Roots Community Church is founded on the rich history God has been writing since the beginning of time. Brought about through the remarkable work of his grace, our church was founded in 2010. Since then we have been growing in our appreciation of what it means to be a local church entrusted with the gospel.
We exist to celebrate the glory of God through lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
By "celebrate the glory of God" we mean aligning our church with the central passion of God as revealed in the pages of Scripture. The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 1:20, "For all the promises of God find their yes in him (Jesus). That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory." The gospel of Jesus Christ is the central jewel in redemptive history and therefore we fight to keep Christ and His gospel not only foundational but also explicit in the culture and practice of our community. We see the gospel not only as the means of salvation for the lost but also as the primary means of sanctification for those already in the family of God. In other words, we are striving to stay most passionate about what’s most important:
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
The Five Solas
We are not alone in our desire to align ourselves with the central passion of Scripture. Christianity, as it exists today, has been undeniably shaped by the Protestant Reformation. The “Five Solas” are Latin phrases that summarize the core theological convictions of the Reformers. The Five Solas include sola Scriptura (Scripture alone), Solus Christus (Christ alone), sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), soli Deo gloria (God's glory alone). These phrases were and are much more than the rallying cries of those who sought to change the status quo. The Five Solas are rooted in the essential doctrines of the Holy Scriptures regarding the origin, means, sufficiency and ultimate purpose of salvation. Simply stated, the Five Solas were to the Reformers non-negotiable because they communicate the heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We stand today, with those who have gone before us in awe, humble gratitude and defense of this glorious gospel of grace.