Let your roots grow down into Him,
and let your lives be built on Him.
In order for a tree to reach maturity, it must have a supportive root system. The strength of the tree is directly related to the depth of its roots. In the same way, a journey of spiritual maturity requires that one be rooted deeply in Christ. Rooted is a 10-month journey through the 5 A's of spiritual formation (see below) that positions students to grow in spiritual maturity by being more deeply rooted in Christ. Designed for anyone who is seeking greater maturity in Christ, there are no pre-requisites for this program.
Rooted will raise up ambassadors of Christ who...
- Are Awakening to the God who created them, their true self defined in Christ, and God's kingdom (Ephesians 5:4)
- Bear the fruit that comes from Abiding in Christ (John 15:4)
- Live and minister out of their unique Anointing (1 John 2:27)
- Exercise the Authority of Christ with humility and boldness (Ephesians 1:18-20)
- Respond to the Lord's call to Action by participating in the kingdom work that God has assigned to them (Ephesians 2:10)
A Program with You in Mind
Rooted is a 10-month adaptive, cohort-based and locally-hosted spiritual formation program
- Adaptive: Provides the flexibility you need to work within your schedule and rhythm
- Cohort-based: You will be part of a cohort of 8-15 people with whom they will journey through the program
- Locally-hosted: Cohorts will be based in various regions around the country and all of the in-person elements of the program will be held in an area local to you
- Spiritual Formation: The purpose of this program is for you to be formed in Christ
God desires to do a great awakening in you. God's ongoing work of awakening is a ministry of the Holy Spirit that allows you to come alive in new ways. God is not hesitant to give; He gives freely. As you are continually awakened more and more, you can experience God's Kingdom movement in your life, awakening to...
- The God who created you: to the God of love, to the fullness of Christ
- Your true self as defined by Christ: to the image of God in you and others, to all that is true in you because of the work of Christ
- The Kingdom of God: to the Spirit so you can see the Kingdom, to God in the present moment, to the movement of Christ in community
The call to abiding is relational, not transactional. Relationships grow when those in the relationship spend time together. A person grows closer to a spouse, child, friend, etc. by sharing life experiences with them. The same is true in regards to abiding in Christ. You grow in Christ as you come to know Him (2 Peter 1). You position yourself for relationship with Him by being intentional about abiding in Him, abiding in His...
Anointing is built on a foundation of abiding. As you abide, you an increasingly live into God's anointing on your life. God's anointing is a special endowment of the presence of the Holy Spirit on your life so that you can experience greater intimacy and union with Him and accomplish the Kingdom work that He has assigned to you. Anointing is an essential element of spiritual maturity that impacts your...
- Inward journey of transformation
- Upward journey of union and intimacy with God
- Outward journey with the Body of Christ
- Forward journey accomplishing the unique Kingdom work God has assigned to you
You are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6)! One thing that the New Testament makes clear here and elsewhere is that, as a follower of Jesus, you are equipped with great authority and power. The power that raised Jesus from the dead resides within you. As an ambassador of Christ, it is essential that you experience and minister out of that power and authority, remembering that...
- Your authority rests 100% in Jesus: you don't have to try to make anything happen on your own
- Jesus has given you authority to act in His name: as a police officer acts as an authority "in the name of the law," you have authority to act in the name of Jesus
- You are to practice the authority of Christ with humility and responsibility: the authority and power of Christ should not be taken lightly; to follow Jesus' model is to move in authority with humility and responsibility
- You can grow in confidence as you minister in Christ's power and authority: living and ministering in the authority of Jesus can be intimidating, especially early in the journey; seeking the Lord at work helps you have confidence that the power which raised Christ from the dead resides in you
God has a unique assignment for you! And...you can know what it is. God doesn't withhold or hide the plan He has for you in life and Kingdom ministry. He has already started the work and is inviting you to participate. This program will help you discover your unique assignment by investing in...
- Vocation: In Christ, your vocation isn't your job or career; it is a summons to a new way of life, seen in the ancient prayer, "to know God more clearly, love God more dearly, to follow God more nearly."
- Vision: Our of vocation comes vision, an emerging picture of a preferable future given by God. The vision God shows you will match your passions, gifts and circumstances.
- Values: When you become aware of your vocation and vision, you can articulate the non-negotiable commitments by which you life your life. To see the vision of your life fulfilled, you must truly make these commitments non-negotiable.
- We are offering a special, introductory rate for the first cohort of $1,285. Deposit of $300 due upon registration. Remaining balance ($985) can be paid in one payment by October 1, 2018 or in 8 monthly installments. For more information about payments, see our payment plan options.
What will students receive?
- Students will receive a variety of printed and online resources, including: a curriculum binder for note-taking during the teaching components, a journal/workbook for the daily component, a set of Terry's teaching on the 5 A's, access to an online portal with audio and video teachings and experience. After completing the program, students will receive a certificate of completion.
- Students will be in a group of 8-15 people from their area that will start and complete the program together, working through the material at the same time and pace. Students will regularly connect with the people in their cohort as a requirement for the community component.
What is the community component?
- These are opportunities for students to connect with the people in their cohort. There will be 1-2 cohort gatherings (1-2 hours) each month for the purpose of processing what you are learning and experiencing and occasionally engaging in relevant experiential exercises. There will also be two 1-1.5 day retreat gatherings in your area toward the beginning and end of the 10-month program.
How much time will it require?
- Students should anticipate creating space in their life for: daily times of reflection, a weekly audio or video teaching (15-25 minute) that can be accessed anytime, a monthly live teaching (1-hour) that can be accessed in the larger group or in a time that fits their schedule, 1-2 times per month of connecting with the cohort, and reading four books.
When does the program begin?
- In September, your facilitator will be connecting with you to help you prepare for your experience. You will begin accessing the teaching materials at the beginning of October and the program year will last through June, 2019.
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