ThornCreek Church
Holy Spirit :: Spiritual Gifts
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.

We want to connect with you. Check out our site to find out what's happening and to find out more about the 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
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.

New Friends Lunch | Sun, Jul 16 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. Sign up today!

Church in the Park | Sat-Sun, Jul 1-2
Renaissance Backpack Event | Fri-Sat, Aug 4-5
Women’s Game Night | Fri, Aug 11
TC Serve - Street Clean Up | Sat, Aug 26

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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.
Jesus came to redeem…
If you are at church today and you need hope, you need peace, you need to be saved from a situation...YOU NEED TO KNOW...

You need to understand...GOD REDEEMS...GOD USES.
Every act of God is driven by God’s love.

PROBLEM: Many people don’t see the act of serving as important as receiving the miracle.
“It must break God’s heart when people come to church with a consumer mindset, content to eat and run. “Serve me,” they say. “Teach me. Pray for me. Fix my kids. Counsel my spouse. And if you don’t do all of this up to my standards, I’ll go down the street and see if another church will pay better attention to me. I’ve learned that you can’t possibly build a God-honoring church with a congregation full of consumers.” - Bill Hybels, Volunteer Revolution
“When people extend themselves beyond their own concerns, their hearts always change.” - Bill Hybels, Volunteer Revolution
QUESTION: What are you doing right now in your life that requires God’s Holy Spirit to work through you?
“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter.” - Francis Chan, Crazy Love
When a “Christian” chooses not to serve for an extended period of time, eventually they become passive observers and their gifts and talents will atrophy from disuse. Eventually, the burden to serve will fade away, and it will be replaced with a burden for themselves. A critical spirit will rise up within, and a servant heart will fade away.
God has strategically placed you in this church for a greater purpose than yourself!
“The compassion of God enters our hearts when we make ourselves available for service.” - Bill Hybels, Volunteer Revolution
“Imagine a community in which every member takes his or her priesthood as seriously as did the priests of the Old Testament.” - Bill Hybels, Volunteer Revolution
If you serve...but DO NOT LOVE...your serving is hollow.

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: $10,433
Difference: ($37,567)