Change the way you think about community.
Rooted is a pathway to strengthen your connection with God, the church, and your purpose.
Designed to be more than “just another curriculum,” Rooted challenges you to put to action the things you learn within community.
In addition to the daily rhythm of individual reading and reflection, you will experience prayer, service, and celebration as a group. Rooted is for everyone, regardless of background and experience. Join Rooted for a 10-week life changing experience.
Find community. Grow spiritually.
Each week the Rooted material asks thought provoking questions, guides our groups in conversations, and pushes us to go deeper as we strive to see God as he really is. The beauty is, you aren’t alone in that journey.
At its core, Rooted helps us understand rhythms of following Jesus. Whether you have been following Jesus for decades, or question whether he is even real, Rooted is a safe place to learn.
For anyone, wherever you’re at.
We believe Rooted is for every living, breathing, human on this earth. Rooted is for the weary, strong, lonely, connected, seeking, found, hurting, and purposed. Rooted is for the seeker, spectator, follower, and friend of Jesus.
Whether you know Jesus and have followed him for decades, or you just accidentally found yourself reading this, Rooted is for you!
Expect the unexpected.
10 weeks — Groups of 10-15 meet once a week, for just ten weeks to dialogue over insights and questions prompted by the material.
Daily Reading and Reflection — Each week guides you through five days of reading and reflection. As with everything, you get out what you put in. There truly is no “wrong” way to do this, just jump in and see what happens. Come each day expecting to learn more about yourself and God.
Prayer, Serve, and Celebration Experiences — Three times during the 10 weeks the group will take extra time to pray, serve, and celebrate together. All rich and rewarding experiences.
There’s space for you.
Rooted groups run three times a year: fall, winter, and spring.
Experience life change.
Join a Rooted Group at Willamette.
How do I register and what does it cost?
Registration is easy! Just click the “Register” button and follow the steps. The cost is $55/person to go through the course which includes all sessions, your workbook and other materials, and our Celebration Dinner at the end. This breaks down to only $5.50 per week!
Is there childcare available?
Child care is available for children aged 3 months-5th grade with registration, and is $30 a child for the full 10 weeks (or $3 a week per child!). This cost includes a healthy snack consisting of apples, carrots and chips. If your child has dietary restrictions and is not able to partake in this menu, we ask you to pack a snack for him/her individually. Of course, please leave the peanuts/peanut butter at home.
Can my Home Community go through Rooted?
Yes! Rooted is strategically built to challenge and connect people in all walks of life, including those who are already in community. Here are some things for your group to know:
- Rooted Groups meet at the church for the 10 weeks of Rooted.
- Rooted Groups are made up of 10-15 people. If your Community Group is smaller, feel free to invite others to join, or we can prayerfully add people to the group.
- Rooted Groups are guided by a leader throughout the 10 weeks. If your Community Group has a leader we encourage them to apply to be a Rooted Leader here. During registration you simply request your leader!
Where will my Rooted group meet?
All Rooted groups meet at the church in their own classroom or space that the Rooted team reserves for you.
How will my Rooted group be chosen?
Our Rooted Team will prayerfully place people into groups. If you have a request to be with a certain person, please let us know upon registration.
What if I can’t make all ten weeks?
We realize that Rooted is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth it. Due to this belief, if you know you are going to miss more than 2 of the 10 meetings, we ask that you wait to register for Rooted. The ten weeks are a cumulative experience and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.
Will there be food provided during the weekly gatherings?
Though you are more than welcome to bring your own food, or even potluck with your Rooted Group, the Rooted team will not be providing food for your gatherings. This is with the exception of Launch night (refreshments and snacks) and the Celebration (full dinner).