The Root


El Dorado, AR


Andy Whitten

For the past 12 years God has blessed me and my family with a fruitful ministry in the church. Recently, God has transformed our hearts with the idea of the Missional Church. We are burdened for the "de-churched" and the "post-Christian" culture we find ourselves living in. We have discovered that God is clearly pointing us towards a non-traditional church model in the very traditional southern town of El Dorado. We are so excited to see how God orchestrates all of this!
The Root began as a small group Bible study in our living room in 2011 as part of West Side Baptist Church in El Dorado. We love West Side, but we have also learned that there are many people in El Dorado who will never enter a church to attend a Sunday morning service. Our desire at the Root is to simplify our church model while giving centrality to the person and message of Jesus. We want to get people to Jesus. We want to elevate Jesus. We want El Dorado to meet Jesus not just our church. We have found that many people are 'de-churched" but not "de-Jesused." We believe that Jesus must be central to our church and mission in order to impact this next generation.

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