Rooted FAQ’s

When do Rooted groups meet?
Rooted groups will meet for 2 hours each week. The schedule (days/times offered) for the next session has not yet been finalized. Sign up here to be notified when registration opens.

Where are Rooted groups held?
Rooted groups are held on the West Side Christian Church campus.
Can Rooted groups meet in homes or off campus?
To allow all Rooted participants a consistent experience, all groups will meet on West Side’s campus. 
Is there homework?
Rooted includes a book and asks participants to engage in a 15-20-minute Bible reading, devotion and response 5 days a week. It’s an accessible and meaningful way to grow during the Rooted experience!
Is Rooted a Bible Study?
Rooted is not just a Bible study, but it is a group discipleship experience that will boost you toward a deeper and more meaningful life, provoke questions and conversations between imperfect people wanting to know Jesus better and will launch each of us out of our comfort zones and into a life with Jesus unlike anything we’ve ever experienced.
Is Rooted only for new people?
Rooted is for EVERYONE, not just people new to West Side or new to knowing Jesus. So, whether you are just starting your faith journey or have been a Christ-follower a long time, Rooted will challenge and encourage you into a life with Jesus unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
What types of Rooted groups will be offered?
We offer co-ed and gender specific groups. Co-ed groups will include married couples only. Otherwise, participants will be placed in a gender specific group. Rooted leaders will do their best to accommodate the group preferences you indicate during registration.
Are Rooted Groups age specific or intergenerational?
We offer both age specific and intergenerational groups, depending on the demographic of participants registered to attend. Rooted leaders will do their best to accommodate the group preferences you indicate during registration.
Is Kid Care available?
One great perk of having all Rooted groups on the West Side campus is that we can offer top notch Kid Care for children of Rooted participants! Please indicate during registration if you need Kid Care.
What is the attendance requirement?
The 10-week Rooted experience is 13 total sessions; 10 on your normal selected group time, 2 outside experiences with your group and a final celebration that you can't miss. Rooted participants are expected to attend all outside sessions and miss no more than 2 weeks of the regular sessions.
What if I miss more than 2 of the regular sessions?
We don't want you or your group to miss out on the Rooted experience! If you need to miss more than 2 of the weekly sessions, we will ask you to attend a future Rooted session instead.
What are the 2 outside experiences?
All Rooted groups will do a Prayer Experience and a Serve Experience -- each take about 3 hours and will be scheduled as a group.
What if I miss one of the 2 outside experiences?
While we realize there may be some extenuating circumstances, we consider these “can’t miss” experiences through the Rooted journey. Group leaders will lead groups to find dates and times that the entire group agrees upon for the Prayer and Serve Experiences.
What is the cost of Rooted?
Registration cost is $50/person, which includes materials, a meal at the Celebration, and kid care (available with RSVP).
What if I am unable to pay the $50 fee?
We realize the cost is an investment for all participating. To keep it affordable, the cost is about $5.00 per week for an individual to participate. If there are extenuating financial concerns, we are happy to consider your needs and have a discussion with you.
Do I have to pay the full $50 upfront?
If there are extenuating financial concerns, we are happy to consider your needs and have a discussion with you.
What is the ideal group size?
The ideal Rooted group size is 10-12 individuals per group.
Can I be in a Rooted group with my current small group members?
Yes, we are encouraging current small groups to participate together; however, you will be required to meet at West Side instead of offsite.
If I am not currently in a small group, can I be in a Rooted group with a few people I know?
Rooted leaders will do their best to accommodate the group preferences you indicate during registration.
If my small group is less than 10 people, will others be added to our group?
Possibly. We will communicate with you if you are attending with an existing small group as we work to put groups together.
What if I am unable to commit to this session of Rooted?
We will continue to offer Rooted in future seasons. Stay tuned for dates and times!
Who will be facilitating Rooted groups?
Rooted groups are facilitated by individuals or couples who have already experienced Rooted.

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