Rooted is a ten-week discipleship experience that provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community and your purpose. One of the most meaningful nights for those participating in Rooted is the Serve Experience. Recently, twelve Rooted groups saw that first hand as they humbly served in our community. Five groups went to The City Center (pictured above), two went to Gabriel's House, one to Stepping Stones (all transitional homes), three went to Casa de Vida Recovery Home and one went to a mobile home park. The groups not only brought dinner, but also ate with the residents and exchanged stories as they interacted. Some groups played music and games with the kids. One group was able to do some needed repair work. Another group brought a birthday cake to celebrate October birthdays and is continuing to provide for needs they discovered while at their ministry site.
The following were comments made by Rooted group members who served:
- A lot of wonderful interaction with the residents - especially the precious children. No one seemed in any hurry to leave. I was very proud to be part of this team.
- I enjoyed the great fellowship there and was really impressed by the needs they have that we could meet. I truly enjoyed the experience and look forward to a future opportunity to serve them!
- WOW! What a great experience we had. The most amazing thing I believe was getting to know all the people there.
Our Fall Rooted Experience culminated on Friday with a celebration of what God has done in the lives of those who participated. Four of these individuals are being baptized on November 20.