Rooted in Jesus

About ‘Rooted in Jesus’ Programme

Rooted in Jesus (RinJ) is a practical discipleship programme for Africa first designed for use in Tanzania. It has been running now for 18 years and has been introduced to 82 Anglican dioceses. It’s endorsed by the Anglican Communion.

Rooted in Jesus is a low cost, sustainable programme which has been proven to bring both spiritual and numerical growth to individuals, churches and dioceses. It is designed for use with small discipleship groups, for confirmation preparation, and for evangelism and church planting. Some dioceses also use it in their Bible Colleges.

Rooted in Jesus is introduced at a four-day residential training conference for clergy and lay leaders. Rooted in Jesus is used in both English and Kiswahili languages. At the end of the training, discipleship group leaders are given the booklets they need to lead each session, but group members do not need a book (and do not need to be literate).

Partnership of ‘Rooted in Jesus’ and Kitale Diocese

The Synod of the Diocese of Kitale sitting in September 2019 endorsed the partnership with Rooted in Jesus and has now planned to launch the ‘Rooted in Jesus’ in 2020. This will start with four-day leaders’ training set for end of January 2020. The Diocese will soon appoint the Diocesan Coordinator to oversee the RinJ programme.

For More Information on the courses offered in Rooted in Jesus (RinJ) programme, visit its website:, particularly on the page

Rooted in Jesus Conference

The first training for clergy & lay readers was held on 28th January 2020 to 1st February 2020, at St. Luke’s Pro-cathedral Kitale.It was hosted by Diocesan Bishop Rt. Revd Dr. Emmanuel Chemengich and facilitated by; Revd. Richard Morgan-Rector Church of the Good Samaritan USA; Revd. Morey Andrews-Rooted in Jesus Organization,UK; Rev. Capt. Benjamin Kibara-Ack Diocese of Butere; Revd. John Eldiridge- Rooted in Jesus Organization. Topics covered were; Introduction for Group Leaders and Making Disciples (Book 1). 137 delegates attended.