Welcome to Resurrection Church
"And he said to them, 'Go into the world and preach the gospel to all creation.'"
"Growing up I heard Jesus was good and that He loved me, but I had bad things happen in my life that caused me to question His existence. I felt an emptiness in my life and I started chasing after sinful things and even other doctrines and religions thinking it would fill me, but it never did. I started having reoccurring dreams about Jesus, and friends and even strangers started talking to me about Him. I knew this was Him calling out to me to have a relationship with Him. My sophomore year at CU I decided to answer that call and give my life to Jesus. He has filled my heart beyond measure and my life has never been the same because of His great love for me!"
"I was raised in a Christian household but I always followed my own sinful desires and plans rather than the Lord's. I came to CU to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor and to experience the party scene. Deep down I was ashamed of the decisions I was making and I knew I needed to change. After meeting a minister with Resurrection Church I began to pray and read the Bible. I began to sense how much God loves me and I knew that an eternity away from Him was not worth the temporary satisfaction of sin. I decided to turn to the Lord and follow Him, and He took my shame and filled me with joy!"
"When I came to CU Boulder I believed in God, but I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. Within the first few weeks of the semester, I found myself in deep darkness in my mind and heart and I felt that I “was too far gone” to ever be a Christian. Despite my unbelief, the Holy Spirit began to convict me of my sin, and I started to cry out for help and answers. Not long after that, I met a campus minister and she shared with me about how Jesus died for my sins and that I could be forgiven and be made right with God through faith in Christ. When I repented and surrendered my life to Jesus, I immediately felt shame lift off my life and I knew I was changed forever!"
"I was born and raised in the Vail Valley in Colorado and, while I would often go to church, God was largely an afterthought as I spent most of my time and energy on skiing and pursuing fun. CU-Boulder was the only school that I applied to and I went into their College of Engineering with the intention of continuing to party and ski, while also obtaining a good education. The consequences of my sin steadily began to catch up with me as academic probation, run-ins with the police, and a general sense of anxiety began to weigh me down. During my junior year I began doing Bible studies with a minister with Resurrection Church and, as I began to read through the Gospel of Luke, I had a revelation that Jesus is God! This ultimately led to my surrender to the King of Kings later that year and my life has never been the same."
"I came to college believing God was real and calling myself a Christian, but was truly independent and untrusting of Him. Going to church my first semester, I met some people my age that shared with me how Jesus changed their lives. After seeing their love for Jesus and hearing how He saved them, it gave me hope to believe that I could decide to trust and follow Him too. As the Lord softened my heart to the truth of Jesus' love for me and his sacrifice for my sin, I soon made a decision to follow and trust Him with my whole life. Since then, He has radically changed my heart and given me true hope instead of the emptiness and frustration I felt before knowing Him. "
"I grew up going to church, but I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus. When I came to CU, I got wrapped up in the party and drug culture here, and felt very alone. My second semester my freshman year, I began doing a Bible study with a campus minister from Resurrection Church who met me on campus and shared the Gospel with me. One night, I had an encounter with Jesus in my dorm room that changed my life. I made the decision to repent and give my life to Him, and now I’m so thankful to be saved and know I’m never alone!"
"I came to college with a desire to live the full college life. I was convinced that joining a fraternity, making friends, and constantly seeking pleasure would bring me fulfillment, but all that indulgence left me feeling empty and alone on the inside. The guilt of my sin was so real that I often had sleepless nights, thinking about eternity. When I decided to surrender my life to Jesus, the peace of God filled me up, and I knew that His forgiveness was real. Following after His will for my life has convinced me that there is no greater way for a person to live!" For the Scripture says, “whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” Romans 10:1
"When I first went to college, I was at a low point in my life. Because of some rebellious decisions I had made, I was not in good standing with my parents and I was beginning to have some health problems. I began to go to church and study the bible, and soon afterwards I decided to repent and give my life to Jesus. The Lord lifted a burden from me and I felt forgiven and excited to know Him. He healed me from the health problems I was facing, and even brought restoration to my relationship with my parents." “For the Lord is good; His loving kindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5
"I did not come to CU with any intention of pursuing God, but only to have a good time and do what Boulder had to offer me. The lifestyle I began to live left me feeling very unfulfilled and far from God. I began to cry out to God for His help, and shortly after I was met by a campus minister with Resurrection Church. He shared with me what I had heard before growing up but never fully understood; that Jesus gave His life for me and the only proper response was for me to give my life to Him in surrender. It was September of my sophomore year that I made the decision to give my life to Jesus, and I found true fulfillment in Him."
When I got to college, the party lifestyle was more real to me than God was. I quickly got involved in heavy drug use, and began exploring other spiritual teachings like Eastern Philosophy and even witchcraft. A friend from high school invited me to church when I was in a dark place as a 21 year-old. The weight of my sin was already very real to me, but it was at a church service that the Holy Spirit caused the message of the cross of Jesus and His love for me to become very real. I decided to repent and follow Jesus that day, and He set me free from addiction, depression, self-hate, and much more and He made me brand new.
“When I came to CU as a freshman I felt lost and empty. Even though I grew up going to church I was only a Christian by name and felt disconnected from God. After hearing a message at church about making a decision to repent and give your life to Jesus, I knew that was the right thing to do. I understood that day that I had been trading the truth of Jesus for other things that left me empty and dead. So, I decided to make a trade: my life for the eternal life found in Christ!”
“I came to CU full of shame and guilt from things I had done in my past. I knew I had to change, but I had no idea how to change the direction of my life. I was met by a minister with Resurrection Church one day on campus who shared the gospel with me; it was exactly what I needed to hear! I gave my life to Christ shortly thereafter, and Jesus has radically changed my life and set me free!”
Growing up I tried to find my identity by trying to fit into my image of perfection. My self-worth came from how well I performed in certain aspects of my life - whether it was school or work or in my social life. By the time I started college at CU, I was depressed, anxious, and had developed an eating disorder. I felt like a failure because I wasn’t measuring up to my standards of perfection. All of that changed after I gave my life to Jesus. He set me free from the depression and the eating disorder, and I know now that my identity is found in Him. He removed the false burdens that I placed on myself and has shown me that it’s because of his perfect goodness that I’m saved from sin. He has filled me with a joy that I didn’t know was possible!
Through evangelism, building relationships, weekly Bible studies and church services we are bringing the Word of God to students at the University of Colorado. Partnership makes this possible.