Here at DCC, we value journeying together and intentionally connecting with each other to learn how to follow Jesus and demonstrate God’s love to the world. Learning Groups are short-term study groups that provide an opportunity to learn and grow with others. Here are our current Learning Groups (click on title for more information):

CLICK HERE to view resources from our recent LGBTQ Learning Group

CLICK HERE for Group Leader Resources

Pre-Marital Learning Group 

WHAT: The Premarital Learning Group is for seriously dating, engaged or recently married couples. Topics to be covered include: marriage as a covenant, communication, conflict, finances, sex, and family of origin patterns.  This Learning Group is conducted in an interactive group setting by licensed counselors, Natalie and Casey Cherry. Couples will have the opportunity to engage with one another, and to a lesser extent, with the instructors and the other couples.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park

WHEN: Sunday mornings, Oct. 13, 20 and Nov. 3.  10:30AM-1:30PM

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Register here. If you have questions, please reach out to Scott Oppliger.

MOPs (Mothers of Pre-schoolers)

WHAT: We are a community of moms of young children seeking to provide connection… and coffee! MOPS is a space for moms of littles- by that we mean, pregnant with your first up to having kids in preschool. If we are being honest, sometimes deciding to flourish scares us, because flourishing is wild and organic. It is unpredictable and hard to define and far from tame. It is a dance with holy goodness. And that is both terrifying and thrilling.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park and DCC Uptown

WHEN: DCC Wash Park MOPs meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 8am-12pm; DCC Uptown MOPs meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays from 8am-12pm

KID FRIENDLY: Yes; Childcare is provided

REGISTER: Click here to register for Wash Park; Click here to register for Uptown; Email mops@denverchurch.org for more info.

20’s Connect

WHAT: A chance to meet with other post-college 20-somethings to explore life and faith together. Why? Because your 20’s matter.  It can be difficult to connect with others in significant ways,  so this will be a space to connect more deeply in community, grow in knowing who you are and your unique calling, and to consider what God has for you in your faith community and beyond. At each gathering we will share a meal together, hear from a speaker on a topic and then break into small groups to discuss and go deeper.  Each small group will be paired with mentors from DCC.

COST: $50 for 5 weeks. This goes toward dinner and materials needed.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Chapel

WHEN: Thursdays, 7 – 9 p.m., October 3rd – November 7th (no October 31st gathering)

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here

30’s Journey

WHAT: Gather with other 30-somethings to explore life and faith together. Back by popular demand, the 30’s Journey is a space to connect more deeply in community, grow in knowing who you are, and to consider what it means to follow Jesus in real life.

The theme for this year’s journey is, “Justice and Jesus”. Your intuitions are correct. The world is not as it ought to be. What does Jesus have to say about injustice? Is there something we can do about it? How is justice a part of our personal faith journey with Jesus? What does it mean to seek justice in our relationships – friends, family, dating? What are some ways to grow in becoming more in tune with God’s heart for the world? Come explore all of this and more through a captivating video or message each week followed by discussion at table groups.

The cost is $50, which pays for dinner each week, materials, and a chance to hang out with some great people for five weeks.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Chapel

WHEN: Tuesdays, October 15- November 12, 6:30PM – 8:30PM

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here

DCC Women’s Book Study:

John Ortberg’s All the Places To Go… How Will You Know?

WHAT: Over the course of 6 weeks we will reading John Ortberg’s book All the Places To Go… How Will You Know? During our time together we watch a short video from the author and utilize a corresponding group study guide as we process the material together.

ABOUT THE BOOK:God has placed before you an open door. What will you do? Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “Stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the life we will lead and the person we will become. In fact, to fail to embrace the open door is to miss the work God has made for us to do. In All the Places to Go . . . How Will You Know?, bestselling author John Ortberg opens our eyes to the countless doors God places before us every day, teaches us how to recognize them, and gives us the encouragement to step out in faith and embrace all of the extraordinary opportunities that await. So go ahead—walk through that door. You just might do something that lasts for eternity.

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 9th- November 13th (6 weeks)

COST: $13 for the book – books will be distributed the first night of study.

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Here

EMAIL LEADER: Click Here

Galatians Study | Fall 2019

WHAT: A weekly study and discussion based on the New Testament book of Galatians. This group meets on Tuesday evenings beginning October 8 at the leader’s home. What can we take away from this ancient letter? We humans like to add to our belief in Christ extra things that make us secure in our minds. We also like to be in control. Because faith can be scary thing, we add things—that are not helpful and can be detrimental—to our faith in Christ just to help us feel more secure. In the book of Galatians we will explore what Paul had to say about all of this (and more!) when he wrote to the Galatian churches. We will also explore what we can learn and apply to our lives today.

WHERE: Denver, CO

WHEN: Tuesdays, beginning October 8

KID FRIENDLY: No

EMAIL LEADER: Click Here

Prologue

WHAT: Prologue is an on-ramp experience for anyone interested in exploring how their spiritual and religious past and present merge with Denver Community Church’s vision for being a faith community. It is an opportunity to explore the context and background of the story of this faith community known as DCC,  as well as dig deeper into understanding your own story. Through discussion and interaction, you will have the opportunity to better discern how your spiritual past, present, and future fits into the spiritual, theological, and communal ethos and practices of the DCC community.

Prologue is also an excellent time to connect with others at DCC, including some of our pastoral staff including our Lead Pastor, Michael Hidalgo. We are convinced that people begin to form a clearer picture of how they fit into community when they get to know others, ask questions and engage in meaningful conversations about life, God, relationships, faith and who we are as the church. If you find yourself intrigued by the possibilities, Prologue could be for you!

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Chapel

WHEN: Mondays, October 14- November 18, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here

Overcome

WHAT: Overcome is a 9-week series designed both people facing mental health issues and those supporting someone who has a mental health issue, teaching them skills to deal effectively with the stresses and problems mental health issues can pose.

We understand that in your struggle with mental health you might feel like you are by yourself. We want to show you that you are not alone and that you can be in community with other people who experiencing similar things. During our time, we will grow from each other and become closer to God. The hardest part is taking the first step in signing up to be in community. This is a confidential, non-judging, and safe place to be yourself. We look forward to seeing how God can work in our lives. All are welcome!

This group is sponsored by My Quiet Cave, a ministry devoted to helping people with mental illness or their families and friends by providing resources, connection, mentorship, group and workshops.

WHERE: DCC Wash Park – Lower Level

WHEN: Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm, October 17 – December 19

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here 

DCC Women’s Book Discussion Group: Rachel Held Evan’s Inspired

WHAT: Join us for the next 8 weeks as we read and process together what it means for the bible to be inspired by God and what implications that has for us in our individual faith journey’s.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

If the Bible isn’t a science book, instruction manual, or position paper, then what is it? New York Times bestselling author Rachel Held Evans invites readers on a journey of rediscovery as she explores the magic of the Bible, engaging the old, familiar stories in new ways that honor the past and enlighten the present.

Drawing upon recent scholarship and literary analysis, Evans creatively retells our favorite Bible stories, explaining their contexts and possible interpretations, and then connects these ancient stories to our present-day ones. Using her well-honed literary instincts and experience in both evangelical and mainline Protestant traditions, Evans discovers a way of understanding that avoids noncommittal liberalism on one hand and strident literalism on the other.

Readers are invited to fall in love with Scripture all over again without checking their intellect–or their imaginations–at the door.

BOOK COST: Please secure your own copy of the book before our first gathering

WHERE: Sloan’s Lake Area

WHEN: Wednesdays from 8:00-9:30pm starting October 9th – December 4th

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here

GROUP LEADER: Contact

Theories of Inspiration Bible Study

WHAT: What does it mean to say that the Bible is inspired? Group A says… Group B says… How can they come to such different conclusions? Does one group “respect the authority of Scripture” and the other group not?f Jesus came to show us the Father, why are his words and actions often so much more kind and merciful than the words and actions of God in Leviticus or Deuteronomy?Is God good? I invite you to come and explore these questions and more in an 8-week class designed to enrich your relationship with God through a better understanding of who our Father is.

WHERE: Wash Park Conference Room (Upstairs near DCC Kids)

WHEN: Mondays at 6:30pm starting October 14th – December 2nd

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Click Here

GROUP LEADER: Contact

DCC Women’s Book Discussion Group: Angie Smith’s Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story 

WHAT: If you are someone who feels intimidated by the vastness that is the Bible or simply wish to gain a basic understanding of how the individual bible stories connect to one another and to the person of Jesus, come join us for 7 weeks as we go though Angie Smith’s Seamless bible study. The weekly homework assignments in the workbook will have you digging in and reading the key portions of scripture. We’ll then meet as a group we will review our homework and discuss together.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Discover the people, places, and promises of the Bible in seven sessions. Seamless connects the pieces together into the greater story of Scripture so participants can gain an understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Seamless will help you replace insecurity that holds you back with clarity so you can move forward with confidence in your understanding of Scripture.
Each week of study focuses on key information that connects all of Scripture together into the seamless truth of the gospel message and is accompanied by maps, general Bible facts, and word studies.

BOOK COST: $15

WHERE: DCCWash Park: Basement Community Room

WHEN: Thursday nights from 6:30-8:30pm starting October 17th- December 12th (will not meet on holidays).

KID FRIENDLY: No

REGISTER: Here

GROUP LEADER: Contact