ThornCreek Church
The Greatest Invitation
Beginning on Christmas Eve, ThornCreek will be spending six weeks on the greatest invites that God has given us. These invites are life-changers. They will change your attitude about work, home, marriage, dating, family and friendships. Here's the have to RSVP by attending church! Make church a priority and bring someone with you!
Locations & Times
  • ThornCreek Church
    13801 Garfield Pl, Thornton, CO 80602, USA
    Saturday 4:00 PM, Saturday 6:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 3:00 PM, Sunday 5:00 PM
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, Jan 14 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, 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.

Big Game Weekend | Sat-Sun, Feb 3-4
Let’s have some fun at church! Wear your favorite football jersey and invite someone to come see something we’ve never done at ThornCreek, a preach-off! This will be a great weekend to bring a friend and have some fun at church while also hearing a message of hope and God’s love.

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!

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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.
“...You asked me what I want this year...Just a chance that maybe we'll find better days” - Better Days Lyrics, Goo Goo Dolls

You have an ultimate Christmas invitation. God put on flesh with the ultimate hope for you to know His love, grace, peace, and joy at the most intimate personal level. It’s a table waiting for you.
“God became a man. While the creatures of earth walked unaware, Divinity arrived. Heaven opened herself and placed her most precious one in a human womb. God as a fetus. Holiness sleeping in a womb. The creator of life being created. God was given eyebrows, elbows, two kidneys, and a spleen. He stretched against the walls and floated in the amniotic fluids of His mother.”- Max Lucado
“God is not a tough “get over it” kind of God. Rather, in Jesus, he tenderly "gets in it"—WITH us.”- Tullian Tchividjian
“A God who was only holy would not have come down to us in Jesus Christ. He would have simply demanded that we pull ourselves together, that we be moral and holy enough to merit a relationship with him. A deity that was an ‘all‐accepting God of love’ would not have needed to come to Earth either. This God of the modern imagination would have just overlooked sin and evil and embraced us. Neither the God of moralism nor the God of relativism would have bothered with Christmas.”- Timothy Keller

Christmas says, “You are invited.”
“The greatest saints are not those who need less grace, but those who consume the most grace, who indeed are most in need of grace--those who are saturated by grace in every dimension of their being. Grace to them is like breath.”- Dallas Willard
“The greatest saints are not those who need less grace, but those who consume the most grace, who indeed are most in need of grace--those who are saturated by grace in every dimension of their being. Grace to them is like breath.”- Dallas Willard
The greatest Christmas gift is the gift of knowing Jesus Christ at a personal level. It’s the place where pain, hurt, worry, and fear live. You can know this life today.

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: $32,078
Difference: ($27,922)