First and foremost, at Calvary we are Christians, meaning our primary allegiance is to Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. If you can agree to that - or at least are open to learning more about Jesus - you will find a spiritual home at Calvary.
Humility is the distinguishing mark of faithful individual Christians and churches: none of us knows it all. Just as the believer needs brothers and sisters in Christ, so the local congregation needs the wider Church - locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Calvary is just one part of the body of Christ in Golden. We enjoy an active partnership with many other Golden churches.
Together Church of Golden
The Together Church of Golden is composed of several churches in the Golden area. We aim to worship, pray, serve and witness for the Glory of God! We realize that together we can do so much more than alone. We share in youth ministry, governmental service, personal-needs based ministries, community programs, and weekly prayer as leaders. It is our desire to continue to deepen this relationship and celebrate the wonderful diversity of the Christ-centered churches in our community.
Calvary is one congregation within the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado. The term 'episcopal' refers to the role of the bishop as the spiritual leader of the diocese. The boundaries of the Diocese of Colorado correspond to the boundaries of the State itself. Rob O'Neill is the current Bishop of Colorado.
Denominationally, Calvary belongs to The Episcopal Church (USA), the national branch (or province) of the worldwide Anglican Communion. In recent years, the Episcopal Church has placed itself at odds with the wider Communion and global Christianity in general. This estrangement has come about through a series of decisions and actions that appear to question biblical authority, deny the uniqueness of Christ and innovate with Christian standards for human sexuality. Calvary maintains a normative (what others might call 'conservative') position in the face of these revisions to our faith; committed to the Episcopal Church but clear on the limits.
The Anglican Communion is a world-wide affiliation of Anglican Churches. There is no single 'Anglican Church' with universal juridical authority, since each national or regional church has full autonomy. As the name suggests, the Anglican Communion is an association of these churches in full communion with the Church of England (which may be regarded as the 'mother church' of the worldwide communion), and specifically with its primate, the Archbishop of Canterbury. With over seventy seven million members, the Anglican Communion is the third largest communion in the world, after the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Churches.