ThornCreek Church
Dear Younger Me :: It's Not Worth It
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
New Friends Lunch | Sun, Oct 15 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.

Baptism Class | Sun, Oct 22 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 November 4-5 weekend! It's going to be a celebration! Meet at Starbucks at Colorado & 136th.

TCS Sporting Clay Fundraiser | Sat, Oct 21
Come out and support ThornCreek Christian School by proving just how great of a shot you really are. This is a 100-Clay Shoot (Teams of 4 Contest) with 24 stations. Prizes for the best team and best overall shooter. Cost is $80 per shooter/ $250 per foursome (limited gun rentals $20 each/ Golf Carts $20/ Mulligans $10). There will be a silent auction and lunch immediately after the event! Bring cash for snacks, drinks, and mulligans on the course!

PowerSurge Youth Group Retreat | Fri-Sun, Nov 10-12This will be an awesome time to get away with God and your friends for a weekend up in the mountains. There will be worship, games and much more! Register with Pastor Nick by November 1st to get the $115 price. After that, the cost goes up to $150.

Membership Class | Sun, Oct 22 1:00pm
Peru Team Meeting | Sun, Nov 5 5:00pm
Feed 8000 | Nov 12-19

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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.
"Satan seeks a gap called a grudge." - John Piper
“The sense of this verse is that one ought not to keep alive the memory of another’s offense against him.” - Baruch A. Levine, JPS Torah Commentary
“There's no such thing as a bitter person who keeps the bitterness to himself.”- Erwin W. Lutzer
“Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge.” - John Wesley, Letters of John Wesley
“Our tormentors, no doubt, count on our resistance and anger to support their continuation of the evil that is in them. If we respond as Jesus indicates, the force of their own action pulls them off their stance and forces them to question what kind of people they are.”- Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy
“Holding a grudge against someone means you think you know what they deserve, and you take it upon yourself to give it to them.”- Timothy Keller
“We cannot embrace God's forgiveness if we are so busy clinging to past wounds and nursing old grudges.”- T. D. Jakes
“Never trust your tongue when your heart is bitter.” - Samuel J. Hurwitt
Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith
“Not forgiving is like drinking rat poison and then waiting for the rat to die.”

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: $37,512
Difference: ($10,488)