We at Antioch Christian Church are committed to leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Rooted is designed to help you become rooted in your faith and live out the “7 Rhythms of Rooted” – daily devotion, serving the community, sacrificial generosity, freedom from strongholds, prayer, sharing your story, and celebration!
One of the most powerful aspects of Rooted is that it is for everyone! No matter where you are on your faith journey, those who are just starting out and those who have been following Jesus a long time can join together in the Rooted experience. Rooted is a set of facilitated discussions and experiences within a group designed to empower you to personally discover and become Rooted in YOUR personal faith!
We intentionally connect adults in similar seasons of life (young adult, blended adult, and empty-nesters). During the Winter session, we also plan to offer a women’s-only Rooted group on Wednesday evenings (this group will join everyone for the Rooted Launch on January 19, the Week 8 Large Group Gathering on March 8, and the Rooted Celebration on March 29).
Rooted will be offered three times a year beginning in the Fall (September), Winter (January), and Spring (April).
You can expect 10-15 people in a normal Rooted group. The size of the group often determines how much an individual can participate in discussions, and we want to be intentional about creating the best environment for individual growth in a group environment.
Yes! An existing group may continue meeting at their own time/location, as long as they attend the large group gatherings on Weeks 1 and 8 and the Rooted Celebration at the end. If the leader of the group is not a Rooted graduate yet, they may participate as a Rooted group member, and a Rooted Facilitator will be provided. It is our hope that every Rooted group becomes an ongoing Life Group, living out the seven Rhythms of Rooted.
Rooted graduates who have completed the application and have been approved by the Rooted pastor may facilitate a Rooted group. Contact Pastor Mark at 319-377-3410 for questions.
We plan to offer childcare for those participating in Rooted groups at Antioch. Existing groups who meet at a different time/location will be responsible for securing their own childcare arrangements.
Rooted is a 10-week journey plus a Celebration! Because Rooted is a holistic journey, the Rooted participant is asked to commit to at least 8 out of 10 sessions. There is also an additional Prayer Experience and a Service Experience. If you are unable to make this commitment, we simply ask that you come join us the next Rooted season you have available! More questions? Give us a call at 319-377-3410!
The entire Rooted experience costs $50 per individual (that’s $5/week and covers program costs). Everyone will be offered an opportunity to give towards the additional costs of childcare during the Rooted experience. Out of the generosity of other Rooted graduates and participants, scholarships are available if finances are a limiting factor.