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Red Rocks University offers a wide variety of classes to help people live healthier, vibrant, and God-honoring lives. RRU classes address different aspects of life such as premarital counseling, marriage and relationship enrichment, parenting and family support, financial planning and education, grief care, 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 RRU classes. See below to learn more about each individual class currently being offered and to register.

Vows Premarital
The Joy-Filled Marriage
Financial Peace University
Grief Recovery
Jesus, Atheism, & Other World Religions
The Jesus We Never Knew: How Understanding Biblical Culture Reveals His Truest Nature
The Chronicles of Paul: Journeying through Acts
Thrive: Women of the Word
Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at the Book of Acts

 


 

VOWS PREMARITAL

 

Summer/Fall 2019 — Registration Open

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 11th—September 15th
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Upstairs Overflow Space of the Main Auditorium  (9136 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $300/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

 

Fall 2019 — Registration Open

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 22nd—October 27th
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Upstairs Overflow Space of the Main Auditorium  (9136 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $35 per person or $70 if registering as a married couple
Childcare: No
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

 

Fall 2019 — Registration Open

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, September 23rd—November 18th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Duration: 9 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Upstairs Overflow Space of the Main Auditorium  (9136 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $120 per resource kit (If registering as a married couple, only one kit is needed)
Childcare: No
Contact: Kim Erickson-Gielow — [email protected]

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GRIEF RECOVERY

 

Fall 2019 — Registration Open

Grief Recovery is a support group based on the promises of healing and comfort offered in Scripture. The group sessions offer a safe place to process the deep hurt of loss and is open to anyone who has experienced the death of a family member, friend, or loved one.  Rather than simply providing practical “how-tos” for processing loss, the Grief Recovery group uses God’s Word along with testimonies of others who have experienced the death of a loved one as its foundation.  Through involving its participants in authentic, honest community, this group helps to equip those grieving so that they can avoid the isolation of “toughing it out,” postponing their grieving, or minimizing their pain in an effort to cope with their sorrow.  Grief Recovery is a support group that specifically addresses people grieving the loss of a family member, friend, or loved one. Within life, one may experience other types of loss, which create feelings of grief.  The loss of a job, a divorce, estrangement from a child, or leaving friends behind because of a move are a few different examples.  The grief caused from these experiences is real; however, it is not the kind of grief discussed in Grief Recovery. The group will be led by Grief Recovery facilitators John and Cindi Carrillo.

Dates: Thursdays, September 12th—December 12th (Group will not take place on Nov. 28th)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Duration: 12 weeks
Location: Arvada Campus (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
Cost: $25/person
Childcare: No
Group Limit: 15 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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JESUS, ATHEISM, AND OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS

 

Fall 2019 — Registration Open

With so many belief systems in this world, is Christianity the one true religion? How can the billions of people who follow other religions such as Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc, be wrong in their beliefs, or is there some truth to them after all? Why don’t the Jews believe Jesus is the Messiah? Why do the Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses think they have an exclusive lock on the truth? Why do atheists claim there’s no God and believe that religious faith is a delusion? Does all of this matter? Yes, it does! Because out of the whirlwind of all these questions, Christianity stands firm on the belief that there is a God who has revealed Himself in the pages of the Bible and within our own hearts. His love for us is boundless, freeing, and life changing. However, is this exclusive claim of Christianity a legitimate one? What good reasons are there to think that the founder of Christianity, Jesus Christ, really is the Way, the Truth, and the Life? (John 14:6). The goal of this class is to find the answers to these questions, be empowered in your Christian faith, and learn how to engage with those of other world views.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 3rd—October 15th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Duration: 7 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, 4-6th Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood 80226)
Cost: $40/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 2019 — Registration Open

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: Tuesdays, October 22nd—December 10th (Class will not take place on Nov. 5th)
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Duration: 7 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, 4-6th Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood 80226)
Cost: $40/person
Childcare: No
Contact: Daniel Faris — [email protected]

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THE CHRONICLES OF PAUL: JOURNEYING THROUGH ACTS

 

Spring 2019 — Registration Closed

After Jesus’ ascension, He tasked the Church with making Heaven more Crowded. No where in Scripture do we see this more than in the Book of Acts and no one was more influential on the spread of Christianity than the Apostle Paul. The Chronicles of Paul: Journeying through Acts class will pick up from the story of Jesus’ resurrection to the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire and beyond. In giving a story-driven, chronological account of the early church, this course will explore Paul’s Chronicles through the Book of Acts and the New Testament Epistles, in order to understand the basic tenets of the Christian faith and glimpse the connection between the 1st Century Believers and what God is calling us to today as the both the global and local Church. The hope of this course is that participants will understand the introduction to Paul and the narrative of this grand story, in order that we may all receive the gracious gift of God’s grace and love, which he has “poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.”

Dates: Tuesdays, April 2nd—May 28th
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Duration: 9 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, 4-6th Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood 80226)
Cost: $35/person
Childcare: No
Contact: Lars Nielsen — [email protected]

REGISTER – **CLASS CLOSED**

 

THRIVE: WOMEN OF THE WORD

 

Fall/Winter 2019 — Registration Open

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 vigorously grow in our knowledge and understanding of God’s word as we dig deep into various studies in order to do so. Our newest study will be “One in a Million,” by Priscilla Shirer. Within this 13-week Bible study, we will explore what happened with the Israelite nation in the book of Exodus. The Israelites were enslaved, disillusioned, and living without hope that God would deliver them. Of the two million Israelites who received God’s invitation to enter the Promised Land, only two actually entered in. Similarly, modern day Christ Followers often read God’s promises in Scripture or hear them in teachings, but rarely choose to experience them in every day life. Within this study, Priscilla invites us to change that pattern in our lives for good. We can choose to live beyond our circumstances and expect to see God miraculously move day after day. Without a doubt, we can find and follow God’s purpose for our journey. We can make it to the Promised Land!

Dates: Tuesdays, September 3rd—December 3rd
Time: 9:00-11:15am
Duration: 13 weeks (Group NOT meeting the week of Thanksgiving)
Location: Arvada Campus, Main Auditorium (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
Cost: $35/person
Childcare: Yes
Contact: Judy Curtis — [email protected]

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DIGGING DEEPER: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BOOK OF ACTS

 

Winter/Spring 2019 — Registration Closed

What does having a relationship with God really mean?  How do we know what God expects of us? What can we study to gain an understanding of God? If you want to understand God’s purpose for us in life, join us as we dig deeper into God’s Word and examine the book of Acts in a study by renowned pastor and author John MacArthur. As MacArthur states, this book about the acts of the Apostles, “spreading the gospel and the rapid growth of the church after Christ’s ascension into Heaven. Beginning with the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost when the church was born, Luke shows us how Christ empowered His followers with divine authority to preach the gospel to all nations. Luke also shows how, even in the midst of persecution and opposition, the early believers were able to rely on God’s Spirit for direction and continue with the work He had given them to do. God showed His infinite power regardless of the circumstances, just as He continues to do today.” Whether you are seeking to understand more about God, new to your faith, or a long-time follower of Christ, this study will help you in your journey.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 30th—April 24th OR Thursdays, January 31st—April 25th
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Duration: 13 weeks
Location: Arvada Campus (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003) and Littleton Campus (9132 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $20/person
Childcare: No
Class Limit: 50 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

REGISTER – ARVADA: WEDNESDAY **CLASS FULL**

REGISTER – LITTLETON: THURSDAY **CLASS FULL**