Rooted 2013: A Unique, Chill Conference

When we considered the feel of the first Rooted Conference, we had one word in mind: simplicity. Turn down the noise. Turn off the smoke machine. Remove the distractions.

Let’s focus on two things: the Gospel and relationships.

There will be no fancy lighting. No stage backdrop that costs more than your 2002 Toyota Corolla. No pretense.

There will be great preaching, sincere worship, constructive workshops, numerous conversations, and new friendships.

Rooted 2013: Hope in a Time of Suffering occurs on October 10-12, 2013 in Atlanta, GA.


Cameron Cole has been the Director of Youth Ministries for eighteen years at the Church of the Advent, and in January of 2016 his duties expanded to include Children, Youth, and Families. He is the founding chairman of Rooted Ministry, an organization that promotes gospel-centered youth ministry. He is the co-editor of “Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry: A Practice Guide” (Crossway, 2016). Cameron is the author of Therefore, I Have Hope: 12 Truths that Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy (Crossway, 2018), which won World Magazine’s 2018 Book of the Year (Accessible Theology) and was runner up for The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year (First-Time Author). He is also the co-editor of The Jesus I Wish I Knew in High School (New Growth Press) and the author of Heavenward: How Eternity Can Change Your Life on Earth (Crossway, 2024). Cameron is a cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University undergrad, and summa cum laude graduate from Wake Forest with an M.A. in Education. He holds a Masters in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary.

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