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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
Unbreakable: Building a Divorce-Proof Marriage
Speakeasy: Communication in Conflict
Financial Peace University
The Legacy Journey: By Dave Ramsey
Love & Logic®: Early Childhood Parenting
Love & Logic®: School Age Parenting
GriefShare
Intelligent Faith: Christian Belief in an Age of Skepticism
Jesus, Atheism, & Other World Religions
Relearning Jesus: How Ancient Jewish Culture Illuminates the Gospels
Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at the Book of Matthew

 


 

VOWS PREMARITAL

 

Fall 2018 — 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 12th—September 16th
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Upstairs Overflow in 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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UNBREAKABLE: BUILDING A DIVORCE-PROOF MARRIAGE

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

The Unbreakable: Building a Divorce-Proof Marriage class was specifically designed to help married couples strengthen their marital connection. This course will seek to deepen your relationship through choosing joy, knowing yourself and your spouse, strengthening connection, and understanding the heart of marriage. You will learn valuable relational practices that reinforce the idea that following God’s design for relationships can divorce-proof your marriage and help you enjoy each other to the fullest. The course will be taught by Steve & Lori Mateer.

Dates: Sundays, October 7th—November 11th
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Kid’s Rock K-3 Room (9132 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $90/couple
Childcare: Not Available
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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SPEAKEASY: COMMUNICATION IN CONFLICT

 

Spring 2018 — Registration Closed **Next class will take place in the Spring of 2019**

Every couple fights, but what you do before and after your conflict matters as much as what you say and do in the heat of the moment. Through exploring various techniques to establish better communication and promote healthy conflict resolution, the “Speakeasy: Communication in Conflict” class will help you cultivate a greater connection as a couple. The course will discuss topics that you may typically avoid, teach you how to work through conflict when it rears its ugly head, and guide you to a satisfying conclusion. Couples will be given assignments to practice the methods being taught, as well as be given opportunities to reflect on their progress. Sean Taylor, a marriage and family therapist from Cornerstone Christian Counseling, and his wife, Angie will teach this course.

Dates: Thursdays, April 5th—May 10th
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Kid’s Rock K-3 Room (9132 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $75/couple
Childcare: Not Available
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

 

Fall 2018 — 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, October 1st—November 26th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Duration: 9 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, Upstairs Overflow in the Main Auditorium  (9136 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton, 80123)
Cost: $110 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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THE LEGACY JOURNEY: BY DAVE RAMSEY

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

The Legacy Journey is a biblically based class that focuses on how to grow your money, manage it responsibly, and share it to impact the world. Ideal for Financial Peace University graduates, 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: Tuesdays, October 23rd—December 4th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Duration: 7 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, K-3rd Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, 80226)
Cost: $110 per resource kit (If registering as a married couple, only one kit is needed)
Childcare: No
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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LOVE & LOGIC®:  EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENTING

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed — **Class Full**

The Love & Logic®: Early Childhood Parenting Class seeks to empower parents to successfully address the challenges that come with raising babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  Parents will learn strategies that will help them navigate problems that involve their children’s sleeping, eating, temper tantrums, potty training, listening and more. The strategies learned in this class will allow parents to lovingly raise their children through setting limits and creating a calm home environment where parents are in control.  Pauline Denning, a retired teacher, mother and grandmother, will teach the class. The goal of the class is to not only add to each parents’ toolbox of skills, but also provide opportunities for them to share their own great parenting techniques and to have fun in the process.

Dates: Mondays, September 10—October 15
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, K-3rd Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, 80226)
Cost: $60/person or $75/couple
Childcare: Yes
Class Limit: 26 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

 

LOVE & LOGIC®: SCHOOL AGE PARENTING

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

The Love & Logic®: School Age Parenting Class seeks to empower parents to address the challenges that come with raising school age kids (Kindergarten through 6th Grade). Parents will learn strategies to help them navigate problems with their children’s behavior, choices they make, schoolwork, peer pressure, chores, allowances, schedules and more. The strategies learned in this class will allow parents to lovingly raise their children to become confident, independent young adults who are ready for the problems and challenges that await them. Pauline Denning, a mother, grandmother, and retired teacher will teach the class. The goal of the class is to add to each parents’ toolbox of skills and provide them with opportunities to problem-solve with other parents while having fun in the process.

Dates: Tuesdays, September 11—October 16
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, K-3rd Grade Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, 80226)
Cost: $60/person or $75/couple
Childcare: Yes
Class Limit: 26 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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GRIEFSHARE

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

GriefShare is a grief recovery program 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 GriefShare group uses God’s Word 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.  GriefShare is a grief recovery 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 GriefShare. The group will be lead by GriefShare facilitators John and Cindi Carrillo.

Dates: Thursdays, September 13th—December 6th (No Class on Thanksgiving)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Duration: 13 weeks
Location: Arvada Campus, Downstairs Classroom (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
Cost: $25/person
Childcare: No
Group Limit: 30 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]

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INTELLIGENT FAITH: CHRISTIAN BELIEF IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

“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 3:15-16)  As Christians, the challenges to our faith are fired at many angles by a skeptical world.  If we are honest with ourselves, we 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?  Though these questions are daunting, you don’t need to 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: Thursdays, September 6th—October 18
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Duration: 7 weeks
Location: Littleton Campus, 4’s & 5’s Room (9132 W. Bowles Ave. Littleton 80123)
Cost: $40/person
Childcare: No
Contact: Daniel Faris — [email protected]

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JESUS, ATHEISM, & OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Open

From the Christian perspective, the identity of Jesus Christ as both human and divine savior is paramount. Other religions may believe in one God, but they take issue with the Christian view of Jesus. And thus we may ask: Why did the Jews reject him as their Messiah? Why do the Muslims demote him to a mere prophet, claiming Mohammad was greater? Why do Mormons elevate Joseph Smith’s books above the Bible? And why do Jehovah’s Witnesses insist that Jesus was not God? Was Jesus Christ really the complete fulfillment of God’s promised Messiah? What makes the Christian faith and its views on Jesus singularly true among these other voices? Answers to these questions and more are explored in detail. The goal is to empower Christians in their own faith and in their engagement with those of other world-views.

Dates: Tuesdays, October 23rd—December 4th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
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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RELEARNING JESUS: HOW ANCIENT JEWISH CULTURE ILLUMINATES THE GOSPELS

 

Fall 2018 — 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, September 4th—October 16th
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
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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DIGGING DEEPER: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BOOK OF MATTHEW

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed — **Class Full**

What does having a relationship with God really mean?  Why do we read the Bible?  What role do we play in life? Digging deeper is a Bible study that will take you chapter by chapter through the book of Matthew with the goal of understanding the Bible better.  At Red Rocks Church, we believe that an in-depth study of God’s Word is one of the best ways to grow in our relationship with Christ, and develop a deeper passion for Him, His Word (the Bible), and His Church.  The gospel of Matthew is a great place to start. Matthew’s version of the “good news” from God is to prove to his Jewish readers that Jesus is their Messiah. That assurance of Jesus’ deity is just as important 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, August 15—November 22
Time: 7:00-8:30pm
Duration: 13 weeks
Location: Arvada Campus, Downstairs Classroom (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
Cost: $20/person
Childcare: No
Class Limit: 50 people
Contact: Chris Jindra — [email protected]