Rooted In Rest

We’ve been looking at the themes of “Resting on The Rock” and studying through the Word so that may be able to live through the wilderness we call home and honor our Lord.  Rest, in the Word is synonymous with trust and peace.

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,  rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.   – Colossians 2:6-7

What does it mean to be rooted?  The general definition means that something is establish deeply and firmly.  It lives there.  Roots serve two important functions. They give a tree stability, enabling it to stand in fierce storms, and they provide nutrients from the soil.  If our lives are deeply rooted in Christ we will stand firm and bear much fruit.

“To live in Christ means that we can’t live in the world, and I don’t mean by where we live, but rather how we live. To live in Christ means that we don’t let the world control our thoughts, our hearts, our spare time, etc. It means that we don’t allow the television to entertain us constantly, or novels to always have our attention. To live in Christ means that we should practice our faith, and be proud of who we are in Christ: We are sinners, saved by grace, anointed by Christ and adopted as co-heirs under God.  How we live and how we act should consistently be evidence to that fact.” Christ-Centered-Blogspot

“Following Jesus as Lord does not manifest itself in checking off a list of rules, though our Savior has given us rules to follow. Instead, obedience to Jesus is a humble embracing of His way as we reflect on and proclaim our gratitude for His salvation.
The true Christian life is, first and foremost, a life of thanksgiving.” – Ligonier Ministries

What does it look like to be rooted in Christ?
How can we continue to be rooted and built up in Him?

General Session Topics to Consider

What does it mean to grow up and be built up
-in Christ?-

What does it mean to have strong faith
-in Christ?-

What does strength look like
-in Christ?-

What does it mean to rest
-in Christ?-

Broad Workshop Topics To Consider

Many workshops and resources can be found throughout The Hub.  Here are some to consider.

Christian Identity

Identity by Stefanie Cole – Workshop
Grace Extended By Cinky Jones – Workshop
Rooted In Christ and Bearing Fruit – Resource
Created For Community – Resource

Fruitful Communication

The Good Soil Of Purpose – Reaping What you sew – Resource
Effective Communication in A Great Family – slideshare.net

Intentional study

Basics of Inductive Bible Study by Maddie Quick – Workshop

Purposeful Relationships

The Harvest of Hospitality – Resource
Created For Community – Resource

 

Themed Devotional Resources

You can utilize devotionals like this one throughout your retreat.

There’s nothing on earth like the peace and loveliness of a magnificent garden. It’s the place where Adam and Eve first fellowshipped with God, and where you, too, can escape from this chaotic world into His loving arms of beauty and serenity.  Devotions from the Garden takes you to that place where senses are restored as dewdrops settle and butterflies gather to witness the miracles of God’s creation bloom and grow. These ninety devotions explore the parallels of life with the elements of the garden to help you see God, to sense His presence, to soothe your soul, and to rest in knowing He is with you throughout each day. Included are striking photographs with a fresh, contemporary design for timeless appeal.

Find out more about the book HERE

Connecting Leadership

Goal Setting – Handout/Workshop