What Is It?

Our mission as a church is discovering life with God for the good of the world. God’s deep desire is for each of us to thrive, overflowing with the joy and peace that only He can give. But we can’t thrive without strong roots and healthy nutrition. If we’re not rooted in God—growing daily in our relationship with Him—then we will be of little use to the world. And if we don’t apply our faith to our lives and relationships, then we will be of little use to God.

The Roots Challenge is a 10-week experience designed to help us grow in both of these areas: refresh your passion for God and become a channel of change to those around you. It’s an invitation to engage with God, your family, friends, community, and the world in new ways.

Embrace the challenge to:

  • Spend time with God daily, using the scripture passages and reflections in the Mizizi book
  • Engage in weekly small group discussions to process what you’re learning, encourage one another, hold each other accountable, and have a greater impact collectively than you can as an individual
  • Go beyond your comfort zone in three additional experiences: prayer, outreach, and serving

Join a Roots Group

Sundays, 9:15am-10:25am, September 17 - December 3
Lexington - Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Room: TBD

Sundays, 11:00am-12:10pm, September 17 - December 3
Lexington - Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Room: TBD

Sundays, 12:30pm-1:40pm, September 17 - December 3
Lexington - Adult Learning Center, 2 Militia Drive, Room: TBD

The $25 registration fee covers the book, journal, leadership costs, and celebration. Scholarships available if needed.

Sign up for Roots


Stay on track with the daily Mizizi readings with this schedule. You can also access the spring 2016 Roots sermon series here.

Sunday, September 17: Introductory gathering

Week 1 daily readings: Monday-Friday, September 18-22
Sunday, September 24: Week 1 gathering - Our New Identity

Week 2 daily readings: Monday-Friday, September 25-29
Sunday, October 1: Week 2 gathering - Encountering God

Week 3 daily readings: Monday-Friday, October 2-6
Sunday, October 8: Week 3 gathering - Becoming a Christ Follower

Week 4 daily readings: Monday-Friday, October 9-13
Sunday, October 15: Week 4 gathering - Holiness and Wholeness

Week 5 daily readings: Monday-Friday, October 16-20
Sunday, October 22: Week 5 gathering - Sharing God's Heart, Part 1

Week 6 daily readings: Monday-Friday, October 23-27
Sunday, October 29: Week 6 gathering - Sharing God's Heart, Part 2

Week 7 daily readings: Monday-Friday, October 30 - November 3
Sunday, November 5: Week 7 gathering - Money Matters

Week 8 daily readings: Monday-Friday, November 6-10
Sunday, November 12: Week 8 gathering - Shaped for Service

Week 9 daily readings: Monday-Friday, November 13-17
Sunday, November 19: Week 9 gathering - Welcome to the Family

Week 10 daily readings: Monday-Friday, November 20-24
Sunday, November 26 or December 3: Week 10 - The Journey Ahead

Roots Scholarship Request

Please complete the following questions in order to be considered for a scholarship. We ask that you contribute as much as you are able.