About 64 percent of Coloradans identify
estant, 19 percent Roman Catholic, and 3
percent Latter Day Saint/Mormon. Those
identifying themselves as Jewish make
up 2 percent of the population; Muslims
1 percent; Buddhists 1 percent, and 0.5
percent Hindu. 25 percent of Colorado’s
population is not religiously affiliated.
quite popular throughout the metro Denver
area, as well as a large and varied selection
of faith-based organizations.
The American Baptist Churches of the
Rocky Mountains covers Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, eastern Idaho and
eastern Utah, includes 100 congregations
and serves 28,000 people. The organization
supports local churches, missions and stewardship, and promotes Christian education,
church renewal and evangelism, as well as
organizes spiritual celebrations, seminars,
missions and ministries throughout the year.
a network of more than 300 Southern Baptist
churches and missions across Colorado who
seek to assist and encourage all Colorado
Baptists. The organization’s stated mission
is “to saturate our state and the world with
identifying and training spiritual leaders;
fostering new churches; organizing church
events; and providing general support and
assistance to Southern Baptist churches and
missions in the state. Worshipers congregate
not only in traditional churches, but also in
homes, workplaces, ski slopes, and barns.
Colorado Southern Baptists support more
Canada, Guam and the Caribbean, with
about 5,000 additional missions serving
more than 150 nations around the world.
Along with metro Denver, the Archdiocese
of Denver serves the northern area of Colorado as a whole. 155 parishes are located
throughout metro Denver and a thriving
Catholic school system serves nearly
2 archdiocesan secondary schools, 3 private
elementary schools, 6 private secondary
schools, and two seminary schools.
A number of ministries are found at the
Archdiocese, including the Black Catholic
Ministry; Hispanic Ministry; the Catholic
Deaf Community; Marriage and Family
Life; and the Youth, Young Adult and
Campus Ministry. Other ministries address
social issues such as poverty, education,
alcohol and substance abuse, and rural
life. Catholic Relief Services is also associ-
ated with the Archdiocese. Catholic Relief
Services works in more than 90 countries to
foster international awareness and promote
peace and justice.
has supported a variety of local community efforts that benefit Coloradans of all
faiths. Some of the services provided include
parenting classes, 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 group helped respond to the emergency
flooding in Colorado in 2013.
The Episcopal Diocese of Colorado encompasses 114 congregations and institutions
throughout Colorado. The Diocese supports
all those seeking a deeper relationship with
Christ. The organization hosts a wide variety
of programs and events, including the annual
Diocesan Convention, adult prayer groups
and ministries, and children’s and youth
programs, including weekend youth retreats.