ThornCreek Church
Holy Spirit :: Thought Life
Who is the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit work in and through you? Is the Holy Spirit someone you can experience daily? If you've ever kicked around these questions, then don't miss these messages. During these four weeks, ThornCreek will be looking at the work of the Holy Spirit inside of us. You will experience a new freedom and power for living out God's purpose within you!
Locations & Times
  • 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.
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.
Upcoming Events
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.

Teens Summer Camp | Fri-Mon, Jun 9-12
Hey teens! Don't sit around bored this summer, come with us to SUMMER CAMP! We will be going up to the mountains for a few days where we will go on a zip line, play capture the flag at midnight and much more. Summer Camp is also a great time to connect with God. There will be a LIVE BAND, great speakers, and awesome small group time. You do NOT want to miss out on this INCREDIBLE weekend! Register with pastor Nick and turn in your $50 deposit by May 30th. Cost for camp is only $200 per person!

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.

Women’s Hike in RMNP | Sat, Jul 15 7:00am
We will be going on a hike at Calypso Cascades in the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. Take an opportunity to get away from it all and connect with other ThornCreek women. Meet at Prairie Hills Elementary at 7:00am to carpool.

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

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TC Kids
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
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.

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
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 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.
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“What a wee little part of a person’s life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself. All day long, the mill of his brain is grinding, and his thoughts, not those other things, are his history.”
J. Oswald Sanders (China Missionary)
“The mind of man is the battleground on which every moral and spiritual battle is fought.”
Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor, 161 to 180 AD)
“The most important things in life are the thoughts you choose to think.”
Vance Havner (Preached for 73 years)
“Our defeat or victory begins with what we think, and if we guard our thoughts we shall not have much trouble anywhere else along the line.”
Your thought life is driven by your spiritual life.

“To be spiritually minded is to seek those feelings and views which the Holy Spirit produces, and to follow his leadings.”- Bible Scholar
“Learning to walk in the Spirit takes at least as much grace and strength as learning to walk on two legs, and the Spirit will always help lead us toward God’s best version of ourselves.”- John Ortberg
“As a general rule, our emotions flow out of our thoughts. Discouraged people tend to think discouraging thoughts. Worried people tend to think anxious thoughts. These thoughts become so automatic that, like the lingering skunk odor, after a while we don’t even notice we are thinking them.”- John Ortberg
One of the most transformational questions you can ask yourself is:
“Why am I thinking this thought?”

Message Study Guide

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

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.

Total needed this month: $48,000
Total received this month: $15,714
Difference: ($32,286)