A Course in Christian Discipleship for Africa


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How to support Rooted in Jesus...

Since its beginning in 2002, Rooted in Jesus has spread all over sub-Saharan Africa. We have never advertised it, and we do not sell it; and yet it has now been adopted by over 75 Anglican dioceses and by a growing number of Provinces. In 2015 it was officially endorsed by the Anglican Communion. This is all the more remarkable given that it receives no central funding.

Rooted in Jesus runs on minimal costs; all team members cover their own expenses in full. Few African dioceses can afford to cover the cost of a residential conference for lay leaders - for many who attend our conferences this is the first opportunity they have had to gather together for any form of ministry training. Some do not possess Bibles, and where this is the case we try to provide them as a gift. All those who will become group leaders need a set of Rooted in Jesus course books, and we print these at cost price and provide them free of charge to the receiving diocese. We also provide certificates for those who complete each book, and in some cases make small grants towards the expenses of the local diocesan coordinators who oversee the programme in each diocese.

Rooted in Jesus is now supported by its own dedicated charity, The Mathetes Trust. The Trust is directed by Canon Roger Morgan, and Rooted in Jesus is overseen by Revd Dr Alison Morgan. We rely on the prayers and financial contributions of individuals and churches to cover our operational costs. If you would like to support the work of Rooted in Jesus you can do it in any of the following ways:

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 - both for the initial conferences and for the group leaders and coordinators as the programme unfolds. If you would like to join our prayer network of intercessors we would be delighted to hear from you. Please email us or give us a ring.

Give regularly to Rooted in Jesus

Regular giving helps us to plan effectively and offer ongoing support to the churches with whom we work.

You can set up a regular Standing Order by downloading and filling in the STANDING ORDER* form and posting it back it to us. We can claim Gift Aid on standing orders if you tick the box on the form. Or you can make regular donations through BT's Mydonate service, by clicking on the Donate button on the right.


Make a one off gift to Rooted in Jesus

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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 prefer to make an online bank transfer to The Mathetes Trust, you will find the account details on the Standing Order form.


Other ways to support Rooted in Jesus

There are many ways that you can support Rooted in Jesus - as a Trust, or a local Church, or by leaving a legacy in your will.
As a church
Rooted in Jesus’ income has come mainly from individual Christians and churches in the UK. If you support our ministry, you can ask your church to include us in their mission giving. Support from local Christian communities is vital to us. We are keen to keep churches informed about our work. If your church would like to know more, we may be able to provide a speaker with first hand experience of our work in Africa. Please email us for further information.
Through your will
Leave a legacy to Rooted in Jesus and you will help Christian mission for years to come. If you’re interested in finding out more about how you can include Rooted in Jesus in your will, please email us for further information.
As a Trust
Grant-making trusts are an important source of income for Rooted in Jesus, often providing us with additional income for projects that we cannot fund from our usual budget. Our work in developing a Children's version of Rooted in Jesus was helped by a generous donation from a charitable trust. If you represent a grant-making trust and would be interested in giving to Rooted in Jesus, or you know of a grant-making trust that we could apply to for funding please contact us.

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Rooted in Jesus is edited and directed by Revd Dr Alison Morgan, and is published and supported by The Mathetes Trust. For more information please contact us.