Statistics cite that approximately 65 percent of students involved in youth ministries do not continue to attend church in college or as young adults. Most research surrounding this crisis considers the problem to be the message and theology of youth ministry, which Christian Smith described as “moralistic, therapeutic deism.” Rooted offers a place to reflect theologically on how student ministers can ground their message and ministries more deeply in the Cross and the Gospel of grace.
Rooted exists to transform student ministry by fostering grace-driven and cross-centered leaders through rich theological and contextual engagement.
Rooted creates space for theological reflection on the Gospel and Scripture by educating, equipping, and encouraging student ministry leaders through conferences, communications, and connections.
BOARD OF ADVISORS:
Director of Youth Ministries
Cathedral Church of the Advent, Birmingham, AL
Minister to Youth and Assistant to Pastor
Trinity Presbyterian, Covington, GA
Christ Episcopal Church, Charlottesville, VA
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York, NY
Redemption Hill Church, Auburn, ME
Coordinator for Youth Ministry
Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Birmingham, AL
2012 ROOTED CONFERENCE- ADOPTED: THE BEAUTY OF GRACE
DATES: Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11, 2012
$150 (before June 1)
$200 (after May 31)
$50 (Full-time student rate. Not intended for part-time students.)
The cost includes conference admission, light breakfast (Friday and Saturday), lunch on Friday, and dinner (Thursday). Full refunds for cancellations will not be given after August 1.
FOR WHOM: People ministering to students, including youth pastors, college ministers, teachers, coaches, and volunteers who:
- Need to be refreshed by the message of God’s grace
- Want to serve students better with the Gospel
- Care about the Gospel being central in the Church
- Wish to connect with other student pastors
- Want to grow in theology