ThornCreek Acts

The Local and Global Missions of ThornCreek

Local Missions

ThornCreek believes in being involved in the local community! We are very intentional about this! Take a look at we are doing today as well as past programs. below…

Food for Hope

Childhood hunger is not simply a moral issue. Research indicates that even mild malnutrition experienced by young children during critical periods of growth impacts their behavior, school performance, and overall cognitive development.

ThornCreek Church has founded Food For Hope to unify the community in the fight against childhood hunger and give these children a chance to succeed. Each child that enrolls with the program will receive a bag full of nutritious and healthy food to take home EVERY weekend. Find out more at

Feed 5000

Feeding of the 5000!

Each year we do a giant Thanksgiving Project in South Thornton. We partner with schools and love on them. We have provided a full carnival for them (at no charge), then we send all the families home with a full Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey! Check out the video to see our latest event.

Our Partners

Hope House

Hope House provides free self-sufficiency programs to parenting teen moms in three key areas. The Empower Program provides opportunities for personal, educational and economic self-sufficiency for teen moms. This includes educational assistance through High School & GED and College & Career Programs. Additional supportive services include healthy relationships and personal growth classes, licensed counseling, legal advocacy and financial literacy. The Housing Support Program provides metro-Denver’s only Residential Program for teen moms, and additional housing supports through various partnerships. The Early Learning & School Age Program focuses on literacy and social-emotional development; early intervention services; and school-age supports for the children; and provides a Parenting Program for teen moms. All programs are designed to transform the lives of two generations at Hope House.

Beyond Home

At BeyondHome families work hard to achieve personal goals for their education, housing, finances, and family.


The Urban Farm (TUF) strives to provide the opportunity for urban youth to engage and participate in local food and agricultural systems by removing the barriers to entry such as land access, time, location and finances.

As a community farm and educational center TUF provides a unique opportunity for urban youth to learn hands-on about agriculture without ever leaving the city. We believe access and education are essential to promoting future generations of farmers, healthy eaters, and sustainably minded consumers. The Urban Farm strives to inspire excitement for learning through practical work experience in a farm setting while fostering respect, responsibility, curiosity, caring and grit.

Synergy Village

Synergy Village is a co-housing environment providing programs for motivated individuals who have experienced personal setbacks, but now seek support in their journey to greater independence and community engagement.


Re-fined’s mission is to form empowering and restorative relationships with survivors of sexual exploitation.

Growing Home

Growing Home centers and amplifies the voices of the community to create a thriving, healthy, and equitable North Metro Denver. We offer a network of services and evidence-based programs that support people experiencing immediate and long-term barriers to stability and success. We work in partnership with our community, driving action toward justice in the areas of food, housing, parenting education, and lifelong stability.


We connect young people to hope through long-term mentoring relationships

Foster Source

Our mission is to provide relevant training, resources and support to foster and kinship parents from a trauma-informed approach, giving them the skills and confidence to spark healing in vulnerable children.

Disaster Relief

Tornado Relief - Joplin, MO

ThornCreek Church has sent three teams to Joplin, MO. In May 2011, Joplin was hit by a series of F-5 tornadoes. The devastation was great. ThornCreek sent teams to love on this community. We assisted in relief efforts, rebuilding, prayed with people, and we fed over 700 people.

Hurricane Relief, Houston, TX

In September, 2017 ThornCreek Church responded to the hurricane disaster in Houston by partnering with American Furniture Warehouse to send two 53 foot trailers loaded with donations of furniture, appliances, and water to Houston, TX.

We also sent a team of 21 ThornCreekers to deliver the donations and to love on the people of Houston by cleaning out houses, delivering food, and praying for people.

Church Plant

In addition to this, we planted a new church in South Thornton! The name of this church is Hope Hacienda Church. This is a church designed for people who live in South Thornton! Please check out their website at

Other Events

In addition to this event we also do events such as:

  • Helping Senior Citizens with the City of Thornton
  • Snow Shoveling
  • Tutoring at local schools
  • Partnering with Life Choices Pregnancy Center
  • School Supply Drives
  • Christmas Wrapping Events
  • Giving away gift cards to complete strangers!
  • Blood drives
  • Much more!

If you have a heart for local missions and would like to join the Leadership Team, please email us at

Global Missions

Partnership Peru

We have partnered with a church in Negritos, Peru, a coastal community in the westernmost part of South America. We have teamed up with Compassion International to change the lives within this community by sponsoring children to rescue them from poverty in Jesus' name. We will also be taking ThornCreekers to visit Peru regularly for infrastructure projects.

Trips to Peru

Prior to the pandemic, we sent a team to Negritos every two years. Check out a few videos from those trips.

2016 Trip
2018 Trip

Completed Projects

How You Can Help

Sponsor a child - For $38 a month you can change the life of a child. We have already sponsored over 100 children!

In addition, ThornCreek Church supports missions through the Church of the Nazarene. The Church of the Nazarene is in over 100 countries!

If you have a heart for global missions and would like to join the Leadership Team, please let us know at