THIS SEASON OF ROOTED STARTS JANUARY 27th

Have you ever wondered what God is really like and how you can communicate with him regularly? Maybe you wonder why churches exist and gather weekly? Are you looking for a better sense of purpose? ROOTED is a powerful starting point for answering each of these questions. That’s why we encourage everyone at Discovery to make experiencing ROOTED a priority. It’s the front door and the first big step to fully engage with our community and mission.

ROOTED is an 11-Week experience that develops a deep, lasting connection with God, the Church, and your purpose. It’s a catalyst for life-change, helping you find your place in the story of God. By introducing and developing 7 Rhythms, ROOTED guides you in establishing a transformational lifestyle.

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Middle School students will meet Sunday Nights from 6:30-8 PM at the Bechtolds home in Mars, the specific address will be sent out after you sign up. They will be using the specific ROOTED Students Edition, books, that have 3 days of daily meditation, and a couple of schedule changes.

FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

High School students will meet Sunday Nights from 6-8 PM at the Antonios house in Cranberry, the specific address will be sent out after you sign up. They will be using the regular ROOTED books that have 5 days of daily meditation, and follows the schedule of adults.

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The ROOTED Experience includes daily meditations, weekly group conversations, a prayer experience, an experience serving our community, and a final celebration. Just like anything worth doing in life, you’re going to get out what you put into it. It’s a high-commitment opportunity that asks you to invest your time, energy, and even some finances. The cost is $35 and includes a book, your facilitator(s) training and resources, & a meal at the celebration (which you will not want to miss). We also ask that you do your best to make as many gatherings of your ROOTED group as possible. If you expect to miss more than two, please consider committing to ROOTED during another season.

We will consistently offer ROOTED as an opportunity for anyone…whether they’re a part of Discovery or not…to connect with God, the church, & their purpose. If you can’t do it this Winter/Spring, we’d highly encourage you to consider ROOTED during an upcoming season.


MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHEDULE

The ROOTED Experience includes daily meditations, weekly group conversations, a prayer experience, an experience serving our community, and a final celebration. Here’s a brief overview of the basic time frame and crucial dates to fully engage ROOTED.

  1. LAUNCH NIGHT // January 27th*

  2. WHO IS GOD? // February 3rd

  3. THE BEST NEWS EVER! // February 10th

  4. HOW DOES GOD SPEAK TO US? PT. 1 // February 17th

  5. HOW DOES GOD SPEAK TO US? PT. 2 // February 24th

    & PRAYER EXPERIENCE**

  6. WHERE IS GOD IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING // March 3rd

  7. THERE IS AN ENEMY // March 10th

  8. HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY LIFE? PT. 1 // March 17th

  9. HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY LIFE? PT. 2 // March 24th

    & SERVE EXPERIENCE**

  10. WHY AND HOW SHOULD I TELL OTHERS? // March 31st

  11. CELEBRATION // APRIL 7th*

* The Middle School group will gather together on two Sunday evenings at the RLA for important elements of ROOTED. These will be Sunday nights from 6-8 pm. The Celebration will include a meal, at the other gatherings there will be light snacks.

** There are two experiences your group will organize around your regular group meetings. These are incredible opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Be sure to do your best to work around schedules or keep weekends open to take advantage of these opportunities.

HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE

The ROOTED Experience includes daily meditations, weekly group conversations, a prayer experience, an experience serving our community, and a final celebration. Here’s a brief overview of the basic time frame and crucial dates to fully engage ROOTED.

  1. LAUNCH NIGHT // January 27th*

  2. WHO IS GOD? // February 3rd

  3. HOW DOES GOD SPEAK TO US? // February 10th
    & PRAYER EXPERIENCE**

  4. WHERE IS GOD IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING? // February 17th

  5. THERE IS AN ENEMY? // February 24th

  6. HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY LIFE? PT. 1 // March 3rd

    & SERVE EXPERIENCE**

  7. HOW CAN I MAKE THE MOST OF MY LIFE? PT. 2 // March 10th

  8. WHY & HOW SHOULD I TELL OTHERS? // March 17th

  9. HOW DOES GOD VIEW MONEY? // March 24th*

  10. WHY IS THE CHURCH IMPORTANT? // March 31st

  11. CELEBRATION // APRIL 7th*

* The High School group will gather together on three Sunday evenings at the RLA for important elements of ROOTED. These will be Sunday nights from 6-8 pm. The Celebration will include a meal, at the other gatherings there will be light snacks.

** There are two experiences your group will organize around your regular group meetings. These are incredible opportunities that you won’t want to miss. Be sure to do your best to work around schedules or keep weekends open to take advantage of these opportunities.


FAQ

What is the difference between ROOTED and ROOTED for Students?
Rooted includes a book and asks participants to engage in a 15-20-minute reading that includes passages from the books of the Bible, engaging thoughts, and an opportunity to respond 5 days a week. Rooted for Students has similar engaging response but it is for 3 days a week.

What are the 2 outside experiences?
All Rooted groups will do a Prayer Experience and a Serve Experience. Each take about 1.5 hours. Your group will work to determine the best dates during the designated week.

Is ROOTED a Bible Study?
Rooted is not just a Bible study, but it is a group spiritual experience that will boost you toward a deeper and more meaningful life. It also provokes questions and conversations between imperfect people wanting to know Jesus better. It will launch each of us out of our comfort zones and into a life with Jesus unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.

Where did ROOTED come from?
There are many churches from many backgrounds using ROOTED to help shape the spiritual journey of people connected to their community. This is a recent, American edition, however, of a similar experience that started in Kenya. ROOTED is part of an international movement that finds its legacy dating back to the earliest churches in the world.

What is the attendance requirement? 
The 11-week Rooted experience is 13 total sessions; 10 on your normal selected group time, 2 outside experiences with your group and a final celebration that you can't miss. Rooted participants are asked to attend all outside sessions and miss no more than 2 weeks of the regular sessions.