Roots is a summer youth retreat that promotes the Reformed Faith and serves the Korean Central Presbytery of the PCA and churches in the Midwest. Come out for the Word of God as we grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ together. See you in the summer!


2019 DATE

Jul 29 - Aug 1


Wheaton, IL



John Chung



Found in Him

Closer and Closer

Apr 3, 2019

We finalized our seminars! And we got news that Chicago Covenant will be joining us this year! Let’s do this! πŸ™Œ πŸŽ‰

All About People

May 1, 2019

We focused our attention today on volunteer leaders for small groups! Applications are now being accepted! πŸ˜„


Chicagoland Churches

Bethel Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Palatine, IL βˆ™ EM / KM
Chicago Covenant Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Glenview, IL βˆ™ KM
Evergreen Community Church βˆ™ Mount Prospect, IL βˆ™ EM
First Korean Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Glenview, IL βˆ™ EM / KM
Highland Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Vernon Hills, IL βˆ™ EM / KM
Immanuel Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Mundelein, IL βˆ™ KM
Vineyard Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Elmhurst, IL βˆ™ EM / KM


Missouri churches

First Korean Presbyterian Church βˆ™ Columbia, MO βˆ™ KM
First Korean Presbyterian Church of STL βˆ™ Saint Ann, MO βˆ™ KM
Korean Presbyterian Church of STL βˆ™ Kirkwood, MO βˆ™ EM / KM
Onnuri Mission Church βˆ™ Maryland Heights, MO βˆ™ KM

Found in Him ・ Finding Our Identity in Our Union with Christ

Rev. JOhn Chung ・ Pastor of spiritual formation at the JourneYο»Ώ

Theology & Approach

We receive the Westminster Confession of Faith and Larger and Shorter Catechisms as accurate summaries of what the Bible teaches.

We seek to emphasize covenant theology, dialogical worship that is centered on Jesus Christ, a healthy assurance of salvation through proper use of the means of grace, and an eschatology that hinges on the return of Christ and his coming kingdom in the new heavens and new earth.

We strive to offer Reformed Presbyterian theology, piety and practice as an alternative to what broad evangelicalism has to offer to young people today.

What to Expect

Worship services that are scriptural, dialogical, reverent and joyful.

Friendships and memories that go beyond the local church, engaging small groups, seminars for personal growth, fun games and friendly competition, and late night activities with a bit of a twist.

Hearty meal times and yummy snacks, air-conditioned sleeping arrangements, and enough free time to play, chat or even take a good and much needed nap.

About 160 people total in attendance. Not too big. Not too small.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is the retreat called Roots?

Because youth is a great time to be rooted and built up in Christ and established in the faith (Colossians 2:7).

Can fifth graders or graduating seniors attend Roots?

Absolutely! We welcome incoming 6th graders and incoming college freshmen.

How do I register? Will I need a pillow? Will there be t-shirts?

For questions like these, check out our registration page.


For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him