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Why “Going There” is Worth the Risk

Published by Rooted Network on November 29, 2018

When I came onto staff at Mariners Church as the “story person,” I quickly began to feel the weight of holding someone’s story—and the fear of asking hard questions. In my role I was trusted to meet with individuals who were sharing the...

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Why We Celebrate

Published by Rooted Network on October 30, 2018

A few years ago, my mom bought me an album called “The Art of Celebration.” Yeah…my mom still buys me music. But that’s not the point. What I love about the album is that it captures the very essence of celebration: connecting the dots...

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Letters From The Future

Published by Rooted Network on September 27, 2018

There is an episode on the hit television show “The Office” where paper salesman Jim Halpert sends a fax to his former co-worker, Dwight Schrute. From time to time, Jim sends Dwight faxes…from future Dwight. A rather gullible Dwight receives a...

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How To Make Your Launch An All-Skate

Published by Rooted Network on August 28, 2018

As a kid, there was nothing better than the birthday party at the SkatePlex - the smell of sweat and mold, employees who didn’t care as much as they should (just as much as they were paid), and the “all-skate.” I thought of this analogy so many...

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The Secret of Storytelling

Published by Hannah Ellenwood on July 19, 2018

“I want to be a storyteller.” I had just kicked off a year-long fellowship with the goal of learning about Storytelling in the business world so I could apply what I learned in ministry. And this was the goal I shared in every e-mail, phone call...

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Disciple-Making: From Teaching to Life-Transforming Experiences

Published by Rooted Network on July 12, 2018

Mariners Church leaders affectionately call the weekend that U-turned the course of their California congregation and its discipleship model as “The Great Slap.” Mariners was hosting their international church partners and showcasing its...

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