WHY ROOT GROUPS?
We believe that spiritual growth must be expected, measured, evaluated and celebrated. We also believe that life change happens best in a small group community where people are accountable to and responsible for one another. Therefore, we believe that the best place to grow spiritually and connect relationally is in a small group – or what we call Root Groups.
We have four expectations of every disciple of Jesus Christ:
1. Gather as a true worshipper to Bless the Name of God.
2. Grow as an obedient learner to Become the Image of Jesus Christ.
3. Give as a humble servant to Build the Church.
4. Go as a compassionate evangelist Bring Others to Christ.
Our goal is to strategically instruct and equip every person who is a part of our church to invest and engage in these specific ways. In other words, we deliberately prepare each person by the Word of God to dynamically participate every day in the work of God. And the work of God is what our task is as a church:
GROW DISCIPLES WHO GO MAKE DISCIPLES
Our strategy for growing disciples is Root Groups which provide a simple, yet intentional format where every disciple can actively pursue becoming more like Jesus Christ through three regular interactions – it’s as simple as ABC:
A – Apply the Bible through Sermon Discussion
B – Build Deep Relationships in Community
C – Care for One Another with Responsibility and Accountability
The goal of every Root Group is found is Ephesians 3:16-19, “that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”