This Spring: Roots – A Discipleship Journey
Wednesdays, April 4 – June 13, 6:00-7:30pm, Fellowship Hall
In conjunction with Kids Night!
Grow Stages: All Cost: $20
Mazizi, a discipleship curriculum developed in Nairobi Kenya, means “roots.” This experience is all about becoming rooted in Christ as you discover what it means to follow Him in community with others.
Biblical, foundational and deeply practical – this class will help you develop life-long habits for growing in your faith, connect you with other believers and help you discover ways you can share your faith with others and make a difference in the world.
What is Roots?
Roots is an 11-week experience designed to help us become rooted in God and His Word. We invite you to engage with God, your family, friends, community and world in new ways.
God’s deep desire is for each of us to thrive, overflowing with the joy and peace that only He can give. But we can’t thrive without strong roots and healthy nutrition.
We invite you to embrace the opportunity to:
Spend time with God daily, using the scripture passages and reflections in the Mizizi book
Engage in a small group to process what you’re learning, encourage one another, hold each other accountable, and have a greater impact collectively than you can as an individual
What is Mizizi?
Mizizi is Swahili for “Roots.” Mizizi is a Discipleship resource that was developed in Nairobi, Kenya. We are excited about the opportunity to learn from God’s global family!
Why should I participate in Roots?
There are a lot of good reasons! Here are just a few; perhaps you see yourself in some of these scenarios:
Develop a routine of spending daily time with God or refresh your walk with God by changing your routine
Learn from others whose walks are different than your own, and be a blessing to them
Understand your faith story and how to confidently share it
God is calling you to make a difference in your world in a tangible way; this is an opportunity to listen closely.
So that the spiritual fruit that God wants to grow in your life will overflow into the lives of your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Align your heart with God’s heart – are the things that matter most to Him also most important to you?
Why are we using the Mizizi Curriculum?
We feel deeply blessed and privileged to use the Mizizi materials for many reasons:
Provides excellent overview and balance of the “big rocks” of Christian discipleship
Focused on putting Christian faith into everyday life and practice
Multi-cultural, as is increasingly true of our congregation and our vision
Written and developed by God’s global family—from Nairobi, Kenya
Stretches us regarding justice and compassion issues and involvements, and speaks frankly about issues that aren’t always easy for us, e.g., prayer, fasting, money, evil strongholds, witness, social justice, etc.
Quotes from a wide range of Christian authors
Works for a broad range of people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey—we never outgrow our roots!
We also realize that Mizizi isn’t perfect. It’s fine to disagree with or dispute aspects of the book, but we ask that you avoid getting bogged down in them. Simply acknowledge the flaws, then move on and focus on listening to what God has to say to you.
A special thanks to Grace Chapel (Lexington, MA) for helping College Church to launch Roots.