Rooted Ministry created Rooted Reservoir in pursuit of its mission to equip and educate youth ministers and parents to faithfully disciple students toward lifelong faith in Jesus Christ. The most influential factor in determining whether a child will attend church as an adult is an accurate understanding of the Gospel - God's unconditional love for sinners through Christ. Rooted Reservoir's curriculum and training resources aim to help leaders practice gospel-centered ministry, and we trust in God's unlimited reservoir of grace to change lives through His word!
Rooted longs to transform youth ministry so that every student receives a grace-filled, gospel-centered, and Bible-saturated discipleship in the church and at home.
"In a world where so many increasingly and unknowingly embrace youth ministry/parenting beliefs and behaviors informed more by our changing culture than the unchanging Gospel, I am deeply grateful for the ministry of Rooted. With a stake set firmly in the ground of God’s Word, Rooted is a gift to the church, its youth workers, and its parents. Rooted provides us with a goldmine of theologically faithful and deeply practical teaching and resources."
Writers: Cameron Cole, Dr. Ben Birdsong, Elisabeth Elliott, Kendal Conner, Mac Harris, Rebecca Lankford, Seth Stewart, Tucker Fleming
Editors: Elisabeth Elliott, Tucker Fleming
Copyeditors: Dave Precht, Julie Gillis, Mary Berkeley Pritchard, Sarah Howard
Video Producer: Kevin Yi
Videographer: Steven Lee
Video Speakers: Anna Harris, Cameron Cole, Chelsea Erickson, Clark Fobes, Dave Wright, Kevin Yi, Liz Edrington, Mary Beth Johnston, Mike McGarry, Sedrick Moore
Project Management: Mary Beth Johnston
Marketing: Katherine Stine
Organization of the Teaching Illustrations Bank: Jackson Sharman, Mary Shelton Hornsby, Mac Harris
Social Media: Frances Conner, Tara Henderson
Website Design: Anchour
Also special thanks to our anonymous donor who made this project possible and all other donors who support this and other projects of Rooted Ministries.
Thanks to all Rooted steering committee, board of directors, staff and volunteers for your contributions to this project.
To God be the Glory! His blessings on this journey have been abundant.
The five pillars of youth ministry
Faithfully proclaiming the good news of God’s unconditional love for sinners through Christ.
Equipping students with a biblical worldview.
Pursuing all facets of ministry in the context of caring relationships with students.
Educating, equipping, and collaborating with parents in the discipleship of their kids.
Including students among all the generations of the church.