The Rooted Podcast


February has been an exciting month at Rooted! We revealed our Top Ten initiative last week, and today marks the official launch of the Rooted Podcast – a venture long in the making. 

Through the Rooted Podcast we hope to engage student leaders in new ways, entering into a literal dialogue about the issues of today’s youth, and how we as youth ministers can respond. Our podcast episodes will feature interviews with experts, conversations with equals, as well as recorded talks and sermons – all geared towards advancing grace-driven student ministry.  

We plan to release episodes twice a month. We’ll announce new episodes on the blog.

Rooted podcast episodes can be found by clicking on the podcast tab above, searching for “Rooted Ministry” in iTunes, or clicking one of the direct links below.

Teens, Sexual Restraint, and the Trinity: Dr. Wesley Hill speaks with Rooted

Dr. Wesley Hill, author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality, joins this conversation with the Rooted Podcast Team to discuss sexual restraint with all teenagers, those who are both gay and straight. 

David Plant: Plenary talk #2 from 2015 Rooted Conference

David Plant, Assistant Pastor and Community Group Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, taught on the value of friendship at the 2015 Rooted Conference. He looks at the friend that Jonathan was to David, and the friend that Jesus is to us.

Scotty Smith: Plenary talk #3 from 2015 Rooted Conference

Scotty Smith offered this powerful talk at the 2015 Rooted Conference about the Gospel of grace, incarnation, and its applications in youth ministry from Philippians 2. Scotty is the founding pastor of Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN, teaches at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, and has authored five books.

Ministering to Gay Students: Dr. Wesley Hill speaks with Rooted

The Rooted Podcast Team sits down with Dr. Wesley Hill, author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality and Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian. Wes talks about his experience in the church as a teenager struggling with same-sex attraction. He offers valuable insights on how to faithfully and sensitively minister to gay students. 

To learn more about gospel centered youth ministry, check out more articles and podcasts from Rooted’s youth ministry blog. 


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