ROOTED is a 10-week transformational Life Group experience. ROOTED will deepen your connection with God, His church, and help you find your unique purpose in the epic story He’s writing throughout history.
Think of ROOTED as your own journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His church, and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing.
“ROOTED is about connections – connecting with others in a journey of faith. Together we discuss God’s truths about Himself, the Church, prayer, service and generosity. The ROOTED experience surprises us with fresh insights on eternal matters!”Ron Prentice | Pastor, Rooted Grad
“The ROOTED experience has changed the direction of my life. God has used ROOTED to call me out of an apathetic church existence and into a mindset of intentional service. I am now committed to experiencing the fullness of God’s plan for my life!”Trent Shirk | Rooted Grad
“Before ROOTED I had been feeling discontent about my relationship with God. By the end of the study I found a new passion for living my life for Jesus in everything I do. ROOTED is more than just a good Bible study – it is a new experience that will challenge and grow anyone!”Jonathan Reider | Pastor, Rooted Grad
ROOTED launches 3 times a year – Fall, Winter and Spring. ROOTED Groups are offered on Thursdays and Saturdays at our Yorba Linda Campus and Sundays and Wednesdays at our Orange Campus. This study is 10-weeks long and costs $35 for your study guide, materials and a celebration event.
Each ROOTED participant must register at friends.church/rooted and pay $35 to cover the cost of a ROOTED book and other group-related materials and activities. We recognize $35 might be a challenging expense, and therefore have limited scholarship funds available. Please contact Jen if you are interested in receiving assistance.
If you’re not currently in a small group, you will be placed in a newly created ROOTED group. Our staff will seek discernment in assigning people to a group and a leader. When we have followed this process in the past, we’ve seen God do what only He can do in providing the right blend of group members and leaders.
At our Yorba Linda Campus, ROOTED groups will meet on Sundays at 10:30am and Wednesdays at 7:00pm, depending on the day you choose, on our church campus.
If you’re currently in a group, your leader will distribute your book, provided that you have registered for ROOTED. If you are joining a new Rooted group, you will receive a book at your first session.
Yes. You’ll discover that each ROOTED group will unpack, discuss and apply the weekly content in a unique way. For instance, a same gender group’s interaction with the material will often be distinctly different than a mixed group’s experience.
No. Please only register for ROOTED once. On the registration space provided, indicate the names of both group leaders. Also, it might be helpful for you to let both group leaders know that you will be participating in two groups.
ROOTED is not another Bible study. It’s not a typical discipleship program. This material originally came from Africa, where it had a transformational effect. The title was “Mizizi” – Swahili for “Roots”. It was developed by, Pastor Muriithi Wanjau of Mavuno Church in Nairobi, Kenya. It is unlike most programs or studies; it’s an experience and a journey. It will involve 5 days of short homework preparation each week – writing prayers to God, journaling, listening and challenging one another to grow in new ways. If you’re willing to invest in this completely, your perspectives may be completely transformed.
Because this is a listening and journaling experience, it is essential that you do your own reading, praying and writing. Having your own “guide” on this adventure will be essential. Buy your own book, invest your time and see what God might do to surprise you.