In late 2019, God gave a couple of the ladies at Testwood Baptist Church a vision. That vision was to organise a series of Bible studies for women, based around the topic of ‘Identity in Christ’. A small team formed off the back of this vision, and in January 2020, Rooted was born!
The name ‘Rooted’ comes from Colossians 2:6-7, which says:
6So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
This is our heartfelt prayer for the women of Testwood Baptist Church.
From this passage, the Rooted Objectives have been defined, which are:
- To use Word-filled ministry to help one another to understand, accept, and be rootedin our identity in Christ;
- To build upand encourage one another in our God-given gifts and attributes;
- To strengthen our faithso that we feel equipped to confidently work together to further the Kingdom;
- To overflowwith thankfulness for the grace lavished upon us.
Throughout this series, we explore some of the incredible women of the Bible, and spend time sharing experiences and encouragement, and ultimately helping one another to become ‘Rooted’ in our identity in Christ, so that as we walk together through the different stages of life, we have that one constant to hold onto: who we are in Him.