OUR MISSION, VALUES, AND BELIEFS

 
Rooted Community Church is a new church plant beginning in Whitestown, Indiana, on the northwest side of Indianapolis. More than anything, we are a community called to glorify God. A community that desires to be honest in our imperfection, faithful to who God has called us to be, and intentional with those around us.
 
Our Mission
To see people and communities rooted in and transformed by the love of God.
 
Our Values

Connection

We were made for relationship with God and people. As a result, life is lonely and difficult on your own. In a world of superficial relationships, our desire is for genuine and meaningful connection. This applies to both our personal relationships and in relation with others churches. We believe in working together and creating community.

Being Real and Being Open

We are broken people. We aren’t perfect. From both our own sins and the ways that others have sinned against us and hurt us, we are broken. In order to seek restoration, we don’t want to hide that fact. We want to be honest with each other and with God to allow healing to happen.

Engaging Our Community

We believe that when the church is at its best, it benefits both those in and outside the church. Rather than sectioning ourselves off from the world, we seek to be connected to the community and neighborhoods that we are part of and to work for their benefit/good.

Head, Heart and Hands

We find the most impactful faith is one that is intellectually stimulating, asking tough questions, that is rooted in love, shaping the affections of our hearts, and that is lived out, leading us to get our hands dirty. 

Thankfulness

Every one of us faces challenges and struggles in life, some more than others, but we all have much to be thankful for. We want to be quick to give thanks to God for all of it.

What We Believe

We know that we each find ourselves at different points in our spiritual journey. For some, this is completely new territory, but we welcome you to our community.

We also know that at our core, we as a community need to be rooted in Christ. For this reason, we affirm together with all Christians, all around the world and all throughout history that; 
 
We believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
 
And in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
begotten from the Father before all ages,
God from God,
Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made;
of the same essence as the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven;
he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary,
and was made human.
He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered and was buried.
The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again with glory
to judge the living and the dead.
His kingdom will never end.
 
And we believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life.
He proceeds from the Father and the Son,
and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified.
He spoke through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic** and apostolic church.
We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look forward to the resurrection of the dead,
and to life in the world to come.
Amen.
 
**universal 
 
Rooted Community Church is a faith community of The United Methodist Church. Therefore, we affirm the United Methodist Church’s historic statement of faith.