A Cradle in the Dirt :: YouVersion Event
ThornCreek Church
A Cradle in the Dirt
Merry Christmas! We're looking at the love Christ showed by choosing to enter our world and dwell in the middle of our problems, pain, and brokenness. Our hope is you have an encounter with God, and gain a new perspective of Christmas that will help you through life.
Locations & Times
  • ThornCreek Church
    3853 E 120th Ave, Denver, CO 80233, USA
    Wednesday 7:00 PM, Thursday 7:00 PM, Friday 2:00 PM, Friday 4:00 PM, Friday 6:00 PM
  • ThornCreek Church Online
    Friday 2:00 PM, Friday 4:00 PM, Friday 6:00 PM, Friday 8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 PM, Saturday 6:00 AM, Saturday 10:00 AM, Saturday 2:00 PM, Saturday 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 PM, Sunday 9:00 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.
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
Fix It Ministry | The Fix It Ministry is now ready to take on projects. We need you to let us know how we can help with any personal repairs for your home or car. These volunteers want to use their God-given gifts to love on you. When you give them an opportunity, it brings joy to their hearts. It's a way they can serve God. So, let us know if you have anything and we'll talk about next steps. Please email Andy Fish at fixit@thorncreek.church.

Christmas Eve Services Schedule | Wednesday (Dec 22) at 7:00 PM, Thursday (Dec 23) at 7:00 PM, Friday (Dec 24) at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM. No Saturday service. There will be one service on Sunday, Dec 26 at 10:00 AM. | This year, Christmas Day is on a Saturday! ThornCreek is making BIG plans for special Christmas Eve Services. Plan on attending one service, and serving in another service! In light of Christmas Day being on a Saturday, we have special worship times. Here is the schedule for Christmas week: Wednesday (Dec 22) at 7:00 PM, Thursday (Dec 23) at 7:00 PM, Friday (Dec 24) at 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 6:00 PM. No Saturday service. There will be one service on Sunday, Dec 26 at 10:00 AM. Merry Christmas!

Baptism Class | Sunday, January 9 | 12:30-1:30pm | 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 our next baptism weekend! It's going to be a celebration! Visit thorncreek.church/events.

New Friends Lunch | Sunday, January 16 | 12:30-1:30pm | 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. Visit thorncreek.church/events.

Men's Retreat | February 17-19, 2022 (Thu-Sat) | Every man has a reason why they can't get away to a church retreat. Think again...the greatest men take care of their soul. This year ThornCreek Men's Retreat will take place in the beautiful Rocky Mountains near Estes Park. There's something incredibly powerful about being in the mountains and seeking God that is good for the soul. We will gather for two nights and three days to worship, seek God's will, and...play! Men will have an opportunity to shoot guns, ice fish, hike, or simply, chill. You will also have a chance to get to know other men who are in the same battles of life. The only thing that is mandatory is food and chapel! We'll have three chapel services. Visit thorncreek.church/mensretreat.

Check out more at: thorncreek.church/events
TC Kids (Birth - 5th Grade)
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)
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 | Senior High (9th - 12th grade) Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm, Junior High (6th - 8th grade) Sunday 11:00 -12:30pm - Youth Group is meeting in person. These are our Youth Group services. 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.

We will also continue to provide an ONLINE option for students that will be available on our website at thorncreek.church/students which will be posted every Thursday at 2pm. This will be the recorded youth service which will be posted online.
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.
The stable stinks like all stables do. The stench of urine, dung, and sheep reeks pungently in the air. The ground is hard, the hay scarce. Cobwebs cling to the ceiling and a mouse scurries across the dirt floor. A more lowly place of birth could not exist.
- Max Lucado
The message of Christmas starts with God's willingness to meet us at the place that others would find offensive.
Nothing and nobody can satisfy you like Jesus.
King of Kings, Lyrics
To a virgin came the word
From a throne of endless glory
To a cradle in the dirt
The cradle in the dirt demonstrates God's desire to live with us.
"You are not what you did in the past. You're not what others think you are. You are who Christ says you are."
- Craig Groeschel

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 back of the Worship Center.

Weekly Need: $12,500
Received last week: $33,316 (Dec 11-12)
Received December to Date $49,211 (As of Dec 12)
Remaining Need in December: $789