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We offer a wide variety of classes to help people live healthier, vibrant, and God-honoring lives. Our classes address different aspects of life such as premarital counseling, marriage and relationship enrichment, family support, financial planning and education, and spiritual formation. Classes rotate throughout the course of the year and new topics are developed and offered on a regular basis. Qualified professionals who offer great knowledge and insight regarding the class topic teach all classes. See below to learn more about each individual class currently being offered and to register.

Vows Premarital
The Joy-Filled Marriage
Jesus, Atheism, & Other World Religions
The Jesus We Never Knew: How Understanding Biblical Culture Reveals His Truest Nature
Jesus, Atheism, & The Case For Christianity
Unfolding: Examining Moses’ Life in Exodus
Beginnings: A Study of the Book of Genesis
Financial Peace University
The Journey Continues: Financial Peace University Part Two
Thrive: Women of the Word – Morning
Thrive: Women of the Word – Evening


 

VOWS PREMARITAL

Summer/Fall 2020 — Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

Marriage is a gift from God given to us so that we might experience the joys of unconditional love with a lifelong partner.  God designed marriage to be the most intimate and holy earthly relationship between a husband and wife.  Our Vows Premarital Class was created to help engaged or dating couples learn more about the marriage relationship and implement effective practices that foster healthy, Christ-centered relationships.  Each week, the class will be taught by different professional counselors who specialize in that week’s topic.  The class topics include: a biblical foundation for marriage, communication, conflict resolution, family of origin, sexual intimacy, marital expectations and roles, personal stresses, goal setting, and finances.

  • Dates: Sundays, August 9th—September 13th
  • Time: 5:00-7:00pm
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $350/couple (Includes six premarital classes, two individual counseling sessions with a licensed counselor, resources and materials, and an online assessment)
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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THE JOY-FILLED MARRIAGE

Spring 2020 — Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

What distinguishes happy marriages from miserable ones? Surprisingly, it’s not healthy communication nor is it our conflict resolution skills. In this class we dive into an aspect of marriage called the joy gap, which is the length of time between moments of shared joy within your marriage. When the joy gap gets bigger, problems are more likely to overwhelm you, resentment creeps in, and you start to feel distant and alone in your marriage. When the joy gap is smaller, you regularly feel connected and happy, problems feel manageable, and your marriage becomes a reliable source of joy. But how do you ensure that you are experiencing joy regularly? We will discover and discuss four habits that keep joy regular and problems small. Each session will combine teaching as well as relational-exercises meant to boost joy and re-train your brain to make joy your default setting. The skills taught in this class will help you return to joy more quickly after periods of disconnection, create stronger relational-bonds, elongate times of happiness, and boost your enjoyment of physical and emotional intimacy.

  • Dates: Sundays, September 20th—October 25th
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $50 per couple
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

REGISTER

 

JESUS, ATHEISM, AND OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS

Fall 2020  Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

How we see God, and Jesus, determines everything about how we see the world, ourselves, and what will satisfy the deepest longing of our hearts. What do other world religions believe, and why is Christianity THE truth? Interestingly enough, many atheists in Western culture have come from a Christian background. Hindus, Buddhists, and those of the New Age Movement set Jesus Christ on the same level as their other spiritual teachers. Jews think Jesus was a misguided teacher. Muslims honor Him as prophet, but not as savior or divine. Both Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses preach Jesus as a created being, not God almighty in the flesh. On the other hand, is Christianity narrow minded, or exceptionally true among all these other voices? How do we understand those who believe differently than we do, and how can we show them the truth, in love, that the real Jesus Christ is who we’re all searching for? The goal of this class is to empower Christians in their own faith and in engaging with those of other world views.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, September 1st—October 20th
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Daniel Faris — [email protected]

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THE JESUS WE NEVER KNEW

HOW UNDERSTANDING BIBLICAL CULTURE REVEALS HIS TRUEST NATURE

Fall 2020 — Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

Our 21st century American culture is extraordinarily different from the culture in which Jesus lived.  So many treasures of the life of Jesus either go unnoticed or are misinterpreted simply because we’re unaware of the Jewish and pagan cultural context in which Jesus lived out His mission.  Even our English translations of the Bible can cause us to miss the richness of the Scriptures.  The goal of this class is to make the Gospels come alive to you by discovering what the many storylines and events meant within the intriguing culture of these ancient people.  If you begin to unearth these hidden treasures, you’ll gain priceless insights into the heart of Jesus and have a new-found motivation for reading God’s word.

  • Dates: Wednesdays, September 2nd—October 21st
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Daniel Faris — [email protected]

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JESUS, ATHEISM, AND THE CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY

Fall 2020  Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

“Honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect.” (1 Peter 3:15-16a) As Christians, the challenges to our faith are fired at many angles by a skeptical world. If we are honest, we can even face these struggles within our own hearts. The questions are hard, and they are many: How do I really know God exists and cares about me? Is the God of the Old Testament the same as the God of New Testament? How can we know for sure that the Bible is God’s actual word and can be trusted? How could all the other religions be wrong, don’t they have some truth also? What do they think about Jesus? Does the Bible and science disagree? Did God create us or did we evolve? What is God doing about all the evil and suffering in the world? These questions are daunting, but don’t be discouraged. Your Christian faith holds the key to these answers. By the end of this class, you will be empowered in your own belief and in your engagement with a skeptical world.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, October 27th—December 15th
  • Time: 7:00-8:30pm
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $20 per person
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Daniel Faris — [email protected]

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UNFOLDING: EXAMINING MOSES’ LIFE IN EXODUS

Fall 2020  —Registration Open — ONLINE ONLY

Abandoned, adopted, prodigal, murderer, exile, and farmhand. The perfect man to become the greatest prophet in all the ancient world — Moses. As this class journeys through the book of Exodus, it will focus on the life of Moses to encourage and expand our faith. This six-week class goes beyond the Hollywood depiction of Moses’ life, to see how God honors the meek and uses one person to point the world toward Jesus.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, September 8th—October 13th
  • Time: 6:00-7:30pm
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $20/person
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Lars Nielsen — [email protected]

REGISTER

 

BEGINNINGS: A STUDY OF THE BOOK OF GENESIS

Spring 2020 — Registration Closed

As the first book in the Bible, Genesis sets the stage for everything that happens throughout the Scriptures. While Genesis is best known for its passages connected with the creation of the world, Noah’s Ark, and the story of Abraham, those who take the time to explore its many chapters will be well rewarded for their efforts. This online class will examine the lives of key individuals within the book of Genesis and use their stories to grow in our faith and understanding of Scripture. The course will be taught by Lars Nielsen. Lars is a faculty member of Valor Christian High School where he currently teaches Bible classes.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, April 21st—May 26th
  • Time: 7:00-8:00pm
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Location: Online Only
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Via Bowen — [email protected]

REGISTER – **CLASS CLOSED**

 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Spring 2020 — Registration CLOSED — **Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, class is ONLINE only**

Financial Peace University was created by Dave Ramsey, a New York Times bestselling author and successful financial adviser.  FPU has helped people worldwide to understand the forces behind their financial distress and how to set things right-financially, emotionally, and spiritually.  Red Rocks Church has been offering this class for many years.  It has drastically helped people understand and gain control of their financial situation. Class topics will include Super Saving, Relating With Money, Cash Flow Planning, Dumping Debt, Understanding Credit Bureaus and Collection Practices, Buying Decisions, The Role of Insurance, How to Buy Bargains, Understanding Investments, Planning for Retirement and College, Careers and Extra Jobs, Real Estate and Mortgages, and Unleashing the Power of Generous Giving.

  • Dates: Mondays, March 23rd—May 18th
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Locations: Online Video Conferencing Class
  • Cost: $120 per resource kit (If registering as a married couple, only one kit is needed)
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Lakewood Class: Doug Pardieck — [email protected] & Park Meadows Class: Kim Erickson-Gielow — [email protected]

LAKEWOOD – **CLASS CLOSED**    PARK MEADOWS – **CLASS CLOSED**

 

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES: FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY PART TWO

Fall 2019 — Registration Closed

The Journey Continues by Dave Ramsey is a biblically based class focusing on how to grow your money, manage it responsibly, and share it to impact the world. Ideal for Financial Peace University graduates (but not required), this class will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small-group activities, you will learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now in order to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you.

  • Dates: Mondays, October 7th—November 18th
  • Time: 6:00-8:00pm
  • Duration: 7 weeks
  • Location: Lakewood Campus, K-3rd Grade Room  (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood 80226)
  • Cost: $120 per resource kit (If registering as a married couple, only one kit is needed)
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Doug Pardieck — [email protected]

REGISTER – **CLASS CLOSED**

 

THRIVE: WOMEN OF THE WORD

Winter/Spring 2020 — Registration Closed  **MORNING GROUP ONLY**

Thrive is a gathering of women from all walks of life who seek to study God’s Word together on a regular basis. It’s our desire to constantly grow in our knowledge and understanding of God’s word as we dig deep into different studies in order to do so. Our newest study will be “Discerning the Voice of God,” by Priscilla Shirer. By examining the root to clear communication with God, Priscilla will share her insights based on practical experience and years of biblical study. The study will focus on four main insights: 1) Realizing the way He speaks, 2) Recognizing the sound of His voice, 3) Remembering what He wants to accomplish, and 4) Readying yourself for more. As we journey through this study, our hope is to learn how surrendering to Him is key. In doing so, it unlocks His many blessings, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

  • Dates: Tuesdays, January 14th—April 21st
  • Time: 9:00-11:15am
  • Duration: 14 weeks (Group NOT meeting the week of Spring Break)
  • Location: Arvada Campus, Main Auditorium (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
  • Cost: $35/person
  • Childcare: No (FULL)
  • Contact: Judy Curtis — [email protected]

REGISTER – **GROUP CLOSED**

 

THRIVE: WOMEN OF THE WORD

Winter/Spring 2020 — Registration Closed  **EVENING GROUP ONLY**

Thrive is a gathering of women from all walks of life who seek to study God’s Word together on a regular basis. It’s our desire to constantly grow in our knowledge and understanding of God’s word as we dig deep into different studies in order to do so. Our newest study will be “Discerning the Voice of God,” by Priscilla Shirer. By examining the root to clear communication with God, Priscilla will share her insights based on practical experience and years of biblical study. The study will focus on four main insights: 1) Realizing the way He speaks, 2) Recognizing the sound of His voice, 3) Remembering what He wants to accomplish, and 4) Readying yourself for more. As we journey through this study, our hope is to learn how surrendering to Him is key. In doing so, it unlocks His many blessings, centers us in His will, and helps us discern His voice in everyday life.

  • Dates: Thursdays, January 16th—April 23rd
  • Time: 6:30-8:30pm
  • Duration: 14 weeks (Group NOT meeting the week of Spring Break)
  • Location: Arvada Campus, Downstairs Kid’s Rock (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
  • Cost: $35/person
  • Childcare: No
  • Contact: Judy Curtis — [email protected]

REGISTER – **GROUP CLOSED**