Rooted

Finding lasting community at Mariners begins with Rooted.


Rooted is a 10-week small group experience designed to connect you to God, the church, and your purpose. Together, in a group of 10-15 people from all walks of life, you’ll explore the Bible, engage in prayer and serve experiences, share stories, and practice rhythms essential to a healthy spiritual life. These spiritual rhythms aren’t new, or something the church recently created, every one of them is found in Acts 2 where the early church began. We will provide you with a facilitator who is trained to come alongside your group to help you get the most out of the experience. Rooted is available 3 times a year, in January, April and September.

Registration for the current session of Rooted is closed. Sign up to be notified when the Spring 2023 session registration opens.

Join us April 1-2 at our weekend services for our Rooted Celebration and get excited about the experience that awaits you in the next session!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rooted?

Rooted is a 10-week discipleship program and a catalyst for life-change. It provokes questions and conversations and group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.

How do I register and what does it cost?

Registration is easy! Once registration is open for the upcoming session, click on
which time box you want to register for and follow the steps. While Rooted registration is FREE, each participant is responsible for purchasing the $15 workbook. Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to purchase your workbook.

Where will my Rooted group meet?

All of our in person Rooted groups meet at your location’s campus and all of our online groups meet virtually.

Is there childcare available?

Childcare is available at Mariners Irvine for children 0 yrs. – 5th grade, and it costs anywhere between $45-$50 per child for all 10 weeks. Once you are registered for Rooted, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to register for childcare.

Note: Childcare availability differs for each Mariners campus. Please contact the Rooted lead at your selected campus for details.

What if I cannot make it to Week One?

If you miss Week One, your leader will be in contact with you and you can still join your group. For the best Rooted experience, we recommend not missing more than 2 weeks. If your schedule requires you to miss more than two, feel free to jump in when the next Rooted session starts.

What if I cannot make all ten weeks?

We understand that Rooted is a large time commitment, but we believe it is worth it to invest in the entire process. If you know you are going to miss more than 2 meetings, we ask that you wait until the next session of Rooted. The 10 weeks are a cumulative experience, and so we ask that every participant commit to honor each other with being at every meeting.

How will my Rooted group be chosen?

Our Rooted team will prayerfully place participants into groups of about 10-15 people. We group by age, marital status, and life stage. We form groups of married couples, singles (not co-ed), women, men, and young adults. These groups ultimately depend upon the demographic of those who registered. A substantial amount of prayer and thoughtfulness goes into creating groups which we think will provide the best experience for all people who attend. While we do our best to honor requests when possible, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all friend or leader requests.

Is there an age limit for Rooted?

Yes. Rooted is an adult only curriculum (18 years+). However, there is a Youth curriculum called Rooted Essentials. If you’re interested in Rooted for High School students, contact Mariners Irvine
High School Pastor, Chris Li by email: [email protected] or phone: 949-769-8121.

What if Registration is closed?

If registration is closed, please check back for the next Rooted session.

What is the difference between Rooted and Life Groups?

Rooted is the on-ramp to Life Groups. Your Rooted group at the end of the 10 weeks becomes your Life Group, and so we strongly advise that you go through Rooted before joining an open Life Group.

When will I get my book?

Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to purchase your Rooted workbook. While Rooted registration is FREE, each participant is responsible for purchasing the $15 workbook.

Are there scholarships available?

We believe that Rooted is a life-changing experience and we want everyone to participate! We understand that the Rooted workbook and/or childcare fee may be a burden for some and we are happy to provide scholarships.

Ready to lead a group?

Rooted Facilitators get a front row seat to something remarkable – God transforming lives. Rooted leaders must have graduated from Rooted and agree to our leadership commitment and volunteer agreement.

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