Students Matter

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Our mission is to create a safe place for students 6th-12th grade 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.
Team Member

Nick McCall

Youth Pastor


Encounter (Youth Group) Thursday Night

Jr. & Sr. High Students (Grades 6-12) 
Thursday Nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm

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Every Thursday night our teens come together for a night of games, worship, message and small groups where we talk about REAL issues that so many teenagers deal with on a regular basis.

Teenagers today are going through so much in their lives and this is a great time for them to get away from the stresses, pressures and struggles that young people are dealing with.

We have a separate program for our Jr. High Students (grades 6-8) and one for our Sr. High Students (grades 9-12). 

One the first Thursday of every month, all of our students meet at one place for our combined youth group service. We call this "Encounter United Night" where we have worship, message, games and snacks. 

Then, on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Thursday nights our Jr. High students continue meeting at the church, while the Sr. High Students meet offsite in a home on the same night, at the same time.

We do not feel comfortable broadcasting a families home address on our website, so if you need the address for the Sr. High group, please email our Youth Pastor at for more information.

There is always a team of adult volunteers who love teenagers and are passionate about pointing teens to Jesus and being a source of wisdom, love and support for them.

The church we meet at is called Mountain States Baptist Church (3751 Cottonwood Lakes Blvd, Thornton, CO 80241). 

Soul Fuel - Sunday Morning

Jr. & Sr. High Students (Grades 6-12)
Sunday Mornings during the 9:30am service

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Every Sunday morning we meet for a Bible study lead by our Youth Pastor and/or one of our volunteers. 

For Soul Fuel, all of our teens are combined in one large group for a small group discussion. 

The topic of discussion is always centered around scripture and topics that are relevant to what many teenagers are going through in their lives. 

We HIGHLY encourage our students to come to Soul Fuel at 9:30am and then all sit together in the main worship service for the 11:00am service.

We believe it is crucial to a young person's faith to be involved in the church congregation as a whole which is why we highly encourage teenagers to be in our regular weekend worship services.


We are better when we are together

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In addition to the normal meeting times during the week, our ThornCreek Teens do many extra activities. At least once a month there is some sort of fun event scheduled for the youth ministry. These events include anything from a summer camp, to a hang out/movie night at a home. Either way, there are always opportunities for our teens to spend time together. 


Texting, Email & Social Media

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The Youth Pastor has found that the best way to reach students and parents is through text, email and social media posts.

It is strongly encouraged that parents of teenagers give their email and phone number to the Youth Pastor by updating their information in the Church database. If you have questions, please feel free to communicate those questions with our Youth Pastor, Nick McCall. He can be reached by email at

Also, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for additional information on coming events and other announcements. 


Safety Matters

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All adults who work with teenagers have gone through a background check. Each adult is assessed and interviewed before they work with our ThornCreek teens. Their safety, care, and protection is a priority for ThornCreek.