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.

Registration for the Spring Session of Rooted is Closed

The next session of Rooted will be Fall 2020 - Watch this space for details


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

If you are a living, breathing, human on this earth, then we believe that Rooted is for you! If you are feeling alone, on the struggle bus, seeking, wondering, tired, strong, happy, purposed, hurting, or anything else in between, then Rooted is for you! Rooted is for the seeker. Rooted is for the follower. Rooted is for everyone!

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.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Rooted involves meeting 13 times in ten weeks, and each participant agrees to not miss more than two of the following Rooted events:
  • Monday, April 20 - Week 1 - Rooted Launch, 6:30pm via Zoom
  • Monday, April 27 - Week Two - 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 4 - Week Three - 6:30pm
  • Saturday, May 9  - Prayer Experience, 9:00-11:30am
  • Monday, May 11 - Week Four - 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 18 - Week Five - 6:30pm
  • Monday, May 25 - Week Six - 6:30pm**
  • May 26-31 - Serve Experience Week
  • Monday, June 1 - Week Seven - 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 8 - Week Eight - 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 15 - Week Nine - 6:30pm
  • Monday, June 22 - Week Ten - 6:30pm
  • Friday, June 26 - Rooted Celebration, 6:30pm at Parkland Campus*
*meals included
**groups have flexibility to adjust for holiday
COST for the Spring session includes Rooted Workbook (hard copy), Rooted Workbook App, Your Group Leader's Materials, & Celebration Meal.
LOCATION: all meetings will be held virtually except for the celebration to be held IN PERSON at the Parkland Campus.
We offer Rooted each fall, winter, and spring.