A Course in Christian Discipleship for Africa

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How to support Rooted in Jesus...

A remarkable story

Rooted in Jesus is a course in Christian discipleship for Africa. First piloted in 2002, it has now been translated into 44 languages and introduced to over 80 dioceses and denominations in 16 African countries. We estimate that since it began some 100,000 people have joined groups. There is a companion course, Rooted in Jesus Junior, for use with children aged 8-14. Rooted in Jesus is endorsed by the Anglican Communion, and published and supported by the Mathetes Trust, a UK registered charity.

We have received many testimonies of transformed lives, growing churches and changed communities from those who have used Rooted in Jesus. To find out more:

Can you help?

Rooted in Jesus is reliant on donations from individuals and churches in the West if it is to reach the people who need it most.

It is introduced to an African diocese through a series of residential conferences at which our teams train group leaders (normally 150 per conference, so that up to 3000 people can begin the course). For each conference we need to raise £3500. This covers the cost of the course materials, a grant of £10 per participant to cover food costs, and a travel budget for a diocesan coordinator who will provide ongoing support. To keep costs down our training teams pay for themselves.

Make an online donation

The easiest way to support Rooted in Jesus is to make an online donation. Just click on the purple Donate button and choose from the various options. You can make either a one-off gift or a regular donation, and if you are a UK taxpayer Gift Aid is automatically reclaimed for you, adding 25% to your donation.

Support Rooted in Jesus with a standing order

Regular giving helps us to plan effectively and offer ongoing support to the dioceses with whom we work. You can set up a regular Standing Order by completing a STANDING ORDER* form and giving it to your bank. If you are a taxpayer we can claim Gift Aid, which increases the value of your donation by 25%.

Make a one off gift by cheque or bank transfer

If you prefer to donate by cheque, you can download and print out a GIFT AID* form here and return it to us by post. Please make your cheque payable to The Mathetes Trust. If you would rather make an online bank transfer to The Mathetes Trust, you will find the account details on the Standing Order form.

Ask your church to support Rooted in Jesus

Why not ask your church to include us in their mission giving, or to hold a collection for Rooted in Jesus? We can provide speakers and promotional flyers to help you.

What else can you do?

Hold a fund raising event to support Rooted in Jesus - use the MyDonate button to set it up.
Ask your diocese to support Rooted in Jesus through its companion links programme.
If you represent a grant-making trust, or know of a trust that we could apply to for funding, let us know.
Remember Rooted in Jesus in your will and help Christian mission for years to come.

Join our prayer network

Africa is a challenging place to live and minister. We are constantly overwhelmed by the dedication and commitment of the group leaders and coordinators. But we know from long experience that no discipleship programme will flourish without a lot of prayer support. If you would like to join our prayer network we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch.

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Rooted in Jesus is published and supported by The Mathetes Trust.