ROOTED GROUPS

The Rooted Experience fosters connection with God through Christ, connection with the church community and connection with your purpose. It’s an opportunity to see how your story interacts and is interwoven into God’s epic story. During this weekly gathering, groups will share life on a deeper level through readings, journaling, and prayer.

In the course of 10 weeks groups will share three experiences together outside the group: prayer, sharing your story, and serving. Our hope is through these experiences a new sense of community with our church, intimacy with God, and provoking change in the world by loving God and loving people.

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A CLOSER LOOK

Week 1  – What is Rooted

Objective: Introduce the Rooted experience, get to know your group members, explain the expectation and structure of the upcoming weeks, and begin to schedule the prayer and serve experiences.

*Rooted Covenant

* Scripture – Acts 2:42-47

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Week 2 – Who is God?

Objective: The focus this week is on God, HIs creation, and what happened to it, and His plan for redemption.

* Scripture – Romans 8:1-2

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Week 3  – How does God speak to us?

Objective: Discuss whether or not people have heard God speak to them and explore ideas about how to know Him better.

* Scripture – Ephesians 6:17-18

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At this leg of the group’s journey, each member will participate in a two hour group prayer experience.

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Week 4  – Where is God in the midst of suffering? 

Objective : This week is focused on surrendering to a good and gracious God, following Him, and holding on to faith during bad times as well as good.

*Philippians 4:6-7

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Week 5 – There is an enemy 

Objective : The focus this week is on the enemy and the enemy’s influence on our lives, to recognize and break strongholds, and experience freedom in our identity in Christ.

*Colossians 1:13

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Week 6 – How can I make the most of my life God has given? Part 1

Objective: The focus is on learning the heart of Jesus, how to desire that kind of heart and put that desire into action.

*Ephesians 2:10

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At this leg of the group’s journey, each member will participate in a group serve experience in our community.

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Week 7 – How can I make the most of my life? Part 2

Objective: The focus this week is on discovering and developing God-given gifts, in order to move into a rhythm of service in our community and throughout the world.

*Matthew 25:40

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Week 8 – How does God view money? 

Objective: The focus this week is on gaining insight into God’s provision, managing His resources, and living a God honoring rhythm with money.

*Matthew 6:19-21

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Week 9 – Why and how should I tell others?

Objective: The focus this week is to better understand the need of our damaged world for the restorative power of Jesus Christ and how our story of faith can bring about that desired healing.

*1 Peter 3:15

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Week 10 – Why is the church important? – August 19

Objective: The focus this week is to understand that we are designed to be a part of a church body, belonging, growing, serving, and worshipping within it. Gaining insight into the symbolism and importance of baptism and communion.

*Hebrews 10:24-25

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