register each child in addition to yourself.
Rooted is for everyone! Groups thrive when they have a broad spectrum of faith and church experience. Whether you’ve been a Christian your whole life or are still exploring faith in Jesus, we believe Rooted will impact your life and your faith journey.