High School

Welcome to Rooted High School Ministry 









Our mission is for high school students to know Jesus, and through community to grow deeply rooted in faith in order to engage in the Gospel in their everyday life.                                                         

 “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Colossians 2:6-7   

      Beth Paz


Rooted youth group welcomes you to join us at any event or activity! Our team exists to come alongside high schoolers and provide a safe space for their development in a positive community. We focus on building a fun and safe community in which to dive into Bible Study and its practical application to our lives (including diving into the hard stuff!), service and love for others, and moving our whole lives towards alignment with the heart of God. Our prayer is for every student to feel God’s love and find a place to belong at Rooted!                                                     


Sunday Mornings

Rooted D-Groups (Discipleship Group) are a small group of 8-10 students that meets weekly on Sunday morning during Ed Hour (9:40-10:45am). Every student who visits or attends our ministry are placed in an (inter-class, same gender) D-group, led by a Youth leader. These groups are designed for students to have deeper relationships within the youth group, and cultivate a space that invites belonging, sharing, prayer, accountability and deeper relationship with God. The goal is to create a passion for Jesus in the students beyond casual participation and invite them to actively share Christ’s love and redemption with others. We hope to equip them with the tools to succeed and grow into rooted Christ followers.

Wednesday Evenings

Rooted Youth Group meets every Wednesday night from 6:30-8pm in “The Commons” at FPC. Our theme of “Rooted” will carry over into specific topics integrated into our “H-3 Strategy.” Moving from head to heart to hands, we cover topics that address: apologetics, sexuality and relationships, decision-making, the life and teachings of Jesus, mental health, leadership, evangelism, culture, purpose and identity. We connect through games, laughter, snacks, celebrating birthdays, worship and singing, Bible Study and discussion. Our prayer is that every student leaves encouraged, oriented towards Jesus and feeling a deep sense of belonging in Christ. 


Equipping and supporting High School parents is important to us. We know that parents are the primary influence on their youth and we are here to partner with you! Monthly newsletters are sent out to encourage parents, and inform them of upcoming events and activities. We ask that you tangibly support our ministry (food/host/pray/drive) once a semester for a more effective ministry!



Check out our Facebook group, “Rooted” There will be up to date information, pictures, and videos posted from the different events, camps, and trips. If you aren’t in the group please join!
Up Coming Events
November 11: "Friendsgiving" Progressive Dinner
November 22: Thanksgiving Break- No Youth Group
December 2: Christmas Tree Lane  (joint activity with Jr. High)
December 13: Christmas Party (last Wednesday activity before Christmas break)
December 20-January 3: Christmas Break (no Wednesday or Sunday meetings)
January 10:  Spring Kick-off
January 19-21: Winter Camp @Hume Lake $185
We want your high schooler to know the hope that Christ gives us for eternal life, and the way that hope impacts our purpose and meaning as we richly experience it in the here and now.
Join us at Hume Lake for camp, where the theme is:  "Already - Not Yet"  1 Peter 1