Rooted is a small group exploration of the essentials of Christianity. For Christians, Rooted may ask us to let go of our presuppositions and experience God’s word again, maybe for the first time, in all of its simplicity. For the curious, Rooted can be approached with either an interest in knowing Jesus or simply as an observer of the basic concepts of the Christian faith.

Rooted will meet you where you are.

The Next Session of Rooted will begin in January 2021


It's about Community

Rooted is the best way for you to get connected into a Group here at Rainier View. During your time in Rooted, you will have the opportunity to ask hard questions, talk with other people in the group, and share your story and perspective. You will find that you are not alone in the journey of learning to follow Jesus. Rooted is a safe place for everyone.

It's for Everyone

For the curious, Rooted can be approached with either an interest in knowing Jesus or simply as an observer of the essential concepts of the Christian faith. For those already following Jesus, Rooted will take you back to the basics and ask you to explore your faith and experience God’s Word in it's simplicity, maybe for the first time. If you think you've been a Christian for too long to benefit from Rooted, we'd encourage you to come and be surprised.

What to Expect

  • 10 weeks of group time. 
Groups consist of about 10-15 people. This is where you will have a chance to dialogue about what you have observed in the reading this past week.
  • 5 days of devotions for each of the 10 weeks. 
    It is a chance for you to read, reflect, journal, and write down questions. There is not a right way to do it, but it’s important to come to group prepared for the discussion that goes along with the reading.
  • Prayer, Serve, and Celebration experiences! 
    During Rooted you will get a chance to engage God through prayer, serve with your group in local organizations (while practicing social distancing), and then celebrate what God has done and will continue to do through these groups.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Rooted involves meeting 13 times in ten weeks, and each participant agrees to not miss more than two of the 13 Rooted events. Outside of the four dates specified below, the day and time for the meetings have been determined by each group .
  • Week One - Rooted Launch - Monday, September 14 at 6:30pm
  • Week Two – week of September 21
  • Week Three – week of September 28
  • Prayer Experience - Saturday, October 3 at 9:30am
  • Week Four – week of October 5
  • Week Five – week of October 12
  • Week Six – week of October 19
  • Serve Experience – week of October 19
  • Week Seven – week of October 26
  • Week Eight – Monday, November 2 at 6:30pm
  • Week Nine – week of November 9
  • Week Ten – week of November 16
  • Rooted Celebration – Friday, November 20 at 6:30pm
LOCATION: all meetings are being held virtually via Zoom.
COST: $30 includes Rooted Workbook, Leader Materials, and a Rooted T-Shirt 
We offer Rooted each fall, winter, and spring.