Rooted Ministries believes that the wisest churches are proactive about the long-term spiritual, emotional and even physical health of their pastors, leaders and people. We have come to believe – through experience – that sons and daughters of God are at risk when they aren’t actively growing more deeply into the healing, nourishing and empowering love of Jesus Christ [Eph. 3:17-19]. According to Jesus Himself, if we don’t “abide in His love” [John 15:9] and the inevitable storms of life hit us hard, we lose our joy, our peace and the ability to bear Kingdom fruit. Burnout, division, attrition, and lack of impact are always the result.
When our church communities are firmly rooted in God's love — our pastors and leaders are serving out of the overflow of their own experience of His deep love. Believers in the church aren’t simply connecting to programs or good sermons full of lists of what they “should be doing in the Christian life”. Instead, the love of God is literally healing their deepest wounds and Christ-like love and living are the result [I Peter 4:8]. And the unbelieving community around the church? They begin to be drawn to Jesus like never before because of what they see and feel of the powerful, healing love of Christ oozing from the believing community.
Rooted Ministries doesn’t pretend to have it all together – or have answers to every church problem — but we have a great deal of experience coming alongside different kinds of church communities and helping them get more deeply rooted in the love of Jesus. Maybe your church is in trouble – or possibly your leadership team could simply use some encouragement. In any case, consider connecting with Rooted Ministries and we can talk about whether what we offer can help your faith community move toward deeper healing, vitality and freedom in Jesus Christ.