Grace Timonium

ROOTED

SPECIAL FALL 2022 SESSION

Connect with God, each other, and your purpose.

Rooted is a 10-week community experience designed to connect you to God, the church, and your purpose. Beyond a class, book, or bible study, Rooted is an opportunity to establish the essential rhythms of a healthy relationship with Jesus that leads to life transformation. Together, with a small group of people in an interactive environment, you’ll explore the Bible, engage in prayer and serve experiences, share stories, and unpack what you are learning in a safe space.

Rooted is a catalyst for life-change.

Rooted is being offered to the entire congregation on Tuesday evenings this semester (men’s, women’s, couples, and young adult groups are available). In addition, this Fall only, we will be offering a special Wednesday morning Rooted at church to serve our women’s groups better.

All Rooted small groups (both Tuesday and Wednesday) will meet together as a large group on the following dates:

Week 1 – Tuesday, September 13, from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Week 8 – Tuesday, November 1, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Week 10 – Friday, November 18, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

All Rooted groups will meet at Grace Fellowship Church

Questions About Rooted

How do I register and what does it cost?

Registration is easy! Choose either Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning for your small group and click the registration button above.  You’ll be guided through the next steps until your Rooted Experience begins. The cost for Rooted is $45 per person, which includes the Rooted workbook, a t-shirt, the 10 weeks of small group experiences, and a big Celebration Dinner at the end of the session.

Is Rooted a Bible study?

Rooted is not just a Bible study; it is a group discipleship experience that will encourage you toward a deeper and more meaningful life. Rooted provokes questions and conversations between imperfect people wanting to know Jesus better, and it launches each of us out of our comfort zones and into a life with Jesus, unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. The Rooted Experience includes a workbook and asks participants to engage in 15-20 minutes of Bible reading, devotion and response 5 days a week. It’s an accessible and meaningful way to grow during the Rooted Experience!

Where will my Rooted group meet?

Starting on Tuesday, September 13th, 2022, Rooted will meet for 10 consecutive weeks at Grace Fellowship Church. We believe meeting in person at Grace is the best way to experience Rooted because engagement, encouragement, and relationships happen best in community. See the full Tuesday schedule here. See the full Wednesday schedule here.

Are there any additional meetings?

There are two outside experiences (a prayer experience and serve experience) that are approximately three hours and will be scheduled as a group. There is a final Celebration Dinner that you won’t want to miss.

What if I can't make all 10 weeks?

We understand that Rooted requires a large time commitment, but we believe it’s worth it to invest in the entire process. If you know you’re going to miss more than two meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of Rooted. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, so we ask that every participant commit to honoring each other by being at every meeting. 

Who will be facilitating Rooted groups?

Rooted groups are facilitated by individuals or couples who have already experienced Rooted and who have been through a selection and training process. To find out more about the facilitator application process, please email  rooted@gfc.org.

Can my Small Group participate in Rooted together?

Provided you have a trained leader, we welcome Small Group members to sign up for Rooted and participate together. The most effective group size is 10-12, so if your group is smaller or larger, we may ask you to flex in order to provide the best-possible experience. Email rooted@gfc.org to inquire about your existing small group participating in Rooted.

When do I get my Rooted materials?

You’ll receive your Rooted workbook and t-shirt on Launch Night, which is the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your materials and walk you through how to use them.

How will my Rooted group be chosen?

Our leadership team puts a substantial amount of prayer and thoughtfulness into forming the groups. We typically place participants into groups of about 12 people, considering age, marital status, and life stage. Often this results in groups of married couples, singles, women, men, and young adults. Ultimately the groups will be formed based on who registers. While we’ll do our best to honor requests, we cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate all friend or leader preferences. If you are in an already established small group, we recommend listing your leaders name on the registration where you are asked for “Names of Individuals You’d Like to be in Your Group.”

What if I am unable to commit to this session of Rooted?

We will continue to offer the Rooted Experience in future seasons. Stay tuned for dates and times! 

Will there be childcare provided for the Rooted experience?

Yes, there will be childcare provided at Grace for the Launch and 10 weekly sessions. No childcare is provided for the Prayer Experience, Serve Experience, or Celebration.  

Tuesdays: We can accommodate children from birth through 5th grade.

Wednesdays: We can accommodate children for birth through Pre-K.