Rooted at Morningside exists to mentor disciples by cultivating a passion for Christ, His Word, His Church, and His Mission.
Rooted meets Sundays in the 5,700 square foot South Wing. During the school year, we average around 200 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 large Group | 9:15 am
During the first worship service in the auditorium the Rooted Large Group meets at 9:15 in the South Wing. We have a time of worship as well as Bible teaching from Pastor Dave Smith or a guest speaker.
Rooted small Groups | 10:30 am
During the second worship service in the auditorium Rooted small groups meet at 10:30 in the South Wing. We have a time of worship and Bible teaching from group leader with small group discussions.
Our Rooted leaders are: Dave & Shawn Smith, Ben & Katie Plumb, Nathan & Abigail Crockett, Tom & Jenn Stuhl, John & Rosie Alger, Troy & Jennifer Davisson, Mark & Dynel Fuller, Tim Smith, 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
Mentoring Upstate- mentoring students at Pelham Road Elementary
Foster care outreach (Miracle Hill Ministries)
Visitation times- Wednesday evenings, Saturday mornings
Pregnancy Medical Clinic (Piedmont Women's Center)
Spartanburg County Detention Center- services; discipleship
Children's Ministries: Young adults who complete the steps for serving in children’s ministry can teach or work in the nursery, preschool, Sunday School, or Kids on Mission, 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:
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.