First off, welcome to St. James!
We look forward to meeting you in person, but for now, we hope this page helps to answer any initial questions you may have. You’ll find information on what you can expect and get a feel for what “makes us tick” at St. James.
We know that visiting a new church can sometimes be a bit intimidating so we want to be honest from the start. We do believe in God. Not only do we believe in God, we believe that He loves you.
At St. James, we’re a community of ordinary people from all over the greater Denver area, sharing together in something extraordinary. We are imperfect people following Jesus who transforms lives, marriages, families and our world. When it breaks down to it, we’re a community that is dynamic and refreshingly real.
To us, relationships matter. We value the past but don’t exist to preserve it. Instead, we build on it to discover the new ways that God is at work in the world.
There’s a lot more to it, but for now, let’s get to a few common questions that people have!
Where are you located?
When are your services?
We meet twice, every Sunday morning:
- Sundays @ 8:45 AM
The first service is at 8:45 AM, and is in the main sanctuary. Just head straight through the front doors (they face out toward Lowell) and head to your right. Feel free to find a seat anywhere you’d like. We’ll usually start with just a few announcements, followed by a few songs. This service draws from the richness of traditions, with piano, the choir, and even an organ). After the songs, there will be a message (usually around 20-30 minutes) before closing with a last song or two!
- Sundays @ 11:00 AM
The second service is at 11:00 AM and is also in the main sanctuary. We’ll usually start with a few quick announcements, followed by a few songs. This service is more contemporary, with a band that varies in size — ranging from acoustic sound to even a full band, complete with a drummer, guitarists, bassist, piano, etc. After the songs will be a message (usually about 20-30 minutes) before closing with a final song or two.
Do you offer small groups or other ways to get involved?
Absolutely! In addition to our services, St. James has a Discipleship Hour for all ages from 9:55 – 10:50 am that offers Christian Education in small group settings. There are also many active small groups that you are welcome to be a part of, ministries (like WhizKids, our preschool, Love, Inc. and more) that truly make our church a “seven-day-a-week” place. For more information and details on what is going on, check out the latest edition of our Yellow Pages.
How about holidays? What do those look like?
St. James holds services on certain holidays too! These include: Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. As we get close to any of these, we will offer more and more information, available right here on the website.
What is the ‘attire’ like? Are we talking suit and tie, or…
Our priority at St. James is worshiping a God who we believe says, “come, as you are.” It’s not about “looking the part” — it’s about coming together as a church community and worshiping together! Don’t stress over attire; you are free to relax. Both of our services are quite casual. You’ll see some of us in jeans and a t-shirt, some in khaki shorts and a polo, sandals to loafers, to even a suit and tie. We know this is a wide spectrum and understand 100% that nobody wants to show up under or over-dressed — but seriously, we promise that no matter what you wear (within reason, of course) you won’t stick out!
Is there an offering taken? Do I need to be prepared to pay anything?
Part of the great news we talk about is how God’s genuine love sets us free. (See what we did there?) As Christians, we do believe that giving a part of what we’ve been blessed with is a cheerful, outward expression of our faith — but whether that’s financial, a dedication of your time, or any other way that you worship — that’s something sacred between you and God. While opportunities are given in both services to cheerfully respond financially to God’s love and purposes in the world, you will not feel any pressure or obligation to do so as our guest. If the basket is passed through, you can give, or just pass it on down the line! Make yourself at home. Grab coffee, doughnuts, whatever you need. We are just glad you are here worshipping with us. That’s what’s most important.
Curious about something else?
If you do find yourself curious about any other details, you will likely be able to find some info here on the site, or feel free to send us a message on the Contact page, ping us on Facebook, or give us a phone call at (303) 794-6851.