ROOTS writers are both ordained and lay practitioners, from a range of denominations. Drawing on their combined expertise, they've created ROOTS resources that are ideal for inspiring and supporting lay worship leaders. Each week, ROOTS supports lay leaders in:
- preparing and giving talks - with suggestions for an all-age conversation. Even if you don't include this all-age conversation every week, how about using it when members of the clergy are on holiday? See an example
- helping people to explore and respond to the Bible passage - using our weekly ideas for active worship is a great way to get lay leaders involved. See an example
- leading prayers - with 9-10 freshly written prayers in ROOTS every week, and an extensive archive of prayers linked to the week's Bible passage, ROOTS offers a rich prayer resource for lay and ordained leaders alike. See examples
Of course, these resources are not just for lay leaders, but you may find them particularly helpful in resourcing lay leaders in your church community.