ThornCreek Church
Dear Younger Me :: Don't Let Guilt Define You
If you could speak to your younger self...What would you say? For seven weeks, ThornCreek Church will talk about what we would say to, “Dear Younger Me”. These messages will be filled with healing, grace, and truth.
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
Baptism Class | Sun, Sep 10 1:00pm
Have you made that first step to give your WHOLE life to Jesus Christ? If so, then you next step is to be baptized. Come to this class to learn the "what's" and the "why's" of baptism as we prepare you for baptisms on September 23-24 weekend! It's going to be a celebration! Meet at Starbucks at Colorado & 136th.

Membership Class | Sun, Sep 17 1:00pm
Are you interested in deepening your commitment to God’s local church? Membership at ThornCreek is a great way to do that. Join us for a membership class on Sunday, September 17th. You’ll learn more about God’s vision for our local church and how you can be personally involved.

Pajamas & Pancakes | Sat, Sep 30 7:30am
Don't worry about getting dressed! Roll out of bed and bring your family and come in your PJs to support Food For Hope! For $10, you will get a full breakfast including pancakes, egg, sausage, and your favorite breakfast beverages. Help Food for Hope reach local children in need while enjoying a delicious breakfast with your family at Applebee's 297 E 120th Ave Thornton, CO 80233.

Women’s Retreat | Thu-Sat, Oct 5-7
Are you tired of relying on your own strength? Come be a part of a renewing & encouraging weekend as we learn what it means to be "UPHELD" by Him. We will be hearing from speaker Michelle Carvell. There will also be a variety of activities for you to participate in. Sign up today! We encourage you to bring your teenage daughters to join in this time of renewal and learning. Teens must be accompanied by an adult and must be 16 years of age or older.

TCS Sporting Clay Fundraiser | Sat, Oct 21

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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.

Youth Group | Thursdays 6:30pm-8pm @ Mountain States Baptist
Soul Fuel | Sundays 9:30am @ 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.
Guilt is feeling bad about what you do. Shame is feeling bad about who you are.
David Atkinson, Old Testament Scholar
“Contemporary Western culture tries to account for guilt as restlessness without recourse to the biblical doctrine of sin. Psychologists help us understand the part our early childhoods have played in creating unnecessary shame or a sense of being unloved. Entertainment distracts us from our discomfort. And doing good helps bolster our identity as a good person. But the Bible locates the root issue as our separation from God.”
“The test of integrity is that your public life and your private life match.” - Rick Warren
"I kept silence," towards God. In the specific case referred to here, sin had disclosed its fearful reality by breaking out openly; it was known, yet unacknowledged. - C. Clemance
“Life’s fitful fever”. - William Shakespeare, the most brilliant psychotherapist who never once treated a patient, described guilt (in Macbeth) as...
“Guilt can eat away at the spiritual vitality of a Christian like a raging cancer. It causes a person to lose control of life; it leads to a desire to quit or retire from spiritual activity; and, finally, it brings on physical pain and disease. Like cancer, guilt feeds upon itself until all spiritual life is gone, and the end result is weakness and a sense of shame and failure.” - Davidson Wilkerson, World Challenge Ministries

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: $13,656
Difference: ($34,344)