Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry

Equipping and empowering churches and parents to faithfully disciple students toward lifelong faith in Jesus Christ.

Your Online Source for Youth Ministry Training and Curriculum

We are practicing youth pastors from all over the country. Over the course of the last two years, we have been building an online platform with curriculum and training that is Gospel-centered, Bible-saturated, and useful for discipling our own students. This online portal features the resources and training materials that we find valuable in our own ministries and contexts as we disciple youth, plan mission trips, and train volunteers.

Whether you’re a brand new youth minister and looking for a place to start, or you’re a seasoned pro tired of DIY-ing your curriculum, join our community and gain access to what we believe to be the foundations of building an effective youth ministry.

Bible-based Youth Curriculum

Everything you and your volunteers need to lead a Gospel-centered, youth Bible study.

Youth Ministry Training Videos

From the big picture vision to practical how-to’s, we have all the training for you and your volunteers covered, virtually!

Community of Youth Pastors

Connect with peers who are working toward the same good mission, and find mentoring with our extensive youth ministry network.

Teaching Illustration Bank

We have compiled a great archive of relevant sermon illustrations that help youth connect and apply the Biblical message.

What's happening

If you’re looking to connect with other youth pastors in your area, check out our Rooted Regional Groups. We now have 40+ groups across the country of youth ministers who are looking for good fellowship, Gospel encouragement and instruction, and prayer.


“There are so many voices in youth ministry but Rooted has helped me to build my identity and ministry on Jesus and His grace. All the resources, events, and relationships consistently point me to the beauty of the gospel.”

Chris Li High School Ministry Director, Mariners Church

“Be the best Christian anyone has ever known!” “Do something everyday to make God say, ‘I choose them again.’” These are all quotes from speakers at large youth ministries in the United States. We are weighing our teens down with unmeetable demands and it shows in the number of teens that leave the faith when they leave the home. Rooted Ministries offers something different. They offer the good news of what Christ has done for them. They offer Jesus. They offer grace. I personally am so encouraged by the work that Rooted is doing and I know that their resources will change the way you think about youth ministry.

Jessica Thompson Author and Speaker

“In a world where so many increasingly and unknowingly embrace youth ministry/parenting beliefs and behaviors informed more by our changing culture than the unchanging Gospel, I am deeply grateful for the ministry of Rooted. With a stake set firmly in the ground of God’s Word, Rooted is a gift to the church, its youth workers, and its parents. Rooted provides us with a goldmine of theologically faithful and deeply practical teaching and resources.”

Dr. Walt Mueller Founder and President, Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

Five Pillars of Ministry

01 Gospel centrality

Faithfully proclaiming the good news of God’s unconditional love for sinners through Christ.

02 Theological depth through expository, biblical teaching

Equipping students with a biblical worldview.

03 Relational discipleship

Pursuing all facets of ministry in the context of caring relationships with students.

04 Partnership with parents

Educating, equipping, and collaborating with parents in the discipleship of their kids.

05 Intergenerational integration

Including students among all the generations of the church.

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