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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com with any questions you may have.