Rooted Regional Groups are gatherings of youth pastors in local communities for the sake of fellowship, prayer, and instruction. We are led by practicing youth pastors and we have learned over the years that youth pastors long for fellowship that is authentic (non-awkward) and where conversation focuses on where they are encouraged and discouraged in life and ministry, not on numbers. Youth pastors want other youth pastors with whom they can pray. They also want good instruction on how to do more effective youth ministry but do not want the pressure of having to produce it among themselves. If this sounds familiar, we'd encourage you to join us for a Rooted Regional Group gathering.
To join a Rooted Regional Group, fill out the form below with your name and email, and your local Rooted Regional Group leader will be in touch with details on where and when to join them for the next gathering.
At Rooted Regional Groups, youth pastors gather for a meal, authentic fellowship, prayer, and a 10-15 minutes of video instruction, provided by Rooted, featuring a national expert. We hope to offer the benefits and experience of a Rooted conference in a local community three-times per year.
If you are interested in hosting a Rooted Regional Group, please email [email protected]
There is no cost to host or attend a RRG. We simply ask our RRG leaders to provide a place for everyone to gather, send out a template email that we will provide you to invite others to join, and lead the group in the discussion questions provided.
The upcoming Rooted Regionals Groups will be:
February 17, 2022
April 21, 2022
August 18, 2022 - Online Only
November 10, 2022
Rebecca serves as the Associate Director of Young Adult Ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent, as well as the Ministry Development Coordinator for Rooted. She is a graduate of Furman University and recently completed her Master’s in Theology at Beeson Divinity School. As a former youth minister, she is passionate about teens knowing and loving Jesus. She is happiest on a porch swing, in a boat, or on the dance floor.
Connor serves as youth minister at Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, AL, where he lives with his wife, Shelley, and sons, Jacob and Levi. He holds an M.Div from Beeson Divinity School and loves to ride his bike and enjoy a good book.
Tracy Yi serves at Church Everyday in Northridge CA, where she wears numerous official and unofficial hats. She's married to Kevin and has three young children.
Steve Eatmon has over 12 years of experience in youth ministry and a Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary. Currently, he serves as the pastor to high school and middle school students at the Chinese Bible Church of Maryland. He is married to Heather and they have two children, Ryan and Rachael.