About Us

Our Roots

Women in uniform and military wives find themselves:

  • Frequently uprooted, yet longing for community.
  • Constantly in limbo, yet longing for certainty.
  • Consistently weary, yet longing for hope.

We get it.

We understand all the challenges (and the feelings that come with them). As women in uniform and military wives, we also live “in the trenches.” Some for a few years and some for many more. Combined we’ve served hundreds of years in the military community as women in uniform (active, guard, and reserve) and as military wives (or both), representing all branches of service. We have lived the life and continue to do so, experiencing all that it has to offer.

While we would agree that it can be hard, wearisome, and challenging, we also believe it has given us a front row seat to see God at work. We’ve seen hope, certainty, and community come to life as we walk out our faith, trusting the One who holds us all.

We don’t plant our roots in the dirt where we live. Instead, we plant our roots deeply in Christ Jesus. We’d love to testify that military life was a walk in the park as we live and walk with the Holy Spirit, but it’s not. Life can still be hard, seasons can be heavy, challenges still come, but we know who pours grace, mercy, and peace over it all.

Over the years, we’ve learned to study God’s Word, build community with other Christian women, and share the stories of God’s faithfulness. It’s what we do at Planting Roots. Here we provide resources to grow in faith, community so we don’t do it alone, and events that grow courage in us to keep going.

We believe God made us to do this life TOGETHER – and who better to “get your life” than those who walk it too? Our prayer is for all uniformed women and military wives to be deeply rooted in Christ, living in the hope and joy only He can provide, and sharing that hope with others.

We are Planting Roots.

Our Mission

Planting Roots is a nonprofit organization encouraging military women to grow in their faith.

Our Vision

Our vision is that military women will be deeply rooted in Christ.

Core Values

1. Truth: Promote biblical truth through authentic lives.

2. Excellence: Challenge believers to passionately pursue Jesus Christ in all areas of life.

3. Accountability: Develop accountability through real relationships with other believers.

4. Mission: Reach military women with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and infallible Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

We believe there is only one God, existing eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)

We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 25), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9:15-22), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-8), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11) and in His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9:27-28).

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)

"For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit,"

Jeremiah 17:8 | NIV

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)

We believe we have been “baptized by one Spirit into one body” (1 Corinthians 12:13; Philippians 2:1-4) and recognize the value and equality of all members of the body of Christ, actively supporting the unity of all believers eclipsing all denominational, economic, or ethnic diversities.

We believe that one day we who believe will be transformed and dwell with God in eternity (Philippians 3:20-21)