ThornCreek Church
Let Everything That Has Breath
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful. Truth is, we all have much to be grateful for. This is a special message about God's desire to use our breath for His purposes. Pastor Ruben was recently in ICU for 10 days due to COVID. He will share some insights that God revealed to him about our breath and our gratitude. They go together!
Locations & Times
  • ThornCreek Church Online
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM, Sunday 7:00 PM, Tuesday 10:00 AM, Thursday 8:00 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.
How to Connect

1. Take the 3 Weekend Challenge.
2. Join a Small Group
3. Volunteer Somewhere
4. Attend the TC Membership Class.

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
Unexpected - A ThornCreek Original Production | Premiers Sunday, December 20, 9:00am at

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TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
Saturday Online Kids Worship Service - 4:30 PM
Kids can go to: Live.ThornCreek.Church
This video will become available On-Demand on Sundays. You can go to the “ThornCreek Church” YouTube page.

ThornCreek Kids Ministry strives to walk alongside and equip parents to be spiritual leaders in their children’s lives. Our hope and prayer is that with a strong faith foundation, kids will make the decision to continue growing as Christians, and become Christ-like disciples.

Our age-level classes allow us to reach children at their developmental level, so that by God’s grace they will be able to comprehend to the best of their ability, the topics we are covering in church!

All Ministry Partners (over the age of 18) have passed background checks, and all Bridge Team members (6th-12th graders) are supervised by adults.
TC Students (6th - 12th Grade)
UPDATE: In order to be safe, with COVID cases on the rise in Colorado and in our community, we are going to have youth group online for the near future. At this point, we are unsure how long we will be online.
Please hear our heart, as this is not an easy decision for us to make because we know how difficult this is and how it will affect your family. We understand that there are strong opinions for both sides of this pandemic and whether or not we should be in person. However, we, as a staff, need to listen to our convictions and do our best to make the best decision possible with the information we have in front of us.

We will be meeting online every Wednesday night from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We have found that starting youth group at 6pm and ending at 7:30 has been more convenient for kids because they can have enough time after youth group to get any homework done that they need to.

The plan moving forward is to continue using the zoom format. This format worked very well last week, so we will be doing the zoom format for the near future and we will NOT be recording and posting youth group to I will be sending out the zoom link every Wednesday morning, so students can click the link and participate in youth group. I will also be texting it out to all students weekly.

Please encourage your kids to attend and be part of youth group, even though it is online. I know its difficult for them since they are online all day for school, but it is very important that our youth ministry stay connected during this time. We NEED each other! Your kids NEED to be in contact with each other and they need the Word of God so much right now. We want to have the best youth ministry that we possibly can, and we work hard to provide the Word to your kids in a way that relates with them.

ThornCreek Student Ministries mission is to create a safe place for students to encounter Jesus, ask questions, process struggles and to experience the love of God while ultimately integrating them into the body and mission of Jesus Christ.

ENCOUNTER | Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm (SEE UPDATE ABOVE)
This is our midweek Youth Group service. At Encounter, we have food, games, deep Bible study, student led worship and small groups. We believe that we are better when we are together.

SOUL FUEL | Soul Fuel was our Sunday Morning program for Middle and High School Students. We have decided not to start Soul Fuel back up again. The reason behind this is that we ultimately want to connect Jr. and Sr. High students to the greater body and mission of Jesus, which is, His Bride. We feel that it is absolutely essential in the spiritual development of teenagers to be comfortable with, involved in and in love with The Church as a whole, not just the youth ministry. When we offer a youth group only class at Church, we are seperating teenagers from the greater Body of Christ. The main concern with doing this is that teenagers never really get connected to, or engaged into "Big Church". The problem with this is, when they graduate from High School, they often feel like there is no place for them in the church anymore... They feel like "Big Church" is only for adults, and they feel like they no longer belong anywhere. We want to change this problem in the life of the church. We believe it is not only healthy for teenagers to worship with all ages, we feel like it is essential for their faith development.
Worship Service Info
Did you come with kids? The messages at ThornCreek can be rated PG-13. As an option, we have a great Children's Ministry Program! If you choose to bring your kids into worship, please do your best to keep them from being a distraction to others.

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.

Nursing Mom? We have a room just for you! This room is located through the Worship Center, and has been furnished with your comfort in mind! You can see the entire service live on a flat screen TV.

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 services. Also, please turn off or mute all cell phones and other mobile devices.
FEED 5,000:
- We prepared and distributed 1,800 meals!
- Each meal fed 4-6 people.
- For the first time ever...We served three (3) school districts!
- Adams 12, Westminster Public Schools, and 27J.
- We also fed every family that lived at the Renaissance Apartment Complex, which many of those people just came from homeless situations.
- Emily told me that the Renaissance manager told her that one of the residents cried because she was relieved when she found out we weren't cancelling.
OT definition of Thanksgiving:
“Acknowledging what is right about God in praise and thanksgiving”
"To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him."
- Thomas Merton
Here's what God told me:
"God takes pleasure in giving us moments to delight in Him."
“It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.”
- Charles Spurgeon
"Gratitude is a dialysis of flushes the self-pity out of our systems."
- Max Lucado
The love of God is not confined to visiting hours, or man-made restrictions. God can reach whomever He wants, whenever He wants, however He wants.
You are living on borrowed breath.

Message Study Guide

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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 back of the Worship Center.

Weekly Need: $12,000
Received last week: $16,666 (Nov 21-22)
November Need: $60,000
Received November to date: $53,763 (As of Nov 22)
Remaining Need in November: $6,237