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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® 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
Post Grad
Thrive: Women of the Word
Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at the Book of Acts

 


 

VOWS PREMARITAL

 

Winter/Spring 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, February 10th—March 17th
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 Closed

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]

 

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 Closed

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]

 

THE LEGACY JOURNEY: BY DAVE RAMSEY

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

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]

 

LOVE & LOGIC® PARENTING

 

Spring 2019 — Registration Open — **Available Monday OR Tuesday Evenings**

The Love & Logic® Parenting Class will seek to empower parents to successfully address the challenges that come with raising children from infancy through grade school. Parents will learn strategies that will help them navigate a wide variety of issues such as sleeping, eating, temper tantrums, potty training, listening, behavior, choices, schoolwork, peer pressure, schedules and much more. The strategies learned in this class will allow parents to lovingly raise their children as they not only create a healthy home environment, but also prepare their children for the world ahead of them.

Pauline Denning and Bobbie Heit will teach the class. They are mothers, grandmothers and retired teachers who have implemented Love & Logic within their home and classroom for over 30 years. The goal of the class to not only add to each parents’ toolbox of skills, but to also provide opportunities for them to share their own great parenting techniques and to have fun in the process.

Dates: Mondays, April 8th—May 13th OR Tuesdays, April 9th—May 14th
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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REGISTER – TUESDAY CLASS

 

GRIEFSHARE

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

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]

 

INTELLIGENT FAITH: CHRISTIAN BELIEF IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

“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]

 

JESUS, ATHEISM, & OTHER WORLD RELIGIONS

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

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 worldviews.

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]

 

RELEARNING JESUS: HOW ANCIENT JEWISH CULTURE ILLUMINATES THE GOSPELS

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

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]

 

POST GRAD

 

Fall 2018 — Registration Closed

The years after graduation are some of the most tumultuous, trying and EXCITING years of your life. Navigating them is crucial for the sake of your joy, your effectiveness and your character. Over the course of this class, topics such as purpose, work, bosses, relationships and spiritual growth will be addressed. Join us for an incredible class devoted to helping young adults (ages 20-29 years old) navigate the Post Grad years.

Dates: Thursdays, October 11th—November 8th (No class on November 1st due to the Women’s Conference)
Time: 6:00-6:45pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Lakewood Campus, K-3 Kid’s Rock Room (5810 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood, 8022)
Cost: $30/person
Childcare: No
Contact: Emily Schmalz — [email protected]

 

THRIVE: WOMEN OF THE WORD

 

Winter/Spring 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 “Anointed, Transformed, Redeemed: A Study of David” featuring Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kay Arthur. Within this 15-week Bible study, you will journey along with these women as they explore their lives and the life of David. The messages presented by these beloved women are divided into three segments, two lessons from each author. Each segment focuses on the life of David at a different stage of his life: as a young man, as a middle-aged man, and as a man facing the final third of his life. You’ll laugh with them, cry with them, and learn to love God with them.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 15th—April 23rd
Time: 9:00-11:15am
Duration: 15 weeks
Location: Arvada Campus, Main Auditorium (7100 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, 80003)
Cost: $35/person
Childcare: Yes
Contact: Judy Curtis — [email protected]

REGISTER

 

DIGGING DEEPER: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE BOOK OF ACTS

 

Winter/Spring 2019 — Registration Open — **Available at the Arvada OR Littleton Campus**

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

REGISTER – LITTLETON: THURSDAY