A Community of Misfits on a Mission

About Roots

Roots is an intentionally multiethnic community of misfits on a mission, finding identity in Jesus. We consider ourselves “misfits” because many of us have felt like we didn’t fit in other settings—always too much or not enough. Many of us asked too many questions, or didn’t conform to cultural norms. When we look to the scriptures, however, we see Jesus taking misfits and forming them into a new people with a new passion and a new purpose. It’s in Jesus’s Kingdom where we belong; in following Jesus we find our most important identity.

Roots is a church community that gathers in the Hamline-Midway, Frogtown, and historic Rondo neighborhoods of St. Paul, MN. When we talk about “church,” we’re not talking about a building. Rather, we’re talking about a people, a community that is seeking God, learning how to be guided by the Holy Spirit, and experiencing new life in Christ. We have been meeting since 2014. We would love for you to join us for a worship gathering or small group some time!

Our Mission

To be a new people rooted in Christ, who passionately love God and purposefully seek the renewal of our city

(cf. Colossians 3.1, Ephesians 2.14-16, Colossians 2.6-7, Mark 12.30-31, Jeremiah 29.7)