About Rooted Reservoir

About Rooted Reservoir

Rooted Ministry created Rooted Reservoir in pursuit of its mission to equip and educate youth ministers and parents to faithfully disciple students toward lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. 

As our online content (blog, podcasts and videos) continued to grow, we often received requests for curriculum and training. In July 2020, we launched Rooted Reservoir, an online training platform with videos, curriculum and a teaching illustration bank specifically designed to equip youth pastors. The response was amazing, and in our second year we more than doubled the number of churches who utilize the platform. We currently offer curriculum packages covering 20 books of the bible and 60 training videos. 

In 2021, Christian Smith released research in a new book, Handing Down the Faith: How Parents Pass Their Religion on to the Next Generation, citing that parents, by far, are the most successful and influential player in their kids adopting the Christian faith compared to any other influence. This came as no surprise to us since we had been expanding our offerings for parents over the last several years. But we wanted to do more to equip parents in the church.  

So in the fall of 2022, we launched Rooted Reservoir: Family Discipleship Curriculum which currently consists of 8 video parenting courses with corresponding Bible studies designed to be used in small group settings. For a full list of parenting courses, click here. 

Rooted’s hope and prayer is that all the content in Rooted Reservoir will help equip youth pastors, parents and churches as a whole to effectively disciple children to know and love Jesus. 

We are a resource you can trust to help you disciple the next generation!

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A special thanks to Rooted Reservoir Contributors

Writers: Cameron Cole, Dr. Ben Birdsong, Elisabeth Elliott Hayes, Kendal Conner, Mac Harris, Rebecca Lankford, Seth Stewart, Tucker Fleming

Speakers: Anna Meade Harris, Cameron Cole, Chelsea Erickson, Clark Fobes, Dave Wright, Kevin Yi, Liz Edrington, Mary Beth Johnston, Mike McGarry, Sedrick Moore, Peter Ong, Collin Hansen, Katie Polski, Gil Kracke, Tara Davis, David Zahl, Julie Sparkman, Alton Hardy

Editors: Elisabeth Elliott Hayes, Kendal Conner, Tucker Fleming

Copy Editors: Dave Precht, Julie Gillis, Mary Berkeley Pritchard, Sarah Howard

Video Producer: Kevin Yi 

Videographer: Steven Lee and Nick Ryu

Project Management: Mary Beth Johnston and Rebecca Lankford

Marketing: Katherine Stine

Website Design: InfoMedia

Also special thanks to our anonymous donor who made this project possible and all other donors who support this and other projects of Rooted Ministries.

Thanks to all Rooted steering committees, board of directors, staff and volunteers for your contributions to this project.

To God be the Glory! His blessings on this journey have been abundant.