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3 Ways Rooted Combats Individualism

Published by Rooted Network on April 29, 2019

“I’d love to do Rooted! Do you offer it every night of the week, and can I pick and choose when (or if) I show up? If so, then I’m in!" –  Fortunately, no one has actually said this to me, but it’s what I assume every person in my...

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Preparing For Spiritual Battle

Published by Rooted Network on April 1, 2019

How To Equip Rooted Facilitators For The Reality Of A Spiritual Journey Rooted, Hiking and the Spiritual JourneyA few summers ago my wife and I invited some of our close friends out to the mountains of Colorado for a week-long vacation. Our...

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5 Benefits of a Centralized Prayer Experience

Published by Rooted Network on March 6, 2019

Few things sound as overwhelming to Rooted Participants as the Prayer Experience. Two to three hours of praying during Week 3 of Rooted? Let’s be honest, most people don’t spend 30 minutes a day praying, much less a few hours seeking to hear from...

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A Tool For Cultural Change

Published by Rooted Network on February 7, 2019

Over the last ten years, the Latino culture has changed drastically in the United States - especially in its perspective and involvement in the Church. The majority of people with Hispanic heritage come from a Catholic background. They’ve claimed...

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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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