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A simple, proven method to
make disciples.

What is Rooted?

Rooted is a small group experience designed to connect you to God, the church, and your purpose. Together, in a group of 10-15 people from all walks of life, you’ll explore the Bible, engage in prayer and serve experiences, share stories, and more.

This isn’t simply a bible study or a book. It is a community experience, where people practice 7 rhythms essential to a healthy relationship with Jesus (you may even recognize some from the 5% Life). Individuals establish firm roots in the truth of God’s Word through personal study and then come together to discuss what they’re learning in a space where they are safe and known.

Rooted is a 10-week experience that is most effective if every participant attends weekly and misses no more than two classes. The registration fee for Rooted is $25 per person.

This is one of the most important experiences that we do here at Good Shepherd so you don’t want to miss it, especially if you are new to our church or new to your relationship with God.

Our Next Session


We don't have dates for the next session quite yet, but we are gatherings names of those who are interested.

For additional questions, review our FAQ below
or reach out to Erin Steinhouser at


What if I cannot make all ten weeks?

We understand that Rooted is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. If you know you are going to miss more than 2 meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of Rooted. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.

When & where will my group meet?

Your group will meet weekly either on our church campus or in a group member’s home. The specific time and day of the week will be selected based on group availability. See set large group gathering dates above.

Are there scholarships available?

We believe that Rooted is a life-changing experience and we want everyone to participate! We understand that the Rooted fee may be a burden for some and we are happy to provide scholarships. Reach out to us at to request a scholarship.

Rooted Stories

Get an idea of the type of life-change Rooted can have by viewing the video testimony from a group at Compass Church.

Additional Questions?

Reach out to our Rooted Team, Teckla Morini & Erin Steinhouser, at or leave a voicemail at (949) 398-5187 and we’ll get back to you shortly.

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