ThornCreek Church
Coming Soon :: Joy
Ready for Christmas? Usually, this means presents, lights, dinners, and parties. But is your soul ready? In the midst of your "busy" life and schedule, you are invited to prepare your soul for the day Jesus entered our world. The weeks leading up to Christmas are known as, "Advent Season". The purpose of Advent is to prepare your soul. If you know someone who needs, hope in their valley, peace in their home, genuine joy, or unconditional love...invite them to ThornCreek!
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
Men’s Retreat | Thu-Sat, Feb 8-10
Being a man is tough...Being a man of God is even tougher! If you have ever found yourself in the middle of tough circumstances, this Men's Retreat is for you! Sign up for this Men's Retreat, and bring a friend...or even your son. We will be in the beautiful Estes Park area, in a mountain cabin. You will be encouraged, challenged, and refueled to do life with God!

Christmas Eve | Sat, Dec 23 4 & 6pm, Sun, Dec 24 9 & 11am, 3 & 5pm
Who are you inviting to ThornCreek Church this Christmas Eve? Share our invite video on social media. Talk with your neighbors, friends, and co-workers. If they don’t have a place to go for Christmas Eve, INVITE THEM TO THORNCREEK!

Baptism Class | Sun, Jan 21 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 February 3-4 weekend! It's going to be a celebration! Meet at Starbucks at Colorado & 136th.

Membership Class | Sun, Jan 28 1:00pm
Membership is not about joining some exclusive club, it's about deepening our commitment to God and the local church. Join us to learn more about who ThornCreek is, how we operate and how our commitment can grow deeper in the church.

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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.
QUESTION: When was the last time you laughed? I mean, a full on belly laugh, tears rolling down your cheeks, no control of bodily functions kind of laugh.
The greatest joy you will experience in this world, is the joy that comes from a deep meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ.
“The Fruits of the Spirit are not feelings, they are conditions of an entire person. It is stable across circumstances.” - Dallas Wilard
The joy of the Lord is not driven by circumstances, but it doesn't ignore circumstances. It is a deep rooted trust in the character of a loving God. It’s a trust that God is creative enough to use the circumstances for His glory.
Stanford University Study on Happiness
Unhappy people compare up. Happy people don’t compare at all. They use deep internal values and take pleasure in other people’s successes.
“Growing churches possess on the average a measurably higher "love quotient" than stagnant or declining churches. Additionally, there is a significant connection between "laughter in the church" and that church’s qualitative and numerical growth. As a resulty there is a lot of love, joy and laughter in growing churches.”
- Christian A. Schwarz,Natural Church Development: A Guide to Eight Essential Qualities of Healthy Churches, Christian Schwarz studied 1000 congregations in terms of both quantity and quality standards and identified 8 essential elements in healthy churches.
"Good relationships keep us happier and healthier," - Dr. Robert Waldinger, a psychiatrist and director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, said in a viral "TED Talk" released in 2015.The biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfillment overall in life is, basically, love.Specifically, the study demonstrates that having someone to rely on helps your nervous system relax, helps your brain stay healthier for longer, and reduces both emotional as well as physical pain.The data is also very clear that those who feel lonely are more likely to see their physical health decline earlier and die younger.

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: $60,000
Total received this month: $11,955
Difference: ($48,045)