Life University

Group Hero imageYMCA support groups offer hope and provides a place for genuine relationships. Our groups, workshops, and seminars are based on research and Christian principles. People of diverse faiths or no faith are welcome and assured spiritual safety. Find help in navigating some of the most challenging and joyful aspects of life. 

Life University classes might be right for you if:

  • There’s an area of your life that you wish you could change.
  • You’re struggling with a relationship.
  • You’re having a hard time finding meaning in your life.
  • You’re in a challenging situation.
  • Your life isn’t where you want it to be.

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Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

Journey to Freedom

If you need an inspiring and practical vision for change and self-improvement in your life, Journey to Freedom may be your first step.

Journey to Freedom offers a safe environment to explore improving your life, restoring hope and rebuilding your circle of encouragement. Become more self-aware and prepare for positive change in a small group of six to ten people led by supportive facilitators.

Cost:
$30 YMCA member
$45 Community member

Class Information: 
Mondays, February 4-March 25, 4:30-6pm
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Stay Up-to-date! 
Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

Making Change Stick

Making change stick (orange)If you struggle to break old habits, feel stuck in a cycle of behavior or are contemplating change, the Making Change Stick Workshop is a greatplace to begin.

This hour and a half workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and gives you direction on where and how to start. Leave with the tools you need to make the change you’ve always wanted.


Cost: No cost to YMCA members or community members

Class Information: 
Tuesday, January 1, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, January 15, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, January 29, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, February 12, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, February 26, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, March 12, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, March 26, 4:30-6pm
Tuesday, April 9, 4-6:30pm
Tuesday, April 23, 4-6:30pm
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For more information or to register, visit the Welcome Center or contact Megan Sala at 253-534-7850.

Journey to a New Beginning After Loss

If you have experienced loss of any kind, whether of a person you loved or something else, such as a relationship, financial security, dream or expectation, Journey to a New Beginning after Loss offers a caring place to work through the grief of any major life change.

In a small group of six to ten people, Journey to a New Beginning after Loss will help you walk through the pain of loss and work through the stages of grief.

Cost:
$30 YMCA Member
$45 Community Member

Class Information: 
Fridays, February 15-April 5, 12:30-2pm
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Stay Up-to-date! 
Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

 

Financial Peace University

If you are stressed about money or need a new plan to budget or manage your finances, Financial Peace University provides you with the tools to handle your money.

In Financial Peace University, join others in the common struggle of learning to manage personal finances, getting control of spending, and setting financial goals.  Trained facilitators provide a supportive environment, using materials created by Dave Ramsey. 

Cost:
$100 
50% discount for those who qualify for Financial Assistance

Class Information: 
Wednesdays, January 16-March 13, 6-8pm
Register now

Stay Up-to-date! 
Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

 

Alpha

Explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting while sharing a meal, short talk and discussion. All questions and opinions are welcomed from those with or without faith. Topics may include: Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going? A program offering of Life University.

Costs: 
No cost to YMCA members or community members

Stay Up-to-date! 
Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

 

A Life of Courage

Move away from a fear-based life to a life grounded in courage and freedom. Participants are supported in a positive and nurturing small group environment. An offering of Life University.

Cost: 
$30 YMCA members and $45 community members

Stay Up-to-date! 
Check out our other Life University classes and find one that works for you. (PDF class schedule)

If you are interested in a Life University class but don't see it offered near you, tell us here! We'll do our best to accommodate you. 

 


For more information or to register, visit the Welcome Center or contact Melissa Mace at 253-534-7892


Community members are welcome to participate in all Life University classes and are required to sign our guest waiver and present Photo ID upon entering our facilities. Additional fees may apply. 

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