January 2017

by Dylan Budd, Daniel Sanchez

The Roots Institute

Celebrating the glory of God by equipping the saints for gospel ministry


We are excited to announce the launch of The Roots Institute in 2017. The Roots Institute is an effort to mature our church in the call to make disciples by reinforcing the central and historic doctrines of the Christian faith and equipping the saints for gospel ministry (Matt 28:19, Eph 4:2). We believe that every member of the body of Christ is called to be a minister in the body of Christ. Therefore, the Roots Institute is open and available to every member at Roots to fortify us in the pursuit of growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ and to teach us how to glorify God in every aspect of life.


What’s Involved?

There are three basic ways we plan on using the institute to achieve the goals stated above:


Ligonier Courses: Roots has partnered with Ligonier Ministries to offer seminary level online courses for our members. Each semester we’ll open up one or more classes for our members to join and take together. The classes are designed to be collaborative and are anywhere between 6-12 weeks long. We will also be using the Ligonier Blueprint platform for membership courses tailored specifically to Roots Community Church.

In House Intensives: Under The Roots Institute umbrella we’ll continue to host in house classes and intensives where we take a subject (e.g. essentials, marriage, bible exposition) and flesh them out in a classroom setting. Leaders at Roots will teach these courses.

Collaborations: Finally, Roots will be collaborating with like-minded churches to host forums/seminars with speakers gifted in a particular area of ministry. We’ve done this in the past and we look forward to partnering in the gospel with other churches in Orange County.


How do I join a class?

We’ll have an onboarding process through The City  so be on the look out for classes and opportunities to join. Thankfully, the process is simple and all you need to participate is a City account and an email. We’ll walk you through the rest! If you have any questions that we haven’t answered yet, feel free to email us info@rootschurch.net


We exist to celebrate the glory of God through lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray with us that this new effort will be a means to that end. Pray with us that through this effort, the light of Christ will shine in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ! (1 Cor. 4:6)

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