Rooted Regional Groups

Our Rooted Regional Groups provide gatherings for youth ministers and those who serve youth in local communities across the U.S.

Birmingham, AL
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Marco Island, FL
Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL
Atlanta, GA
Barrington, IL
Lake Forest, IL
Peoria, IL
Indianapolis, IN

Boston, MA
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
Oxford, MS
Fuquay-Varina, NC
Cleveland, OH
Youngstown, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Hot Springs, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
Knoxville, TN

Nashville, TN
Houston, TX
Centreville, VA
Janesville, WI

Online RRGs:
1) Those in the Asian American Church
2) Those not located near a current RRG

Birmingham, AL
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
Marco Island, FL
Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL
Atlanta, GA
Barrington, IL
Lake Forest, IL
Peoria, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Boston, MA
Grand Rapids, MI
Jackson, MS
Oxford, MS

Fuquay-Varina, NC
Cleveland, OH
Youngstown, OH
Oklahoma City, OK
Philadelphia, PA
Hot Springs, SD
Sioux Falls, SD
Knoxville, TN
Nashville, TN
Houston, TX
Centreville, VA
Janesville, WI

Online RRGs:
1) Those in the Asian American Church
2) Those not located near a current RRG

About Rooted Regional Groups

Rooted Regional Groups are gatherings of youth pastors in local communities for the sake of fellowship, prayer, and instruction. We are led by practicing youth pastors and we have learned over the years that youth pastors long for fellowship that is authentic (non-awkward) and where conversation focuses on encouragement and discouragement we experience in life and ministry. Youth pastors want other youth pastors with whom they can pray. They also want good instruction on how to do more effective youth ministry but do not want the pressure of having to produce it among themselves. If this sounds familiar, we’d encourage you to join us for a Rooted Regional Group gathering.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Rooted Regional Group?

    Rooted Regional Groups are gatherings of youth pastors in local communities for the sake of fellowship, prayer, and instruction. We are led by practicing youth pastors and we have learned over the years that youth pastors long for fellowship that is authentic (non-awkward) and where conversation focuses on where they are encouraged and discouraged in life and ministry, not on numbers. Youth pastors want other youth pastors with whom they can pray. They also want good instruction on how to do more effective youth ministry but do not want the pressure of having to produce it among themselves. If this sounds familiar, we’d encourage you to join us for a Rooted Regional Group gathering.

  • How do I join a Rooted Regional Group?

    To join a Rooted Regional Group, fill out the form below with your name and email, and your local Rooted Regional Group leader will be in touch with details on where and when to join them for the next gathering.

  • What happens at a Rooted Regional Group?

    At Rooted Regional Groups, youth pastors gather for a meal, authentic fellowship, prayer, and a 10-15 minutes of video instruction, provided by Rooted, featuring a national expert. We hope to offer the benefits and experience of a Rooted conference in a local community three-times per year.

  • When are the upcoming Rooted Regional Groups?

    Our upcoming Rooted Regional Group will be:

    April 18, 2024

     

Rooted Regional Groups

For April, we are inviting all of our RRGs to join us for a webinar. Whether you choose to gather in groups or join virtually, we hope you can make it!

When: April 18, 2024
Panelist: Vince Greenwald and Josh Newton
Topic: Maximizing Summer Youth Ministry: Balancing Activity and Rest

Description: While many church members and staff prepare for summer vacations, youth ministry often kicks into high gear. Our students’ break from school allows opportunities for relational discipleship we simply don’t have during the school year. As a result we may feel pressure to fill the calendar with trips, camps, contact work, teaching, and other activities—all while planning for the fall semester just around the corner. This kind of pace leaves little room to rest and recharge for the year ahead. How can we prioritize faithful gospel ministry while also resting in the finished work of Jesus ourselves?

In this Rooted Webinar, we’ll address this question and share resources to help youth ministers avoid summer burnout. Panelists Vince Greenwald, Josh Newton, and Danny Kwon, Ph.D., and host Chelsea Erickson will share from their own experiences of summer planning. Join us at 1:00 p.m. CST on April 18 for live discussion and Q&A.