The simple vision for Roots Church

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20) I...

New space, new time, starting this week (9/22)

We got certificate of occupancy! Beginning this Sunday (9/22) Roots Church meets at 8925 271st St. NW at 10:30 am!! Thank you to all of you who have put in time and resources to make this happen. I am keenly aware of God’s grace in bringing us to this point, and...

Power and weakness in the church

Last week, I attended a day-long seminar with professor and author Kyle Strobel, hosted by the 3Strand Church Network that we are a part of. Kyle recently wrote a book on power and weakness in the kingdom of God, and the seminar was centered around that topic. This is...

Update on space, first service

The work at our new space is finally coming along enough to set a reasonable date for our first service. We are aiming for first Sunday service in the space being September 22 at 10:30 am! That being said, we have a lot of work to do before then.The contractor side of...

Human mercy requires divine justice

This past Sunday’s sermon looked at God’s love in relation to God’s judgment. Many people feel the need to downplay or ignore what the Bible says about God’s judgment, especially his final and eternal judgment of sin and sinners. We worked through some of the...

Update on our new space

We signed a three-year lease on 5,800 sq. feet of space in downtown Stanwood back in mid-may (old Jimmie’s Pawnshop across from SC News and Stanwood Foursquare). This space, when ready, will hold our services, kids’ classrooms, and offices. We are really...

We pledge allegiance…

As part of our Sunday services, we do a pastoral prayer. Sometimes these are more spontaneous and cover several topics. Sometimes they are written out beforehand and focus on one specific theme. Here is the prayer we’ll pray for the week of July 4th. Dear Lord Jesus,...

A prayer for fathers

As part of our Sunday services, we do a pastoral prayer. Sometimes these are more spontaneous and cover several topics. Sometimes they are written out beforehand and focus on one specific theme. Here is the prayer we’ll pray this coming Father’s Day. Dear...

New space for Roots Church!

After a couple months’ process, we are excited to announce that we have signed a 3-year lease on 5,800 sq. ft. for our church in Stanwood: the old pawn shop across from SC News. The membership voted on April 28 to move on this space, as well as to move to Sunday...