The Great Commission:
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
The Great Commandment:
Jesus answered, The most important is, 'Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
To these ends we dedicate all our efforts and ministries of the Golden congregation. We invite you to be a part of this great work for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Church Today:
The Golden congregation has always felt that it was important to reach out to the world. It has supported such works as Mountain States Children's Home, Colorado Christian Services and students at Bear Valley School of Biblical Studies. In the past, it has supported the work of the Ed Hull family in Canada and the James Bell family in the West Indies. Presently it supports the work of Franco Verardi in Lattiano, Italy; and carries a high level of interest in work being done in Albania.
The Golden church of Christ is a vibrant family of believers made up of approximately 100 people who live in the Golden and Denver, Colorado area. We offer a complete Christian education and worship program which includes youth and college activities, Fellowship activities, evangelism, counseling, training, family support and senior programs.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired word of God and our ultimate source for doctrine and fellowship. We are not a part of any denomination and strive to live according to God's teachings in the Bible in all that we do. We invite those who live in the area and visitors from all over the world to come worship with us!
Although there are some records that the church of Christ existed in Golden, Colorado in the 1800's, the present church began meeting in the basement of the First National Bank at 13th and Jackson in February of 1962. Their facilities included a small auditorium-type room and a cloakroom served as a children's Bible classroom. Sunday and midweek evening services were held in the homes of members. Charter members included: Glenn, Edith and Paul Thomas; Tawny Sheridan; Olaine and Charles Petty; Chip Jones; Kyle Tudor; Dennis, Emma, Steve and Stan Piety. Paul Thomas served as preacher and Charles Petty led the singing.
From June to October of 1966 the congregation met at the Golden Savings and Loan building. At that time, the congregation purchased a permanent facility at 1509 Ulysses. Growth was rapid and a new building was completed on the present location in January of 1970. New classrooms were added by building an upper level in 1977 and the auditorium was expanded in 1982. During 1999, a major remodel and expansion was completed. The congregation celebrated this achievement and its 30th anniversary with a Homecoming weekend in May of 2000.
In addition to Paul Thomas, the congregation has been blessed with several full-time preachers. They include: Don Cavasses, Homer Wolfe, Jr., Douglas Perkins, Joe W. Smith, Don Canter, Warren Wilcox and Hoyt Beasley. Rick Walker served as evangelist for nearly 21 years beginning in 1991. Adam Dollen served as evangelist in 2014 and part of 2015. Since 2015, Joel Harris has been our preacher.
David Lange, Bret Carter and Lonnie Milligan have served as youth ministers in the past.