In January of 2022, I wrote an article on one of the best church resources I’ve ever seen. At that time, I shared about Rooted and how it offers a clear, transformational pathway for a disciple to become more like Jesus and make an impact in their church and community.
In the two years since I reviewed the Rooted resource, the Rooted Network has grown dramatically, expanding not only in the number of churches using Rooted, but also in the number of discipleship resources they offer.
I’m hearing from more and more pastors, across different denominations and church sizes, that Rooted has been instrumental in the growth of their discipleship groups and increased volunteer engagement, while significantly impacting the generosity of their people.
7 Rhythms of a Disciple
Grounded in Acts 2, the 7 rhythms are foundational to Rooted Network discipleship resources. When churches commit to practicing these disciplines together, they see growth and transformation in both individuals and their communities.
- Daily Devotion (Acts 2:42, 46)
- Prayer (Acts 2:42)
- Repentance (Acts 2:37-39)
- Sacrificial Generosity (Acts 2:44-45)
- Serve the Community (Acts 2:44-45)
- Share Your Story (Acts 2:14-36)
- Worship (Acts 2:26-28, 46-47)
New Studies from Rooted Network
On the Table answers big questions our culture is asking about Christianity. It helps you lead your church with grace and truth in a way that is easy to understand and share with others.
On the Table is a first-of-its-kind resource for individual and group discipleship, designed to cultivate ongoing spiritual growth throughout the year. Most uniquely, participants have the option to read a chapter OR stream a video of each week’s teaching, in addition to suggested Scriptures for daily devotion, a group discussion guide, and the occasional emphasis on a spiritual discipline. This flexibility to engage the content in various ways makes room for the time together to be focused on prayerful conversation where biblical truth is reinforced and applied rather than taught in the group setting. Like every Rooted Network resource, specific rhythms for life with Christ are highlighted.
In addition, the Deep Dive series is designed to immerse your people in the essentials of the Christian faith without overwhelming them, providing theological depth with a pastoral heart and leading your congregation to live out their faith. The Deep Dive Series comprises the following studies:
The Story of God explores the overarching, redemptive narrative of the Bible. The Image of God shares a beautiful, biblical understanding of human life, dignity, and worth, rooted in God’s original design. Theology and the Mission of God teaches core doctrines of the faith in an accessible and actionable way.
I’m thankful for this team and what they mean for the Church and I encourage you to consider how Rooted Network can support the discipleship ministry in your church context. Visit experiencerooted.com to learn more.
Posted on January 19, 2024
With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.
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