Youth Sunday School
Youth Sunday School class meets every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM in the ROC (the gray building behind the church building).
Roots Youth Group
Roots is a group of teens who don’t want fluff. They want the truth: something tangible, that they can feel and experience. It’s not a social club, it’s a place to be real.
We believe in creating a community of teens that believes and lives out the Gospel of Jesus. We strive to be a group where teens can come and feel like they belong.
If you’re a middle school or high school student, you’re welcome to join us at 6:00 PM each Sunday evening in the ROC.
The Principles of Roots
Authentic Relationships: People, not programs, and relationships not religion are built through biblical community.
Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart. (Acts 2:44-46)
This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
Transformation: Life is a journey and best developed through biblical community and taking responsibility for personal growth.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. (Romans 12:1-2)
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)
Replication: Church growth is the result of growing people… growing people.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Amen. (Matthew 24:19-20)
And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Team Ministry: We can do more together than we can apart. We are a body for a reason.
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2:1-5)
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. (Romans 12:4-5)
Culturally Relevant Orthodoxy: Our task as believers is to learn all we can from those that have gone before us and to live out our faith in a way that speaks to our current world, and particularly our generation.
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. (Ephesians 2:19-21)
To the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you. (1 Corinthians 9:22-23)
Simplicity: Church is not meant to be complicated, therefore we strive for balance as we live out everyday Christianity.
But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)
Prayer: Private and corporate prayer is relied upon in every area of our lives and this ministry.
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. (Matthew 7:7-8)
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)