Rooted In Love is the weekend conference everyone needs to experience! It's a three-day, co-ed relationship conference that has been designed by people like you, and with you in mind.
We'll have worship, a keynote speaker, a panel discussion, socials, breakout sessions and more. Every detail of the conference has been designed to push us back to God where we can be challenged to learn, to grow and to connect.
It’s a time for release, an outpouring of wisdom and an atmosphere to encounter the presence of God. It's a safe space for transparency, fun and unforgettable connections. We can't wait to see you there!
RIL 2023 RELOADED
The Blueprint: Love, Dating & Marriage
The Millennial dating experience has brought unique challenges to a generation in pursuit of love. Today, 72% of Millennials make a conscious decision to remain single with the goal of maintaining their freedom, independence and peace. Dating and social media apps have expanded the dating pool while simultaneously morphing expectations around healthy relationships. If you've felt, "this ain't it", "imma just stay single", discouragement or confusion, we can relate.
This year, Rooted In Love is back strong. We are here to ensure that you see God has something different for you. God, the Mastermind, the Architect of marriage, has given us an incredible blueprint of how marriage works best, and how we can get there in the best way possible. That's our focus for the weekend: What should dating look like and how do we get to marriage the right way with the right person rooted in love and Christ? Ephesians 5:21-33, Proverbs 31:10-31
Expect a real and transparent weekend full of revelation, healing, counsel and candid discussions from peers and guest speakers who are full of God's wisdom.
Thursday, MARCH 23, 2023 (free)
6:30pm Doors open / Mix & Mingle
7:10 - 7:30 Welcome, Ice Breaker & Worship (also live via Zoom at tinyurl.com/PCThursdays)
7:30 - 8:45 Guest Speaker - Apostle RJ Matthews
Rekindling Our First Love
8:45 - 9:00 Closing Prayer & Announcements
friday, March 24, 2023 (KICKOFF social)
6:30pm Doors open / Mix & Mingle
7:15 We're Not Really Strangers
7:45 Guest Performer ft Jvdah
8:15 Pick-up Line Contest
9:00 Spoken Word ft Kevin Burns
9:15pm Last call - Go get yours
Enjoy small bites, sounds by DJ JSuarez, dress to impress to win a special prize and a 360 video booth.
saturday, MARCH 25, 2023 (SESSIONS)
9:00am Doors open & Registration
9:20 - 9:30 Welcome
9:30 - 10:00 Worship, Ice Breaker
10:00 - 11:00 Breakout Session 1 (see topics below)
11:00 - 12:00 Breakout Session 2 (see topics below)
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch (catered by Potbelly)
12:30 - 1:30 Panel Discussion: God's Blueprint on Love, Dating & Marriage
1:00 - 2:00 Time of Reflection & Closing Remarks
The Prototype, Marrying The RIGHT ONE
The reality is that we have lots of options and it can get confusing on who is right, and also the best choice for "me". God's left it up to us to use wisdom and the tools He's given us to make good and "God" decisions. This breakout session we'll discuss what it is we should we be looking for, discerning the character of a person and how do we know when to move on vs. is this the one we should fight for?
Developing REal Intimacy
We're young, well equipped (if you know what we mean) and growing in love. But intimacy isn't just about that. It's healthy problem solving, communication and getting to know someone way more than skin deep. How do we develop intimacy with someone we like or love while maintaining purity? Let's talk about practical ways to establish boundaries that make sense, what to do when we get the feels, Holy Spirit led connections, lust and so much more.
Panel discussion: God's blueprint on Love, dating & Marriage
We all want to marry right, right? Let's hear some real life examples of how these couples and singles did it. We'll talk about fears that hold men and women back when dating. How their relationships looked when they followed God's blueprint, and when they didn't, what they wish they knew earlier on, misconceptions about marriage and what truly makes a good marriage.
When attending Rooted in Love I felt like God was speaking directly to me through the speakers and breakout topics. I went through a messy breakup that broke my heart.
God used Rooted in Love to mend my heart and show me the definition of real love.
What You Get When You Register
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1109 Providence Street
Houston, TX 77002
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
3826 Wheeler Avenue
Houston, TX 77004
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1003 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77002
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Rooted in Love Mission
Our mission with Rooted In Love is to equip our attendees with the tools to build healthy relationships leading to successful marriages. It's more than "another one of those relationship conferences" or "singles conference" and we're not "just talking about love again"! Expect the unexpected.
While our focus is Christ and drawing near and hearing from Him, Rooted In Love is also where you might find future bae or a new sis or bro in Christ. It's where you can expect real, raw answers to relationship questions, freedom from past experiences and so much more.
About Philly Connect
Philly Connect 501(c)(3) is a dynamic community of young adults who are focused on spiritual growth and are serious about our walks with Christ.
Our growing community of young, vibrant, and faith-filled adults come together each week to study the word and engage in spirited discussions on how to be more obedient to God’s will in our day-to-day lives.