ThornCreek Church
Prove It. :: Rome
Maybe you question the bible. Maybe you’re “spiritual”, but church isn’t for you. Maybe it’s been a long time since you’ve been at church. Maybe you’ve been “busy.” Maybe you’ve been hurt. Maybe you have your own relationship with God, but church is not for you. If this is you... Beginning Easter weekend, we will spend four weeks exploring Jesus Christ through the eyes of a skeptic. Who is Jesus? Did He really exist? What makes Him unique? What does the evidence look like? What if...Jesus actually rose from the dead?
Locations & Times
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  • ThornCreek Church
    13801 Garfield Pl, Thornton, CO 80602, USA
    Saturday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Welcome to ThornCreek

We hope you experience God in a meaningful way at ThornCreek Church! All elements of ThornCreek are designed to help you discover God's love and purpose for your life. It's a great place for the spiritual seeker or the deep-rooted Christian.

Want to connect with you. Check out our site to find out what's happening and to find out more about ministries at ThornCreek.

https://thorncreek.church
How to Connect

1. Take the 3 Weekend Challenge.
2. Attend the New Friends Dinner.
3. Attend the TC Membership Class.
4. Join a Small Group.
5. Serve

Click the link below and fill out the form to tell us more about yourself, if you're interested in volunteering, if you've made a decision about Jesus Christ, to register for any event or to provide comments.

https://thorncreek.church/connect
Upcoming Events
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LAST WEEKEND TO AUCTION GET TICKETS!!
Peru Silent Auction | Thu, May 11 5:30pm
The Peru Silent Auction is an annual event at ThornCreek Church with the purpose of raising funds for our sister church in Negritos, Peru and our missions teams that visit there. Tickets will go on sale beginning the weekend of April 8th and can be secured for $30 per person or $160 for a table of 8. Your ticket includes a catered meal and access to the auction. There will be hundreds of items to bid on and the evening will conclude with an amazing dessert auction. You don't want to miss this event! thorncreek.church/peruauction

New Friends Lunch | Sun, May 21 12:30pm
If you are new to TC & so far you like what you see - this is the perfect next step for you. Come have lunch with Pastor Ruben and his family, as well as meet some other TC families. Lunch and childcare are provided free of charge. thorncreek.church/newfriends

Ladies Night Out | Fri, Jun 9 7:00pm
Join us for a chance to fellowship with other ThornCreek women as we enjoy dinner at the Mellow Mushroom and dessert at The Cheesecake Factory in downtown Denver. More information to follow. thorncreek.church/ladiesnight

Bake Sale | Sat-Sun, May 13-14
Baby Dedication | Sat-Sun, May 13-14
Church in the Park & BBQ | Sat-Sun, May 27-28
Membership Class | Sun, Jun 4
Youth Summer Camp | Fri-Mon, Jun 9-12
Church in the Park | Sat-Sun, Jul 1-2

Check out more at thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids
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ThornCreek Children’s Ministry strives to partner with families to raise children in the way of Jesus. It’s our goal for children to be transformed by the love of God, to grow in their walk with God, surrender their lives to God, and be a light in the world for others to know God in the same way.

Our curriculum takes the kids through the Bible in a year and they are invited into The Big God Story to experience it and discover who God is and how they fit into His plan!

We believe that parents have a huge impact on the faith of their children! Every Monday parents are emailed a Family Bible Study that you can do throughout the week with your kids. We also have a repeating 6-week Spiritual Parenting small group that you can be a part of to learn more about raising your children to know God!

We have classes available each weekend for Infants through 6th grade.All volunteers have passed background checks and we have security procedures in place to create a safe environment for your kids.
TC Teens
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TC Teens Ministry’s mission is to create a safe place for teenagers to encounter Jesus, to ask questions, and to experience the Love God has for them, while ultimately integrating them into the body and mission of Christ.

WEEKLY PROGRAMS
Jr High Youth Group | Thursdays 6pm-7:15pm @ Mountain States Baptist
Sr High Youth Group | Thursdays 7pm-8:15pm @ Mountain States Baptist
Soul Fuel | Sunday mornings | 11am @ Prairie Hills Elementary School
Worship Service Info
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Did you come with kids? | The teaching time in our Worship Center is designed for adults (Middle School and older). Children, 6th grade and younger, will be much more comfortable in our TC Kids Ministry which is designed just for them! There, your child will engage in age-appropriate teaching, games, music and more. You can check your child in for a TC Kids Ministry classroom at the check-in table located in the Lobby. If needed, the Lobby becomes our Cry Room for parents with infants during service. If you have further questions, please stop by the TC Kids Ministry check-in table in the Lobby today.

Volume | If you find the music too loud, please visit the Welcome Table for ear plugs. Ear plugs are also available at the Worship Center doors.

Prayer Requests | Prayer requests can be submitted via https://thorncreek.church/prayer-request. The TC Prayer Team would love to pray for your requests during the week. There are also TC Prayer Team members available to pray with you after service at the front of the Worship Center.

Distractions | To allow you and those around you to be more fully engaged in today’s service, please refrain from leaving the Worship Center during service. Also, please turn off or mute all cell phones and other mobile devices. Please use the Lobby area for any necessary conversations.
Acts of the Apostles 28:11-16 NLT

“Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness.”
- Livy or Titus Livius, Roman Historian (59 BC – 17 AD)
“If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.”
- Julius Caesar, Roman Politician & General, (100 BC – 44 BC)
Question: What are you passionate about?
ThornCreek Church is the “Fellowship of the UNASHAMED!”

Tacitus (55-120 AD), Early Roman historian
“Christus (Greek for Christ) had lived during the reign of Tiberius and ‘suffered under Pontius Pilate, that Jesus’ teachings had already spread to Rome; and that Christians were considered criminals and tortured in a variety of ways, including crucifixion.”
Acts of the Apostles 28:30-31 NLT

QUESTION:
What’s your Rome in your life?
What’s your PROBLEM that consumes your thoughts?

HEAR THIS:
Don’t be intimidated by your ‘Rome-sized problem’. Your God is bigger than your Rome. God will creatively work in and through your problem for His glory. Stay faithful to your God.
“The earliest Christians were widely ridiculed, especially by the cultural elites, excluded from circles of influence and business, and often persecuted and put to death. Roman authorities were uniquely hostile to them, compared to other religious groups. Why? It was expected that people would have their own gods, but that they would also be willing to show honor to all other gods as well. Nearly every home, every city, every professional guild, and the Empire itself each had its own gods.”
- Timothy Keller
Stop looking at your problem as something that needs to go away, and start looking at your problem as something that God will use to make a way.

Message Study Guide

Download this week's message study guide for use with your small group or personal study.

https://thorncreek.church/message-series/prove-it
Giving

There are several convenient ways to give at TC:
1. Give via text. Text GIVE to 720-619-2688.
2. Give online via the link provided below.
3. Give via check or cash by dropping either in the offering that will be passed during announcements or in the giving box located in the lobby.

APRIL
Total needed this month: $60,000
Total received this month: $56,228
Difference: ($3,772)

https://thorncreek.church/give