“Let me explain why I’m having trouble curbing my enthusiasm… It is not an overstatement to say Rooted is a movement today,” Thom Rainer wrote on churchanswers.com. The following is an excerpt from his original blog post.
Rooted Is a Discipleship Pathway for Churches
One of the most frequent questions we get at Church Answers is: What is a good discipleship resource for my church? After I ordered the Rooted material, I soon saw that I had my answer. In fact, this resource provides a discipleship pathway that moves the participant from the study of biblical truths to becoming a transformational believer impacting the church and the community.
In essence, this resource is a study resource, a discipleship resource, a volunteer resource, a generosity resource, a ministry resource, and an evangelism resource…
What the Research Says about Rooted
Since Rooted began several years ago, we have several data points that demonstrate its efficacy and the ways God is using it.
- 70% of participants serve more frequently as volunteers.
- 82% of participants increase their giving to their local church.
- 90% of participants continue in an ongoing small group.
- 10% of participants are baptized.
Most churches using Rooted develop a rhythm where it is offered more than one time a year. In essence, it becomes the on-ramp in the church and the pathway for discipleship as people come into the church. Church leaders seek to get as many existing members into the 10-week experience as well.
An Excellent Review
…I love the fact that the discipleship pathway is so clear. I love how this experience can touch the mind, the heart, and the actions of church members. And I love that Rooted can eliminate complexity in churches that have a myriad of programs and ministries.”
Read Thom’s original post in its entirety: Rainer’s Resource Review #1: Rooted Might Be the Best Discipleship Pathway I’ve Seen
See the related post shared in January: Rooted Mentioned as 1 of 7 Church Practices to Watch in 2022.
Thom S. Rainer is Founder & CEO of Church Answers.