Roots Christian Fellowship started in October 2002 as a result of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of eight young adults. It began as a simple dinner night once a week, and then evolved into a weekly Bible study in a converted garage. The Monday night Bible study moved a couple of times as a group until finally it landed in a converted barn within an apple orchard. At this point, the Monday night Bible study had changed into a Sunday morning service. From the beginning, Roots Christian Fellowship has been “Rooted” in worship, prayer, fellowship, and the Word of God. Our purpose is to bring people into a closer relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and to spur one another on toward love and good deeds. We have never claimed to have it all figured out, only to be fellow travelers and worshipers on “The Way”. Equipping and encouraging people to help and serve others. For Jesus said that “The servant is the greatest in the kingdom of God."
Probably one of the important things to know about Roots is that we have a team approach to all our ministry efforts. We therefore do not have one Pastor as a leader, but are led by a group of Elders and a Ministry Leaders team. Our teaching on Sunday morning and our worship music is also done by rotating teams. Please contact us for more information on our leadership structure and how we function.
Statement of Faith
We believe that the Bible is without error in the original writings, and is the inspired Word of God, both Old and New Testaments. We believe it is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the final authority for all our moral, doctrinal, and life decisions. Obedience to the Word is not an option for those who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ (Deut 4:1-2, Mt 5:18, 2Tim 3:16-17).
We believe there is One, and only One, God, and that God exists and manifests Himself eternally in three distinct persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God. We believe He lived a perfect life, died a substitutionary death on the cross for the sins of the world, was buried, and after three days rose from the dead and ascended to heaven where He sits at the right hand of God making intercession for the saints.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the only way, truth, and life, and that in His Name, and His Name only, can a person be saved from their sins and be restored to fellowship with God. We believe that salvation is found in no other person, creed, or ritual (Acts 4:10-12).
We believe in the person and the power of the Holy Spirit and the fruit He bears in our lives today (Acts 1:8, Galatians 5:22). We believe He teaches and guides us in Truth and that He intercedes on our behalf (Romans 8:26-27).
We believe in the future bodily resurrection of the dead. We believe those who have put their faith in the saving blood of Jesus will enter eternal reward and relationship with God, heaven, while the unsaved will experience eternal separation and punishment in hell.
We believe the purpose of the local assembly is for the mutual encouragement,
instruction, and opportunity for sacrificial service of each member one to another. We
believe each member must strive to discover where they should be learning, teaching,
giving, and laying their lives aside for one another.