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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 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 Class | 9:15 am

During the first worship service in the auditorium the Rooted 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, as well as, small group discussions.

Our Leaders:

Our Rooted leaders are: Dave & Shawn Smith, Ben & Katie Plumb, Nathan & Abigail Crockett, Tom & Jenn Stuhl, John & Rosie Alger, Troy & Jennifer Davisson, Jesse Klobuchar, 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:

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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.