LET'S GO TOGETHER.
WHAT ARE GROUPS AT ROCKY?
Groups at Rocky are designed for you and a handful of people to GO TOGETHER in an authentic community and GROW TOGETHER through the Groups Pathway. This pathway consists of 4 ten-week studies specifically selected to help you engage with Rocky’s Mission of Knowing Jesus, Loving Like Him, and intentionally living this out.
New groups start three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring). If you have more questions about Groups at Rocky, go here for answers to our FAQs.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Your bible
- The book for the step
- Companion Guide
- A pen
- Snack to share (optional)
rhythms you’ll experience in a group
- A LAUNCH to remember you’re a part of something bigger
- A CELEBRATION to commemorate how awesome God is
- Daily STUDY to deepen your spiritual roots
- A PRAYER Experience to slow down and listen to God
- A SERVE Experience to practice putting your faith into action
- SHARING your life and faith with those inside and outside your group
the rocky groups pathway
GO TOGETHER | GROW TOGETHER
Your path to community and connection begins here! Unlike most typical small groups, ROOTED is structured to include several experiences that will deepen your connection with God, his church, and your purpose.
Through ROOTED, you will explore the essential rhythms of our faith in a fresh way. Over 1,300 people have experienced ROOTED at Rocky and hundreds of thousands have worldwide. Simply put, ROOTED changes lives. You don’t want to miss this!
Click here to watch a short introductry video about Rooted.
Our thoughts are powerful. And what we tell ourselves about God profoundly affects how we live every day. We want to make sure that our thoughts about God actually match up with the God Jesus knew.
Step 2 works through The Good and Beautiful God by James Bryan Smith. This 10-week study confronts false narratives you may have about God and helps you KNOW Jesus intimately. Each week you’ll incorporate spiritual practices such as lectio divina and slowing down to help you deepen your walk with Jesus.
Click here to watch a short introductry video about Step 2.
Step 3 works through Kyle Idleman’s book, One At A Time. In this step you’ll focus on how to Love Like Jesus. You will first discover how Jesus loved others and that he influenced people one at a time. The second half of the study is dedicated to giving you practical application for living this out.
Throughout the study you will also be reading through various encounters that Jesus had with people, and discovering what this means for us today. God wants to use you to change the world, one relationship and connection at a time.
Chazown is Step 4. Throughout Step 4, you will discover and pursue God’s purpose for your life. This study focuses on living with passion as you take steps toward the important work God has for you.
Each week you will be reading through Chazown by Craig Groeschel and the Gospel of Mark in order to LIVE on mission with your whole life. Chazown takes you on a journey with Jesus to discover your calling as a follower of Jesus, your unique contribution to his mission, and what discipleship is all about.
Click here to watch a short introductry video about Step 4.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
Rooted blessed me with a community I didn’t even know I was missing. I learned more about Jesus than ever before at a level and understanding that I relate to.
Step 2 was life-changing for me. It gave me a totally new perspective on my salvation.
Irresistible helped me to clearly describe the essence of my faith during a deep discussion with a Muslim friend.
additional groups resources
One of our values at Rocky is to put First Things First. This value is what led us to create the Pursuit Journal. Rocky’s Pursuit Journal helps you put Jesus first in a really simple and practical way by giving you rhythms to practice daily, weekly, and monthly as you read through the New Testament.
Throughout this journal you will…
- Pursue Jesus daily by reading through the NT chronologically one chapter a day, five days each week .
- Reflect weekly on your highs, lows, what you’ve learned about God, and what you are determined to do the following week.
- Practice monthly spiritual rhythms that are designed to help deepen your relationship with Jesus and love others as he has loved you.
If you’re interested in doing the Pursuit Journal with a group, contact our groups team! You can pick up a copy for $12 at either of our campuses or get all three journals for $30. If you’re not local you can have a copy shipped to you for a small fee here!
Work through the bestseller Irresistible by Andy Stanley. This book will stretch your view of scripture and open your perspective on God’s work through history. As followers of Jesus, we want to connect and engage with our culture in such a compelling way that others are intrigued by our faith and seek to truly understand who Jesus is.
Throughout the study, you will read through Hebrews, discover what makes your faith irresistible, and commit to loving like him in every area of your life.
This is an essential resource for individuals and groups who want to build confidence in God’s Word. Think of Core52 as a fast-pass to biblical literacy, calling for 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 1 year.
Author Mark Moore identifies the most power-packed passages and distills them into a digestible format for busy people who want to gain proficiency with Scripture.
At Rocky, we created a Companion Guide to help unpack the content of this book. Come by the new guest table to check it out.
For more information on Core52, check out their website at Core52.org.
HAVE QUESTIONS? CHECK OUT OUR FAQ!
I can’t attend the Launch. How do I get my materials?
If you won’t be attending the Launch, please pick up your book at the front desk during office hours at the Niwot campus (Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm) or on Sundays before or after services at either campus. A volunteer at the NEW GUEST Table will be able to help you.
Is there childcare for groups?
Generally, no. However, we always offer Rooted on Sunday mornings and children can participate in RockyKids programming during their Sunday group time.
How large are groups typically?
The size of our groups are generally around 5 to 15 people.
Do you offer online groups?
We do offer online groups when there is a demand. Please contact us and let us know you are interested.
Do you offer men’s/women’s or life stage groups?
Yes, when we have facilitators that offer to lead a men’s/women’s group, or specific life-stage group. We launch them at the same time that we launch our other groups. If you would like a specific group type, would you consider facilitating? We highly value our facilitators and would coach you every step of the way.
Why does it cost money?
The registration fee covers the cost of the book and (for Steps 2, 3, & 4) companion guide. Rocky covers the costs associated with meals or dessert at the Launch and Celebration.
What options are available for payment? Can I pay with cash or check?
Credit/debit card, cash or check is accepted. However credit/debit card is the only option to choose on the registration page without help from the Groups Team. If you prefer to pay with cash or check please call the church at 303-652-9111 or email email@example.com for help registering and paying.
When/where does my group meet?
Most newly launched groups meet at either the Niwot campus or the Frederick campus. Your facilitator will contact you about the date and room location of your first group meeting after the Launch.
If I have already completed Rooted, how else can I get connected?
If you completed Rooted over a year ago, we recommend that you register for Rooted again. Rooted really is the BEST way to get connected at Rocky and 90% of our groups continue on to the next step. However, we also often have open Step 2 and Step 3 groups and advertise these open groups when available on the JOIN A GROUP page.
Do Groups continue from one step to the next?
Generally, yes. In fact, 90% of our groups continue on! After Rooted, we allow our groups a great deal of flexibility. Some groups intersperse our Steps with other studies of interest. We have created Pursuit Journals that can be adapted for group study and we’ve designed a Sermon Discussion Guide PDF that can be used by groups to work through Rocky’s sermon series. We also offer our groups access to RightNow Media.
ROCKY GROUPS STAFF
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us!