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our fall 2019 session starts Wednesday, August 21

Rooted is a 10-week discipleship journey designed to launch you into a Life Group.
You’ll join in conversations and interactive experiences with a group of 12-16 people that will help you connect to God, the church, and your purpose.

 
 
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The Creek's Rooted Experience

 
 


Here’s what some of your friends are saying:

I expected a deeper relationship with God, a better understanding of Scripture, a more powerful prayer life. I was so excited approaching this new chapter of our lives & the outcome did NOT disappoint! Our group is continuing on & we all feel God led us to our new friends.

I expected maybe a good lecture or study. However, what I received was more of a humbling experience, a deeper understanding of compassion needed for God’s children, even in the church.

I expected just another Bible study group. But this is way more than that.

I really wasn't sure what exactly to expect. I was a little hesitant when I heard we would form life groups with these people I didn't initially even know. I was amazed at how close I grew to them.

 

Fall 2019 Schedule

 

Starts August 21
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Franklin Road & Shelby Street Campuses
 

Week 1 - August 21

Week 2 - August 28

Week 3 - September 4

Prayer Experience*

Week 4 - September 11

Week 5 - September 18

Week 6 - September 25

Serve Experience*

Week 7 - October 2

Week OFF - October 9 (Fall Break Week 1)

Week 8 - October 16

Week 9 - October 23

Story Experience*

Week 10 - October 30

Celebration Night - November 2 at 5:30pm

If these dates don’t work for your schedule, check back for our Spring 2020 session.

*Rooted is two parts: discussion and experience. During the ten weeks, your group will participate in both discussion-based and these action-based sessions:

Prayer Experience
Throughout Scripture, we’re repeatedly reminded of the importance of intentional communication with God, individually and as a community. Your group’s prayer experience will help you foster a deeper relationship with God and learn ways to pursue the regular rhythm of prayer.
Time and location will be scheduled by your group.

Serve Experience
As followers of Christ, we’re invited to participate in the mission of God. Through this serving opportunity, you’ll experience Christ’s servant heart, focus on building relationships in another community, and encounter the needs of others.
Your group’s specific information will be provided by your group leader at a later date.

Story Experience
Our stories have the power to break down barriers of fear, miscommunication, isolation, and much more. How can you best overcome those barriers in order to share the story of your relationship with Christ?
Throughout your Rooted experience and specifically during week 9, your group will spend time praying and preparing for opportunities to share your own individual faith stories.

 
 

ready to take your next step into community?

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rooted?
Rooted is a 10-week discipleship journey in groups of 12-16 people—starting August 21—that helps you connect to God, the church, and your purpose. At the end of the 10 weeks, your group will have the option to continue as a Life Group.

Where is Rooted?
We will meet at our Franklin Road and Shelby Street campuses.

Is there a cost?
Yes, the cost is $40/person. This fee will help offset the cost of your participant guide, printed materials for participants and facilitators, and the Celebration night expenses. Scholarships are available.

How can I apply for a scholarship or give to the scholarship fund?
We want everyone to participate in Rooted and realize some can’t due to finances. If that’s you, you can apply for a scholarship right here. If you would like to give so that others can experience Rooted, you can give securely here.

Will childcare be provided?
You bet! Childcare will be provided on-site for children up to 5th grade. The weekly cost of childcare comes out to be less than $3/child. Childcare scholarships are available.

What if I can't be there every Wednesday night of the 10-week study?
We understand people’s schedules are busy and you may miss a night or two. However, we also understand that whenever someone isn’t present, the group’s dynamics are impacted. If you know you’re going to miss more than two nights, this round of Rooted isn’t for you (but we encourage you to consider attending the next session).

What if I need to cancel my registration?
No problem. We will offer full refunds up until Rooted begins on August 21. Since we base our materials and planning expenses on the total number of registrations, once Rooted starts refunds are no longer available. If you have registered and something has changed in your plans, email kimharvey@thecreek.org as soon as possible.

What makes this different than a Bible study?
It is quite a bit different. Yes, there’s group discussion centered on the truth of the Gospel. But Rooted is about more than just studying together. It’s about doing together, applying what you read each week, being vulnerable in discussions, serving, confessing, praying, and celebrating. Ten weeks is a short amount of time to spend with a group who start as strangers, but the level of intimacy that grows is hard to believe. And remember, this is a launchpad to connect you to an ongoing life group, which is probably the biggest difference. See a sample of the daily homework.

What if I’m already connected with a group/person? Can I experience Rooted with them?
Of course! Indicate their name(s) and request to be in the same Rooted group on the registration form (there’s a spot just for that). Because the design is to continue this discipleship experience in an ongoing Life Group, it makes sense to honor discipleship relationships that have been formed prior to Rooted. We will do our best to honor the placement preferences but cannot guarantee every request.

What happens after Rooted?
Your Rooted group is designed to be launched into an ongoing life group. We believe the best way to learn to become like Christ is in community with other believers. This is what a life group is all about. It's not required that you'll continue, but statistics show that almost all Rooted groups continue to become life groups.

What if my spouse and I want to attend but only one of us is available for this session?
The intention of Rooted is to berth the group into an ongoing Life Group. If you are both seeking a Life Group for discipleship purposes it will be best to go through Rooted together with the same group of people. We recognize that some family situations (e.g., child’s sleep schedule, work schedule) make it difficult for both husband and wife to participate in Rooted together. Even with the variety of scenarios and seasons some couples face we believe, in the long-run, both spouses will get to experience Rooted (even if it ends up being different Rooted sessions) and continue spiritual growth with others in a Life Group. If at all possible, we strongly encourage couples to experience Rooted together.

Will Rooted be offered more than one time?
Yes. We have already completed Rooted sessions and plan to offer Rooted 2-3 times per year. Updates will be posted on this page.

I have more questions. Where do I go for answers?
Feel free to email contact@thecreek.org with any questions you may have. 

 

Gotten your questions answered? It’s time to register!