A Course in Christian Discipleship for Africa



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How it works in practice ...

Rooted in Jesus is a practical discipleship programme in which trained leaders facilitate small groups of people who wish to deepen their discipleship. It is not a Bible study programme – it is an applied, interactive programme which aims to change people’s lives, churches and communities.

For a simple print-ready guide to how Rooted in Jesus works in a diocese or denomination, please click here. Or just read the summary below!

The basics

The conferences



Local support and implementation

Follow up

Rooted in Jesus Junior

Having introduced the adult programme, many dioceses choose to follow it up with a Rooted in Jesus Junior conference, at which Sunday School teachers are trained to use the Junior version with their classes. Rooted in Jesus Junior provides what in many places is the first curriculum for teaching the Christian faith to children, and works on the same principles -the aim is that children become disciples of Jesus. The Junior programme is most effective if the Sunday School teachers are already themselves part of an adult Rooted in Jesus group. To find out more about Rooted in Jesus Junior click here.

Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28.19-20.

Be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus; and what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well. 2 Timothy 2.2.


Rooted in Jesus is edited and directed by Revd Dr Alison Morgan, and is published and supported by The Mathetes Trust.