Our Mission:

Rooted at Morningside exists to mentor disciples by cultivating a passion for Christ, His Word, His Church, and His Mission.

Our Gatherings:

Rooted meets Sundays in the 8,700 square foot South Wing. During the school year, we average around 250 college-age young adults during the school year. Our focus is on finding joy in Christ, giving our lives to His church, and going into the world to make disciples. 

Rooted Small Groups | 9:15 am

During the first worship service in the auditorium Rooted Small Groups meet at 9:15 in the South Wing. We have a time of worship as well as Bible teaching from our young adult leaders, followed by small group discussions.

Rooted Large Group | 10:30 am

During the second worship service in the auditorium Rooted Large Group meets at 10:30 in the South Wing. We have a time of worship and Bible teaching from the group leader, Luke Hollis, or guest speakers.

Our Leaders:

Our Rooted leaders are: Nathan & Abigail Crockett, Ben & Katie Plumb, Luke & Olivia Hollis, Ben Knoedler, Tom & Jenn Stuhl, John & Rosie Alger, Troy & Jennifer Davisson, Dave & Shawn Smith, Hannah Drapinski, Mark & Dynel Fuller, Garrett Martin, Meagan Ingersoll, Ryan Beadles, Joel Smith, Hope Henry, Cienna Stuhl, Caroline Beadles, Tim Smith, Michaela Rosensky, and many other small group leaders.  

Our serving christ's body:

Many Rooted young adults are actively serving the Body of Christ through...

Worship: Young adults are welcome to join the church choir and orchestra, where faithfulness is more important than musical skill.  

Outreach: A number of young adults are actively involved in outreach at Morningside. These outreach ministries include: 

  • Language ministry sports outreach- Spanish soccer; Chinese badminton, basketball
  • ESL class- meets on Sunday mornings 
  • Good News Bible Clubs (Child Evangelism Fellowship)- after school for Pelham Road Elementary
  • Foster care outreach (Miracle Hill)
  • Visitation times- Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings
  • Spartanburg County Jail- services; discipleship

Children's Ministries: Young adults who go through our child protection policy and background check can teach Sunday School, assist in Kids4Truth Bible Clubs, as well as, in Student Ministries.

Media: Young adults play a vital role with our audio/visual team, as well as, graphic design and video production.

Guest Services: Young adults can join a greeter team, serve as a host, or work at our guest services table.

Need a ride to morningside?

We're so excited about having college students be part of Morningside and Rooted that we provide transportation to all our services during the school year. Here's how to catch a ride to Morningside from BJU:

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Where: Wait for a white Morningside bus in front of the Founders' Memorial Amphitorium near the blue mail box on the street between the FMA and Rodeheaver.

When: Sunday  8:50-9:00 AM  

Sunday  5:00 PM

Wednesday  6:15 PM

Return to BJU: Meet back at Morningside's side entrace where you came in. The buses will wait to leave for about 10-12 minutes after the main English service. If you attend another service (Spanish, Chinese, or Arabic), you will need to make arrangements to get a ride with someone.