Mission Partners


"I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now…"


Philippians 1:3-5


The Apostle Paul considered the Philippian Christians “partners in the Gospel.” These were not merely people who agreed to a certain set of principles and called themselves a “church.” These were people who were committed to each other and to serving the Lord. They weren’t all fully mature in their faith (if they were, Paul wouldn’t have needed to instruct them as he did in his letter), but they did commit to financially supporting Paul on his missionary journeys (Philippians 4:10-19).


Because of their teamwork in the mission, Paul said, “all of you share in God’s grace with me” (Philippians 1:7). In other words, Paul’s victories became their victories, and they even considered his troubles to be their troubles (Philippians 4:14). They were partners in prayer, in finances, and in the mission.


Here at Roots Church, we have replaced the more traditional idea of “church membership” with the term “Mission Partners.” For the sake of semantics, we believe every Christian around the world is a “member” with us in the Body of Christ (a biblical metaphor for the global Church, see 1 Corinthians 12:12-27). But only some are “Mission Partners” with us here at Roots Church. Only some have committed to prayerfully, relationally, and financially support our specific local and global Gospel work.

If you find that Roots Church is the place for you and your family, you may want to consider becoming an official Mission Partner with us. A person does not need to be a Mission Partner to participate in our house churches, outreaches, events, or large gatherings. If you are engaged in a house church, we consider you an active part of our family. We also do not show special favoritism to Mission Partners over others who attend our house churches.


However, there are several components of our organization that require purposeful relational commitment to the people, ministers, and ministries of Roots Church, and we draw from our team of Mission Partners to fill these roles.


Mission Partnership is about committing to a shared vision with fellow believers in your region and deciding to invest yourself in serving Jesus together.

We’d love to have you join our team!

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How to Join Us:

In order to become a Mission-Partner, you must meet the following criteria (more details in our Bylaws):

  • Be at least 16 years of age.

  • You must identify Jesus Christ as Lord and Master of your life and have been baptized according to your own decision to follow Him. (If baptism is unfamiliar to you, or if you have any questions, ask your house church pastor about it.)

  • Attended one Roots Church house church consistently for at least three months (perfect attendance is not necessary, but ongoing, active relationship and engagement are required).

  • Acknowledge the Baptism in the Holy Spirit as an experience to be earnestly desired and sought after, following New Birth (Acts 2:2-4; 8:17; 19:2-6).

  • Demonstrate an ongoing lifestyle of seeking growth in Christian maturity, love, and holiness.

  • Agree to contribute regularly to the financial support of Roots Church and lovingly helping those within one’s local House Church.

  • Look over the "Who We Are" booklet (download here) so that you have an idea about what we do as a church.

  • Familiarize yourself with our Bylaws (download here) so you know where to find certain information about how Roots Church operates (no need to read everything; it's just a reference tool).

  • Agree to unite with our overall church according to our statement of “Culture and Core Values” and our “Statement of Faith."

  • Submit a signed Mission Partner Application (download here) to your house church pastor.