Conference

Rooted Conference

Living Hope
A Walk Through 1 Peter

A gospel-centered youth ministry and parent conference.

October 6-8 | Kansas City, MO

A gospel-centered conference for youth ministers and parents of teens.

Equipping and empowering churches and parents to faithfully disciple teenagers to lifelong faith in
Jesus Christ. Join us for worship, fellowship, speakers, and workshops.

Rooted 2022

Living Hope

As we experience the pains of a perishing, defiled, and failing world, our hope can feel distant or idle. Yet, in Christ, we are born again to a hope that is both living and active. We no longer have to count our trials as foes, but can rejoice in a hope which does not put us to shame, knowing it is offering us a gift more precious than gold — a tried and true faith. As we survey 1 Peter together, our prayer is that we would have renewed eyes to see that which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for us by our living hope!

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Workshops

Our workshops topics and speakers are chosen by Rooted’s Steering Committees, two diverse groups of youth pastors and parents from different contexts and parts of the country. This year, Rooted 2022 will feature more than 20 different workshop topics and two tracks- one for youth ministers and volunteers and another for parents of teens.

  • 1+2 Samuel as Ancient Literature for Teenagers

    Speaker: Seth Stewart
    Humans learn through stories. Most of Scripture is narrative. Seth discusses the formative power of literature and how to expose and teach from the narratives of 1 and 2 Samuel to transform your students’ hearts.

  • “An Old Enemy of Mine:” The Pastor and Depression

    Speaker: Dr. Brian Albert
    Depression is a common struggle among pastors. Most pastors either burnout, breakdown, or fall away due to this battle. This workshop intends to encourage pastors that Jesus can use your struggles of depression to make you love and know Him.

  • Addiction: Your Story Matters

    Speaker: Chris Ellman
    This workshop will provide practical tips to help you walk alongside and disciple those struggling with pornography/sex addiction. Chris will look at how addiction negatively impacts the brain, define the two types of trauma and discuss what is necessary for healing and recovery.

  • Anxious, Embodied Souls: What is the Remedy?

    Speaker: Liz Edrington
    “I have anxiety” has become a ubiquitous phrase amongst teenagers. It is the white noise of Generation Z, and the pandemic certainly hasn’t helped. Our students are desperate for relief. It is into this desperation that King Jesus enters, bringing the hope of the embodied, resurrected Lord who walks with them in their most difficult places. In this workshop, we’ll explore various causes of anxiety, and we’ll talk about the importance of grounding ourselves in a rich theology of embodiment as we seek to care for our students (and ourselves!) well.

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Youth Worker $200
October 6-8, 2022

Rooted offers a unique, simple conference for youth ministers, volunteers and parents. It begins with the Gospel as the starting point and considers all matters in ministry and youth culture from that axis. This conference features great preaching, engaging biblical teaching, practical workshops, and sincere worship in an intimate atmosphere.

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Parent $200
October 6-8, 2022

Rooted offers a unique, simple conference for youth ministers, volunteers and parents. It begins with the Gospel as the starting point and considers all matters in ministry and youth culture from that axis. This conference features great preaching, engaging biblical teaching, practical workshops, and sincere worship in an intimate atmosphere.

Register
Parent (One-Day) $55
October 8, 2022

This year, we are offering a single-day ticket for Saturday’s two plenary speakers, and two parenting workshops, as well as worship and fellowship, for those who are unable to join for the whole three-day conference.

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Travel Plans

Rooted has partnered with a number of hotels near the conference site in order to provide our registrants the best discounts available.

View all of our discounted room blocks, distances from the hotel properties to the venue, amenities, special offers, and more.

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