Grace Timonium

Connect with God, each other, and your purpose.

Finding lasting community at Grace Fellowship Church begins with Rooted.

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.

If you are interested in spiritual growth and life change, come join us as we embark on the Rooted journey.  

How has Rooted impacted your life?

“I loved my group! I was apprehensive at first, but even though we were from a broad spectrum of life experiences, we connected in our love for Jesus…” 

“I’ve never met such good friends to share this hard journey called life with…we are all so grateful!”

“It forced me to establish an everyday, regular routine of sitting down without distraction to read, study, and pray.”

We hear stories like this all the time. Imagine what a difference Rooted could make in your life!

Questions About Rooted

How do I register and what does it cost?

Registration is easy! Fill out the form below and you’ll be guided through the next steps until your Rooted Experience begins. The cost for Rooted is $25 per person, which includes all 10 large and small group sessions, your workbook, a t-shirt, 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, provoke questions and conversations between imperfect people wanting to know Jesus better and launch 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 January 26th, 2022, Rooted will meet for 10 consecutive Wednesday nights from 7 – 9  p.m.  Rooted groups will meet at Grace Fellowship Church, although we will have some virtual zoom groups for those that need it.  At the Launch night (Jan 26th) and the Celebration Dinner (Apr 8th) we will all be together in person at Grace.

Are there any additional meetings outside of Wednesday nights?

The 10-week Rooted Experience is 13 total sessions. Ten meetings are on Wednesdays evenings with your small group. There are also 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 on Friday, April 8th 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 honor 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 Life Group participate in Rooted together?

Provided you have a trained leader, we welcome Life 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 workbook on Launch Night which is the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your material and walk you through how to use it.

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.

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.  On Rooted nights we will have childcare provided at Grace.  We can accommodate children from birth thru middle school.

What’s the difference between Rooted and Grow Groups?

Rooted groups are an on-ramp to Grow Groups. As you get to know the other people in your group, you’ll share important aspects of your life and journey together over the course of 10 weeks. Rooted groups that can commit to 10 weeks together are already in a perfect place to start a new Grow Group, and so we strongly advise that you try Rooted before joining an open Grow Group.

How do I register and what does it cost?

Registration is easy! Fill out the form below and you’ll be guided through the next steps until your Rooted Experience begins. The cost for Rooted is $25 per person, which includes all 10 large and small group sessions, your workbook, a t-shirtand 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, provoke questions and conversations between imperfect people wanting to know Jesus better and launch 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?

All Rooted groups will meet at Grace Fellowship Church on Wednesday nights for 10 weeks starting on January 26th, 2022.  We will have an online option for those that need it.  For the Launch Night and the final Celebration Dinner we will all be together iperson.  

Are there any additional meetings outside of Wednesday nights?

The 10-week Rooted Experience is 13 total sessions. Ten meetings are on Wednesdays evenings with your small group. There are also 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 on Friday, April 8th 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 honor 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 emailJP Kahnert at jkahnert@gfc.org 

Can I lead a Rooted group?

Rooted Facilitators get a front row seat to something remarkable – God transforming lives. However, Rooted leaders must have completed & graduated from Rooted and agree to our leadership commitment. Apply to be a facilitator by emailing rooted@gfc.org.

Can my Life Group participate in Rooted together?

Yes, your small group can go through Rooted together! The most effective Rooted group size is 15, so if your group is smaller or larger, we may ask you to include others, or to form multiple groups in order to provide the best-possible experience. Email rooted@gfc.org. to find out how your small group can participate in Rooted together.

When do I get my Rooted materials?

You’ll receive your workbook the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your material and walk you through how to use it.

How will my Rooted group be chosen?

Our Rooted team will prayerfully place participants into groups of about 15 people. We group by age, marital status, and life stage. We form groups of married couples, singles, women, men, and young adults. These groups ultimately depend upon the demographic of those who register. A substantial amount of prayer and thoughtfulness goes into creating groups, which we believe will provide the best experience for all those who attend. While we’ll do our best to honor requests when possible, we cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to accommodate all friend and leader requests.

 

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