What We Believe
The Bible, God’s word to us, is central to our relationship with God and each other. While there are some areas where sincere Christians agree to disagree (Romans 14:1-15:7; 2 Timothy 2:23-24; Titus 3:9), the Bible makes clear that certain truths are essential convictions of the Christian faith. Red Rocks Church considers these to be the following:
God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three distinct persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires a relationship with us and towards this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service. (Genesis 1:1; John 14:6-9; 15-17; 16:7-15; Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:9-10)
About Jesus Christ
God expressed himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Jesus Christ is fully man and fully God. He is the perfect reflection of God’s character and glory. Born of the Virgin Mary, he lived a sinless life and offered himself as the only perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on the cross. All who believe in him are declared righteous on the basis of his death. He rose physically from the dead, ascended to heaven and will return again to earth to reign forever with those who are his. (Colossians 1:13-23; 2:8-14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Matthew 22:36-40; 1:18-25; John 1:1; 8:40,58; 11:33; 14:1-3; Hebrews 1:1-8; Acts 1:9-11; 10:42-43; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 5:8-10)
About the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character, and love among Christians. The believer receives the Holy Spirit at the moment of salvation. The empowering of the Holy Spirit, the promise of the Father, is available for every Christian. (Acts 1:8; 2:4; Romans 5:5; 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16; 4:3-4; 5:18; John 14:26; 16:7-14)
About the Bible
We believe that God speaks to us in the Bible, which is completely without error. It is our privilege to seek to understand God’s message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard and authority in all we say and do. We believe that God inspired the authors of the Bible and they are therefore completely trustworthy. The Bible is the final authority on all matters to which it speaks. We believe that God’s unchangeable Biblical message ought to be presented in relevant and contemporary ways, free of religious jargon so it can be understandable to the people of our community. (Matthew 5:17-19; 2 Timothy 2:15; 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2; Peter 1:16-21; 2 Peter 3:14-18; Joshua 1:7-8; Acts 17:11; Psalms 19:7-11; 119:9-16,105)
All people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. Through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God. On our own we fall short, and experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship. We see the effects spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationship with God and others. Through Christ’s atoning death on the cross, we are redeemed. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God’s grace through faith in Jesus alone, not by any works we could do ourselves. We receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of our sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save us, become the natural product of repentant, believing people. (I Peter 2:24; 3:18; Romans 3:9-28; 6:23; 10:9-10; John 3:16; 5:24; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-8; James 2:14-26)
What is the Leadership Structure of Red Rocks Church?
For a detailed description of Red Rocks Church’s leadership structure, click here.
How is Baptism addressed at Red Rocks Church?
We believe that water baptism is an important and obedient act that follows an individual’s decision to follow Christ. For many adults, baptism is the first public step of obedience to Christ. Baptism is for the individual who has received the saving benefits of Christ’s atoning work and has become His disciple. Therefore, in obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the church, one’s self, and the world, a believer should be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that a person’s former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts his release from the mastery of sin and that the believer is a new creation in Christ Jesus. Red Rocks Church practices and teaches that once a person becomes a believer and a disciple of Christ they should get baptized.
How is Child Dedication addressed at Red Rocks Church?
We believe that water baptism is an important and obedient act that follows an individual’s decision to follow Christ. However, we don’t baptize infants until they are of an age when they can make a decision for themselves to follow Christ and then to be baptized. For infants, we embrace the tradition of Child Dedication which flows directly from Hannah’s (the Prophet Samuel’s mother) decision to dedicate her son back to God.
ONE CHURCH, MANY LOCATIONS
We are one church in many locations throughout Colorado, the U.S., and the world. We have four locations in Denver — Arvada, Lakewood, Littleton, Park Meadows — a location in Austin, Texas, a location in Brussels, Belgium, and three locations in Colorado prisons. No matter what location you attend, you will hear amazing preaching and worship and be connected to a great campus team. Each of our locations has live worship during each service, a Campus Pastor, a full campus staff, and a warm and friendly crew of volunteers waiting to greet you!
We hope that you will join us for a weekend service at one of our locations! We say it often, but we are just a group of messed up people who gather each week to pursue a perfect God. No matter your life experiences, or the mistakes you may have made along the way, we want you to know that you have a church home awaiting you at Red Rocks Church. Each of our weekend messages includes worship, an amazing message, time to connect with campus staff, and more. Learn more about our locations here!
KIDS, YOUTH, & YOUNG ADULTS
Children’s programming is available at every weekend service for infants through 5th grade. Each environment is specially designed for your child’s age group and services include worship, teaching, games, and activities. Each of our age groups are exposed to God and His Word by learning age appropriate truths taught directly from the Bible in order to help shepherd our Kids Rock kids into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. For more information, click here.
Red Rocks Youth takes place on Wednesday nights at our Littleton, Lakewood, and Arvada Campuses and is for Middle and High School students. For more information on this ministry, click here.
Red Rocks Young Adults takes place on Thursday nights at the Lakewood Campus and is the best way to get connected to other 20-somethings! Click here for more information.
FIND COMMUNITY HERE
Groups are the best place for sustained life-change to happen. A group setting creates an environment where everyone can know and be known by others, find discipleship in their faith, and become all that God has created them to be.
First and foremost, we are devoted to gathering together at our weekend services to hear God’s message, to engage in worship, and to give. We are then devoted to taking church outside of Sunday and gathering in homes to talk about how to apply the message we just heard into our lives, and to do it surrounded by friends who are also pursuing God.
We are designed for relationships, but a meaningful community is not always easy to find. Freestyle Groups create space to find family and experience God through things that interest you. Whether it’s running, rock climbing, or reading, find a group that works for you!
We want you to be connected to the church body regardless of whether you’re able to meet in person or not. Check out one of our online groups to connect with people both locally and around the world.
There are specific events in life that are not meant to be navigated alone. We believe in the power and effectiveness of community and the Holy Spirit’s divine interaction wherever two or more are gathered. These groups will be a blend of community and group life, with an emphasis on healing from an array of issues including sexual abuse, mental illness, divorce, and more.
Learn more about Groups at Red Rocks Church, become a Group Leader, or connect with the Groups Lead at your campus with any questions you may have!
GIVING, OUTREACH, & MISSIONS
How can I give to Red Rocks Church?
You can partner with the ministry of Red Rocks Church by giving one time or through ongoing donations. Click here to give to Red Rocks Church!
How do I update my current online giving?
You can modify your giving at any time through your Pushpay account, simply login to your existing account, and change your information. You have full control of your online giving through your Pushpay account located here.
How do I access my Red Rocks Church Giving Statement?
You can access your Giving Statement at any time by following these instructions. Red Rocks Church does not send out Giving Statements, but instead gives you access to download your statement at any time!
How does Red Rocks Church use the “Rock” database?
“Rock” is Red Rocks Church’s database and a connecting point for the people at Red Rocks Church. Rock allows you to sign up for classes, connect with your Group members, check your children in on Sundays, and more. Your Rock Account also allows you to print your contribution report for taxes and helps us communicate with you. To register, please click here.
How do I access the Red Rocks Church Year End Report?
Red Rocks Church’s Year End Report is available here.
What does Red Rocks Church do for local, national, and international outreach?
Each year Red Rocks Church gives away 10% of all giving to invest in ministry outside of Red Rocks Church. We partner with many national and international organizations to help with food relief, well and water projects, the fight against sex trafficking, and more! Red Rocks Outreach is an opportunity for Red Rocks Church to come alongside local, national, and international ministries who are doing amazing work all around the world. You can find local service opportunities at your campus or learn about how to get involved with some of our other partners!
What are Red Rocks Church’s ongoing missions partnerships?
Red Rocks Church is committed to a number of national and international missions partnerships including, Compassion International, God Behind Bars, Hope International, World Relief, and others. You can read more about our National partnerships here and our International partnerships here.
These missions initiatives are in place for the next few years, so we are not looking to add new partnerships at this time. In order for us as a church to best fulfill our missions vision, we are trying to go deeper with a few organizations rather than wider with many organizations.
FACILITY USE, WEDDINGS, & FUNERALS
Can I rent any of Red Rocks Church’s facilities?
At this time, we do not rent Red Rocks Church facilities (at any location) for outside events.
How do I request a pastor for my wedding?
At this time, we do not rent out our facilities for weddings because we simply do not have the staff to manage these events and manage their operational and technical challenges.
We do have pastors on staff who perform weddings. If you are interested in having a Red Rocks Church pastor perform your wedding ceremony, please email [email protected].
How do I request a pastor for a funeral?
We do not rent our facilities for funerals, but we do have pastors on staff who facilitate funerals. Please call our offices at 303-395-0840 or email us at [email protected] so we can connect you with a pastor.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE RED ROCKS TEAM
How do I join the Red Rocks Church Internship Program?
The Red Rocks Church Internship Program runs from August to May each year. The purpose of the RRC Internship Program is focused on developing the call God has put on your life to pursue church ministry. You can find out more information here.