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.
Clark currently serves as the worship and college pastor at Sunset Church in San Francisco. Before that he served as a youth pastor in the Asian-American context for nearly 10 years. He received his M.Div. from Talbot Theological School in Southern California, and is a Doctor of Missiology (D.Miss) candidate at Southern Seminary (SBTS). He is also an emeritus member of Rooted’s Steering Committee. He and his wife, Janet, have two daughters, and are committed to ministering amongst the least reached in San Francisco and East Asia.Register Today!
Description: This past year has shown us that almost anything can divide us - from politics, to race, to even simple safety laws like wearing a mask or taking a vaccine. As youth pastors and parents, we’ve seen this divide occur even more starkly across generational lines. Often times we find ourselves caught in the middle between parties, cultures, and especially parents and their children. How can we navigate these torrential waters ourselves when it’s so hard to know where the “Christian view” stands? How can we help the diversity of people and ages in our church take a biblical stance of a political one, and ultimately maintain the unity of the Spirit? This workshop will take a look at current events and give us a framework for knowing how to handle views that are not only opposing, but polarizing.