What is Rooted?

Rooted provides the opportunity to connect with God, the church community and your purpose in unexpected life-changing ways. Think of Rooted as a personal journey – a journey with the goal of deepening your connection with God, His Church and your purpose in the big, epic story He is writing through human history.

Rooted is a catalyst for life-change that provokes questions and conversations and offers beyond-what-is-comfortable group experiences designed to give you a glimpse of your story in God’s story.

Rooted is a 10-week experience that is most effective if every participant attends weekly and misses no more than two classes. The registration fee for Rooted is $50 per person.

This is one of the most important experiences that we do here at Real Life Church so you don’t want to miss it, especially if you are new to Real Life or new to your relationship with God.

The January 2020 session of Rooted has been postponed while RLC is doing a church-wide Financial Peace University initiative. Please consider joining a group for Financial Peace University at this time.

Join a Financial Peace University Group


Rooted caused us to become deeper, in areas that we just took for granted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to pay?
Rooted is a 10-week experience which includes a workbook and a Celebration Dinner at the end. Your fee helps cover the cost of those events as well as providing scholarships for others that need financial aid. We believe you will see the value of this experience once you have completed it.

When do I get my materials?
You will receive your workbook the first time you meet together with your group. Your leader will have your material and walk you through how to use it.

Is there childcare available for Rooted?
Childcare is available for children birth through 6th grade.


How do I register if I need financial aid?
Financial aid is available to help those who are experiencing financial hardship but want to be part of the Rooted Experience. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please email rooted@reallifechurch.org with a brief description of why you are requesting financial aid. Our scholarship team will determine the scholarship amount awarded and you will be notified as to what was awarded to you. At that time, you can complete your registration process.

Have a question that isn’t answered here?

We’d love to answer any questions you have about Rooted! Send us an email at rooted@reallifechurch.org or call Scott Harland, Rooted Pastor, at 661-310-2714.

Scott Harland

Rooted Pastor

Scott was raised in the Catholic Church and split his youth between Myrtle Beach, SC and Vancouver, WA. Coming from a family of engineers, he followed the tradition and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. Through college he fell away from the church but a few years later found a personal faith in Christ through the influence of Lisa, his now wife of 10 years, and a local Christian church. Graduation took him to Raleigh, NC where he started his career as an engineer.

Scott and Lisa began attending Real Life Church in 2008 when a job change brought them to California, where they quickly got plugged into a Life Group and serving as ushers. God began revealing a call toward full-time ministry for Scott through a number of volunteer leadership roles, and in 2011 he left his career as an engineer to become a pastor at RLC. He has since received his Master of Arts in Theology Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and has served in a number of staff roles from Outreach, to Operations, to Life Groups. He has a passion for connecting people to a personal relationship with Christ and discovering their true purpose within God’s Kingdom and loves the way that Rooted is able to help people through that discovery process.