Rooted High School Ministry

WELCOME to ROOTED - Where high school students experience loving community and grow deeply rooted in a relationship with Jesus, in order to bear Gospel fruitfulness for a lifetime.

 “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

Our Philosophy

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!

Our H-3 discipleship strategy consistently asks students to apply biblical teaching to their whole life.

Head- what truth did I discover?
Heart- what attitude needs adjustment?
Hands- what action will I take?




Parent Information

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 invite you to tangibly support our ministry (food/host/pray/drive) once a semester for a more effective ministry!

Meet the Youth Leadership Team













Alisa Zimmerman, Bekah Hanson*, Sarah Raspberry*, Emily Bernal*, Juliza Huang, Lisa Tauszik, J.R. Hancock, Bert Aguilar, Nate & Bre Turner, Ben & Ashley Wiele, Scott Norvell* & Wendi Norvell*. (*not pictured)

Gathering Times

Check us out on our Instagram page for live get togethers for lessons, fellowship and encouragement!  ROOTED Instagram   You can follow us and stay up to date on our Facebook page as well!  ROOTED Facebook

Sunday Mornings

Rooted D-Groups (Discipleship Group) are a small group of 8-10 students that meet weekly on Sunday morning. 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.

We are hosting D-groups every Sunday after the Modern Church Service on the FPC Campus (noonish). Ashley & Lisa are leading the Freshman girls, meeting in the Rooted High School Room. Sarah, Emily, Bre, Juliza, & Bekah are leading Sophomore and Junior girls, meeting outside the Rooted Room. Wendi, Alisa, and Trianne are leading the Senior girls, meeting in the Gallery. Scott & Bert are leading Freshman and Sophomore guys, meeting outside the Rooted Room. Nate & JR are leading Junior and Seniors, outside on the Pink House lawn. If you are new with us or do not know your teens D-group, email Meagan and she will be happy to connect you. 

Sunday Nights

   On Sunday Nights we host a weekly Bible Study in person 6:30-8PM on the FPC Campus (with masks). We enjoy playing ping-pong and group games before jumping into our weekly Bible Study lesson. This year we have wrestled with the important truths of God's love and grace found in Isaiah. Join us as we continue to pray and seek to follow Jesus with our whole lives. 






Annually Complete Registration & Medical Release Form

Click the above link to complete our annual permission slip form. This form is required for students to participate in all CE (Children & Youth) events during the year (June 2022 to May 2023).  We need one per student. It automatically submits to our office. 

Camps & Events Scholarship Application

Click the above to apply for a Scholarship to assist in attending one of our Christian Education activities. First Presbyterian Church is committed to the spiritual growth and support of those who desire to participate. Please use this form to request financial assistance for your student(s) to participate in activities that incur costs such as camps or retreats. It automatically submits to our office.

*Camp Sibling Discounts: We offer a multi-sibling discount to families with multiple students who plan to attend FPC sponsored camps.

The discount goes as follows:

2 Students ($50 per family off the total cost)
Each additional Student ($50 off the total cost)
Example: A family has a 4th grade student and a 7th grade student both going to summer camp the family will receive $50 off the total cost. 

2022 Rooted Serve & Learn Trip Application

Use this form to apply for this cross-cultural Serve & Learn trip. Applications are due no later than January 30, 2022. $50 deposit is due at the time of application. Make deposit here.

Student Leadership ROOTED student Leadership Application

Use this form to apply for a student leader position within the High School ministry. We believe that students are the next generation of leaders, who have gifts that can be used today! Student leaders will be invested into for one school year, with the expectation that they will assume a deeper ownership of the youth group culture and ministry.

Youth Leaders Application

Use this form to begin the process of becoming a volunteer ministry leader with the Rooted youth group in any capacity. Once received, we will be in touch with you for next steps. 

Special Events


ROOTED Summer Camp at Calvin Crest | July 17-22, 2022

Join us July 17-22nd as we embark for summer camp at Calvin Crest, where 9th-12th graders will be challenged in their faith through large group worship times and in life-changing small groups. Campers will also have a ton of options for recreational events, including the aerial adventure course, rock wall, pool, flume, paddle boats, kayaks, and more! Students will have outrageous fun in group activities and quiet, meaningful moments connecting with God. The cost is $575, and there are sibling discounts and scholarships available. Here is the link to register!



ROOTED Alaska Serve & Learn | July 23-30, 2022

Rooted HS is partnering with Next Steps to serve in Fairbanks, Alaska. Please contact Meagan for the details. Applications are due by January 10, 2022. $50 down payment is due at time of application. All payments will be made on MyFPC.




ROOTED Discord 

Join us from home. Click Here for Link  Hit up Meagan or JR for more info.