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!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Rooted Reservoir: Youth Ministry and Rooted Reservoir: Family Discipleship?
Rooted Reservoir: Youth Ministry contains 60 training videos for youth ministers and volunteers as well as curriculum packages for more than 20 books of the Bible!
Rooted Reservoir: Family Discipleship contains 8 parenting video courses with corresponding Bible studies to equip families and parents in discipleship of the children and teenagers in their life. They are designed for small group settings.
How are Rooted Reservoir’s Youth Ministry Curriculum and Family Discipleship Curriculum designed to be used?
Both are designed for the church and used in a small group setting through Sunday School, small group or youth group.
What if I am interested in purchasing a curriculum or course to complete on my own?
Rooted Reservoir offers a la carte curriculum packages for youth ministers. For parents, we feature one course each season that is offered a la carte.
Can I purchase both products for youth pastors and family discipleship?
Of course, we offer a $50 discount for purchasing both. Click here for more information.
Who are the authors and teachers of your curriculum?
The curriculum and training videos for youth ministers are taught by experienced youth pastors in a variety of contexts and settings.
The parenting courses are taught by parents, pastors, and counselors. You’ll learn from a variety of Christian parents ranging in age, cultural background, and profession.
How do I access the curriculum after purchase?
When you purchase a course it will ask you to enter your email address and create a password for your account. You can log into your account here using that email address and password. You will find the purchased courses in your library.
Can I share my login with others?
We do not recommend sharing login information as your credit card information is stored in your account settings.
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.