River Church Family’s mission is “Restoring our broken lives, reviving our communities, and releasing hope to our world through the love of Jesus.” One of the ways we facilitate the ongoing processes of restoring, reviving and releasing is through the ROOTED experience.
 
ROOTED provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community and your purpose in unexpected, life-changing ways. This 10-week series is one of the most restorative experiences we have at River Church Family, and consists of a personal commitment to daily study and prayer, a weekly small-group gathering, and additional prayer and service opportunities. Whether you have been following Jesus for years, or you are new to the faith, this is the perfect place to jump in! This is also a great opportunity to invite family, friends and neighbors to join you on this journey!
 

Here is what River Family member, Bridget Samuels said, “In all honesty joining Rooted was extremely intimidating to me. The thought of sharing and talking about feelings with people I barley know?! No Thank You…. I always had some excuse as to why the timing was not right, but before this last session of Rooted I felt the Holy Spirit challenge me. If not now, when? I had just come through a long season of suffering; feeling lost, alone, and overwhelmed not knowing what God had in store for me next. What do I do? Which way do I go? God what is my purpose now? So, I stepped out of my comfort zone and I am so glad I did. During Rooted I learned that God uses suffering in our lives to refine us, molding and growing us into who He has called us to be. Which is exactly what I needed as we entered the global season of suffering shortly after the Rooted session started. I did not need to rush into the “next thing”. I learned how to be still, pressing into the Word, prayer, and loving others. To have patience and trust that God is preparing the way, all I need to do is follow Him. Don’t get me wrong, I still get overwhelmed, impatient, and restless being unsure of God’s direction and not understanding His plan. It is hard to follow when you can’t clearly see the direction. But I am now more strongly rooted in the Lord which makes it easier to find my way back to where I need to be if I start to wander. In addition, I made some valuable relationships with other amazing strong women that I now can rely on for support. Bonus! No matter how scary it may seem, I encourage you to listen to your heart and if the Holy Spirit is leading you to join, do it, you won’t regret it!”

 
This next Session of ROOTED,10 sessions, will be on Wednesday evenings, starting October 7th. Timeframe will be 6-8pm at the River Church. (This session runs through Easter, however we will skip that week to celebrate Easter.)  If you are interested, please complete the registration form here. If you have questions, please email tisha@rivercentral.org.
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*Cost of the Class is $25, (cost of the book, couples can share the book).  That fee will be collected the first night of class.  If you need a Scholarship option please email Tisha at tisha@rivercentral.org.