Rooted Online Facilitator Resources

Welcome To Rooted Online!

Online Rooted Facilitators get a front-row seat to life transformation! From daily devotions to weekly group time, sharing stories to serving together, and the prayer experience, which can be life-changing, we are excited about all the ways God will move in and through your group. This page is a collection of key dates, important information, and resources to equip you as an online facilitator throughout the Rooted session. If you have any questions, let us know by emailing [email protected]

Training Resources

  • Leader Gatherings
  • Rooted Facilitator Training
  • Sermon Resources
  • Facilitator Book
  • Video Links
Leader Gatherings

Leader Gatherings

Leader Gatherings are essential to how our online team serves and equips you to facilitate your group. Please plan on joining us on the following dates via Zoom:

Monday, Apr 15 • 7p Online training
Monday, May 6 • 7p Online training
Monday, Jun 3 • 7p Online training

Zoom Meeting Information for all 3 Trainings:

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 714 600 0354
Passcode: online

Rooted Facilitator Training

Rooted Facilitator Training

In addition to our Zoom leader gatherings throughout the session, please follow along with the weekly facilitator training. Watch in video format or tune in to the audio version through the Rooted Facilitator Podcast!

Sermon Resources

Sermon Resources

As you prepare for each week you may find the following sermons helpful, not only for you but for your group, as they seek to unpack specific topics more fully.

Facilitator Book

Facilitator Book

With your Rooted Book, your facilitator book will help you week to week. We want to make it quick and easy for you to get your books. 

For our Online Facilitators, we have free digital versions of the Rooted and Facilitator Book.
A PDF walking you through how to get your Rooted and Facilitator books is available HERE
DIGITAL Rooted Book
DIGITAL Facilitator Guide

Here is the PDF version for the Intro and Week 1 if you are waiting for a physical book.
Rooted Facilitator Guide – Intro VIEW HERE
Rooted Facilitator Guide – Week 1 VIEW HERE

Video Links

Video Links

Rooted Kick Off Video, for Week 1 
**You can also Download the Video HERE from Google Drive

Money Talk, Week 8
Rooted Celebration

Spring 2024 • Key Dates

Select your congregation to view Rooted session dates specific to your location.

  • Online


Tuesdays • Apr 16-Jun 18 • 6:30-8:30p*
Week 8, Video Opener • June 4
Rooted Celebration • Sunday, June 23*

For Online, we invite everyone to join the 10a Service (PST) at Mariners.Online

Here are details for groups that want to attend the in-Person Celebration at Mariners Irvine:

Rooted Celebration • Sunday, June 23
Mariners Irvine

10:00a – Join us in the Community Center with your group.
11:30a – Attend the Worship Service with your group
12:30p – Baptisms after the 11:30a service
Rooted Celebration Baptism • Register here
Rooted Celebration Childcare • Register here

Please let us know via email if you plan on attending the in-person celebration. [email protected]

When will I get my group roster and meeting location?

You will receive your group roster at the first Rooted Leader Gathering. Please note that your roster will likely change within the first 2 weeks of Rooted due to drop-outs and add-ins. We hope that you will take time before Kick-Off to review and pray over the individuals in your group. We will also aim to confirm your meeting location during that first gathering but may not be able to do so until the Kick-Off night.


How do I update my group roster?

As a facilitator, you have the ability to view, manage and make updates to your group roster through the My Mariners portal, under Group Toolbox. For detailed instructions on how to update the status of your group members, please click here

Confirmed drops/no-shows in your group should be marked “inactive” in your group. If someone is missing from your roster, or if you have any other questions regarding roster updates, please email us.


What happens on Kick-Off night?

We ask facilitators to arrive by 5:30p as we gather to pray and talk through the flow of the evening. Facilitators then greet their group members in the Community Center, and begin to get to know each other! You’ll then hear our “kick-off-night” live talk before being sent off to your group space for your first group discussion.

Do I need to take weekly attendance?

While we don’t ask you to take weekly attendance, we do ask that you let our team know in the event that you have “no-shows” or individuals who may drop off later on. You can also make the changes yourself via “My Mariners”. Instructions available here.

How do I book my group’s serve experience?

Every Rooted session comes with a new set of incredible group serve opportunities. View this session’s serve opportunities here. For more information, and for the latest on available serve opportunities, please email our Outreach team here.

What’s my role in helping the group transition to a Life Group?

Great question! Our hope for every Rooted group is that they continue on in Biblical community, practicing spiritual rhythms together as a Life Group. In some cases, the Rooted Facilitator goes on with the group as the Life Group Leader. At other times the Rooted Facilitator is helping to identify that potential leader from within the group. If that’s you, we ask that you “recommend” that leader to our team by week 6 of Rooted so that we can then do the work of vetting, interviewing, and eventually training as the group takes their next steps. Additionally, we cover more of what to look for in a Life Group Leader in our video and in-person trainings.

What do I need to know about Childcare?

Childcare is available for children from birth through 5th grade. The cost is $100 per child for the full 10-week session. Registration is found in the Rooted confirmation email. 

Childcare is provided to our facilitators if needed, please reach out to Melissa for instructions on how to register your child(ren). 


Where do I go for help?

Our team is here to equip, support and pray with you throughout the Rooted journey. If you need additional support please reach out to us! 


Melissa Roeder
Discipleship Project Manager
[email protected] 949.769.8308

John Thomas
Irvine Discipleship Pastor
[email protected] 949.769.8432

Nicole Muriu
Outreach Multiplication Director
[email protected] 949.769.8461

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