Regional Groups: Youth Minister Gatherings in Local Communities

What is a Rooted Regional Group?

Rooted Regional Groups are gatherings of youth pastors in local communities for the sake of fellowship, prayer, and instruction. We have learned historically that youth pastors long for fellowship that is authentic (non-awkward) and where conversation focuses on where they are encouraged and discouraged in life and ministry, not on numbers. They want other youth pastors with whom they can pray. They also want good instruction on how to do more effective youth ministry but do not want the pressure of having to produce it among themselves.

What Happens at a Rooted Regional Group?

At Rooted Regional Groups, youth pastors gather for a meal, authentic fellowship, prayer, and a 20-25 minutes of video instruction, provided by Rooted, featuring a national expert. We hope to offer the benefits and experience of a Rooted conference in a local community three-times per year.

When is the next Rooted Regional Group?

Our next RRG will be April 25 from 11am to 1pm.

While most RRG’s will meet at this time, days and times often vary based on location.

Register here. Click here for a full listing of RRG dates, locations, etc.

Online Rooted Regional Group – Monday, April 29th from 11am – 12pm (central time)

Online RRG

If you’re not located in an area near a current Rooted Regional Group or if you’re interested in hosting a RRG in your area, join us on Monday, April 29th from 11am – 12pm (central time) for our first ever online RRG. We’ll watch the training video for this month ahead of time and then spend time in discussion and fellowship during our video conference call. Register here by selecting “Online RRG” and email Mary Beth Johnston ( with any questions.

Where are Rooted Regional Groups currently?

Aimes, IA; Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Central Illinois, IL; Central Point, OR; Centreville, VA; Chicago (Barrington), IL; Chicago (N. Suburbs), IL; Clinton, MS; Columbia, SC; Dallas, TX; Dover, DE; Emory, TX; Grand Rapids, MI; Greensboro, NC; Hot Springs, SD; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Janesville, WI; Littleton, CO; Los Angeles, CA; Nashville, TN; New York (Westchester), NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Olympia, WA; San Diego, CA; Souix Falls, SD; Tallahassee, FL and Winnipeg, MB.

How can I get involved?

To join a RRG you can register here.

If you are interested in hosting a Rooted Regional Group, please email



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