ROOTEDOur Winter 2020 session starts January 12. Registration opens Sunday, November 3rd. Rooted is a 10-week discipleship journey designed to launch you into a Grow Group. You’ll join in conversations and interactive experiences with a group of 10-12 people that will help you connect to God, the church, and your purpose. Register Now
Winter 2020 Schedule
Starts January 12th, 2020
Greencastle Christian Church
Week 1 – January 12
Week 2 – January 19
Week 3 – January 26
Week 4 – February 2
Week 5 – February 9
Week 6 – February 16
Week 7 – February 23
Week 8 – March 1
Week 9 – March 8
Week 10 – March 15
Celebration Night – March 21 at 5:30pm
If these dates don’t work for your schedule, check back in August for our Fall 2020 session starting September 20th.
*Rooted is two parts: discussion and experience. During the ten weeks, your group will participate in both discussion-based and these action-based sessions:
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Rooted?
Rooted is a 10-week discipleship journey in groups of 10-12 people—starting January 12—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 Grow Group.
Where is Rooted?
We will meet at Greencastle Christian Church.
Is there a cost?
Yes, the cost is $20/person. This fee will help offset the cost of your participant guide 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 email Sam Draper to discuss your situation.
Will childcare be provided?
You bet! Childcare will be provided on-site for children up to 5th grade.
What if I can’t be there every Sunday 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 January 12. 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 Sam Draper 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 Grow Group, which is probably the biggest difference.
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 Grow Group. We believe the best way to learn to become like Christ is in community with other believers. This is what a Grow Group is all about. It’s not required that you’ll continue, but statistics show that almost all Rooted groups continue to become Grow 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 birth the group into an ongoing Grow Group. If you are both seeking a Grow 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 Grow Group. If at all possible, we strongly encourage couples to experience Rooted together.
Will Rooted be offered more than one time?
Yes. We plan to offer Rooted 2 times per year. Updates will be posted on this page.
I have more questions. Where do I go for answers?
Feel free to email Sam Draper with any questions you may have.