Rooted Program

"What is Rooted" is a question we often hear.  Rooted groups are designed to introduce people into our small group program here at West Park.  Throughout the course of the Rooted program you will discuss basic yet vital beliefs concerning God, salvation, and faith among others.  Once you have completed the the Rooted program we encourage you to continue in our Small Group Program by joining a REgroup (more information about Regroups below)!

We know that you probably have a few questions about the Rooted Program, so we have compiled a set of commonly asked questions below.  If we missed something, please feel free to contact the church office at (757) 488-6680.


Q. How do I sign up for Rooted?

A. Visit our Welcome Center and fill out a Rooted Card.

Q. When does Rooted begin?

A. Throughout the year in 10 week intervals.  Announcements will be made when a new group begins (check the weekly bulletin or welcome center).


Q. How often do Rooted groups meet?

A. Once a week.

Q. Where do Rooted groups meet?

A. Most meet in peoples homes, some meet at the church building.


Q. What day and time do Rooted groups meet?

A. That is determined by the eligibility that you marked when you filled out a Rooted Card.  The group facilitator will determine and set the time and location that works best for everyone.


Q. What if I put down the wrong eligibility by mistake?

A. We know that happens sometimes.  In the event that you marked the wrong eligibility, or that your schedule has changed, we may add you to a different group to better suit your schedule.

Q. How big are Rooted Groups?

A. Groups vary in size from a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 12.  You will find that most groups have around 8 people including the group facilitator(s).


Q. How long is the Rooted Program?

A. Rooted is a 10-week program.


Q. What happens after the 10-weeks of Rooted?

A. Your groups will transition into becoming a ReGroup or you will be asked to join a ReGroup that has already been established.


Q. How much does Rooted cost?

A. There is a $15.00 fee for the Rooted book. 


Q. If my spouse and I are doing Rooted together, do we both need to buy a book?

A. It is recommended that every participant purchase a book.  There is reading for each day as well as a series of questions over the reading. Also, each day the book asks to write down a prayer and gives you the space to do so.


Q. When do we pay for the book(s)?

A. When convenient we ask that you give cash or check to your group leader.


Q. What if we can’t afford a book?

A. We do not want the cost of a book to prohibit someone from joining the rooted program.  If you truly can’t afford a book, all that we ask is you speak to your group leader.


Q. I don’t think I can join a group right now, will Rooted ever be offered again?

A. Yes.  Rooted will be offered every 10 weeks as long as we have enough people to form at least one group (4 to 12 people).

"ReGroups" ... They're Small Groups ... Only Better!

REgroups are a fun way to connect with the West Park family outside of the regular worship hour. The Sunday sermon introduces the topic of discussion for the week, and your REgroup meeting will carry on that discussion in a more intimate setting.  If you are interested in joining a REgroup at West Park and you have been through the Rooted program fill out a REgroup card at our Welcome Center. 

If you would like to know more about our REgroup Program call the church office at (757) 488-6680.