GETTING SETTLED IN METRO DENVER
No matter what your spiritual preference, Denver offers a number of options
for those of all faiths.
Denver also offers many nondenominational
places of worship, as well as a large
selection of faith-based community organizations. For more information, refer to the
sidebar on Religious Organizations.
The American Baptist Churches of the
Rocky Mountains, which covers Wyoming,
Colorado, New Mexico, eastern Idaho
and eastern Utah, is made up of 103
congregations and serves about 28,000.
The organization supports churches, organ-
izes missions and stewardship, and pro-
motes Christian education, church renewal
and evangelism, as well as organizes spiri-
tual celebrations, seminars, missions and
ministries throughout the year.
The Colorado Baptist General Convention
includes more than 300 Southern Baptist
churches and missions from across the state
of Colorado. Worshipers congregate in both
traditional and non-traditional settings, including churches, homes, workplaces, ski slopes,
and barns. Locally, the organization supports women’s ministries, establishment of ethnic churches, evangelism, church health, and
volunteer ministries, among other causes.
The Rocky Mountain Baptist Conference,
which is affiliated with the Baptist
General Conference, includes 51 members from Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska who work together to promote church mobilization, development,
and leadership – hosting events throughout the year. In general, Colorado
Southern Baptists support more than
5,000 missionaries in the United States,
Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, with
about 5,000 additional missions serving
more than 150 nations around the world.
The Archdiocese of Denver serves the northern area of Colorado, with 155 parishes
located throughout metro Denver, and a
thriving school system that serves nearly
15,000 students in 37 elementary schools,
2 archdiocesan secondary schools, 3 private elementary schools and 6 private secondary schools. The Archdiocese also
offers two seminary schools.
The Archdiocese is also home to a number of ministries, including the Black
Catholic Ministry; Hispanic Ministry; the
Catholic Deaf Community; Marriage and
Family Life; and the Youth, Young Adult
and Campus Ministry. Other social ministries address poverty, education, alcohol
and substance abuse, and rural life. The
archdiocese is affiliated with Catholic
Relief Services, which works in more than
90 countries to foster international awareness and promote peace and justice.
The Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Denver
supports other local community efforts, providing services to Colorado residents of all faiths
– from metro Denver to northern Colorado and
the western slope. Services include parenting
classes, adult services, child care programs,
counseling, disabled services, emergency
assistance, employment services, English as a
Second Language, foster care, HIV/AIDS ministry, housing, homelessness support, immigration services, pregnancy counseling, senior
services and youth services.
The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado
includes approximately 116 congregations that serve 81 communities in the state.
The organization hosts events throughout
the year, including the annual Diocesan
SPIRITUALITY in METRO DENVER