Next Steps


The Rooted Experience

The Rooted Experience is a catalyst for life change no matter where you are in your walk with Jesus. These 13 experiences over an 11-week journey will challenge you to connect with God, the church, and your purpose in unexpected ways.

Rooted is for everyone! Groups thrive when they have a broad spectrum of both faith and church experience. We believe Rooted will impact your faith journey and overall life whether you've been a Christian for a short time or for your entire life.

Rooted offers learning through experience.

Research has proven that one of the most powerful ways we retain information is through experience. Rooted isn't just about head knowledge - it's about taking risks and actually doing the things Jesus did. People practice these seven rhythms that are essential to a healthy relationship with Jesus: daily devotion, prayer, freedom from strongholds, sacrificial generosity, serving the community, sharing your story, and celebrating.

Rooted offers healthy spiritual community.

Rooted groups model the value of a healthy spiritual community while simultaneously training leaders to lead thriving life groups well beyond the original experience. The Rooted Experience is built around these goals.

Fall 2021 sessions start September 13th, from 6-8pm!

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frequently asked questions

Each participant will need to register online on our website, The cost is $50 per participant, which includes the cost of the workbook and the Celebration dinner. You can choose between a long sleeved or short sleeved shirt for your experience.

The Rooted experience will be offered in:
The Fall of 2021 (September- November),
The Winter of 2022 (January-March),
The Fall of 2022 (September-November).

Yes, Childcare is available for ages 3 months - 10 years. The cost is only $50 per child for childcare during all 10 weeks of group sessions plus the celebration event.

Our team will contact you.

There are short daily readings and reflection questions. You will spend at least 20-30 minutes 5 days/week reading, writing, reflecting, praying, and listening.

Yes, we will do our best to honor your request. There is a spot on the registration form where you can write down who you would prefer to be in a group with.

There will be roughly 10 to 14 people in a group, depending on demand. This number changes each season.

Rooted groups are led by people who have already completed the experience, a desire to lead people through Rooted, and been selected by Vale Church staff to facilitate.

Rooted groups are formed primarily based on life stage. We take into consideration factors such as your age, marital status, and whether or not you have children. We as a staff pray over these groups and put them together with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. Your Rooted group is the on-ramp to a Vale group.

We recommend that Rooted participants not miss any more than two meetings for two main reasons. First, if you miss three or more weeks, you will not get the full experience you paid for and are expecting. Second, your group will be affected. You will miss out on things that are shared, which will affect the group dynamic when you return. If you miss more than two sessions, you will be asked to re-start in a future session.

Yes, partial financial scholarships are available based on need. Please call the Vale Church office or email Matt to request a scholarship application.