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History of Redeemer University: CITB, Rooted Worship

Church in the Box (CITB) was the original name for the student-led worship and ministry night on campus. Over the years, students took an interest in more worship opportunities on campus, and completely independent from Chapel, CITB was formed. The original name comes from the location of the first meetings as it used to be a small gathering held in the Black Box theatre room. 

This event gained traction quickly and soon the numbers outgrew the restrictive Black Box and they moved into the auditorium to host their monthly worship services. Around 2019 CITB's name was changed to Rooted Worship to better reflect the mission and vision of the event/club. Rooted Worship takes place once a month, on Sunday nights, and consists of worship, an intentional prayer time, creative drama, and a message from a speaker that the students ask to come and preach. 


Rooted Worship

One of the most special aspects of Rooted Worship is the fact that it is student-led and run. The team is made up of a large numbers of students with a few leading senior students. Within the main group there are smaller teams that serve different aspects of student worship: the creative expressive worship team (CEW), the main worship band, and a prayer team and care team.  

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