What to Expect

Worship Service Questions and Answers

Click any of the questions below to learn more about worship services at ThornCreek Church.

Where are you located?

Our weekend worship services are held at Prairie Hills Elementary located at 13801 Garfield Pl, Thornton, CO 80602

What time are services?

Saturday 6:00 pm, Sunday 9:30 am, and 11:00 am. We provide Coffee, Water, and bagels before each service.

Where can I park?

We encourage our visitors to pull through the main entrance loop of the building and park near the front door.

What should I expect if I were to visit a ThornCreek church service?

Each weekend service does change a bit; however, this is a general format: Expect to be greeted by some friendly people; we will then worship God through heart-felt worship; someone will thank you for coming to ThornCreek Church and introduce the message. Afterwards, we will have a creative, bible-driven teaching time, to help people discover God's love and purpose for their lives. We will then conclude with some uplifting songs. Our emcee will then thank everyone for coming and give you a snapshot of things to come.

What is your style of music?

Worship is one of those areas that is very preference driven. It's impossible to have one style that suits everyone. The reality is much of our tastes are influenced by what we grew up with, for better or worse. We have made an attempt to focus on heart-felt worship. It's about our worship to God. We do have a Worship Pastor, a team of vocalists, and a worship band. We sing popular worship choruses and we do hymns arranged in innovative ways. At times it is upbeat, and at other times it's more reflective. Our prayer every weekend is that our worship is pleasing to God.

What is your preaching/teaching like?

Sermons are prayerfully designed to introduce people to God's love and purpose for their lives. They are very Bible-driven and practical. You would also find it to be refreshingly relevant and real. Sermon notes accompany each sermon, so it's easy to follow along. Bible verses are also in the program and up on our screens. Faithfulness and obedience are a part of every message. We believe God still changes lives, and healthy Christians are still growing and making daily decisions to live God-honoring lives. If you are far from God or a deep-rooted Christian, there will be something to take home for you.

What do your services "feel" like?

The services feel exciting, warm, and friendly all at the same time. Many people comment about how they can sense God's Spirit at work. We make a special attempt to creatively communicate God's purpose for your life every weekend. Our hope is that people are engaged emotionally, visually, and spiritually. We want people to truly experience God's message for them each weekend. In addition to great worship music, we may at times use dramas, videos, special readings, or some other creative avenue. However, it is always driven by the Bible. At times, the only thing may be straight Bible-driven teaching. We always want God and His word to be the center of our attention.

What do you ask of visitors?

Visitors are encouraged to come, relax, and enjoy. During the offering time, we ask all visitors NOT to give but to simply pass the offering bucket to the person next to you. We DO ask all visitors to fill out a Let's Connect Form, which is located in the program. This helps us know how we can better serve you. We also ask every visitor to check us out for three (3) visits. This gives our visiting friends a good snapshot of what ThornCreek Church is all about. That's critically important for people to get an accurate picture of ThornCreek.

Do you have a Teens service on the weekend?

Our Teens meet during the 9:30am and 11:00am service on Sundays. They join in worship in the main service then move to the Teens area for the remainder of the service for a time to discuss the same themes and scriptures in main service. 

Do you have a mid-week service for Teens?

Our Teens meet every Thursday evening at 6pm at Mountain States Baptist Church 3751 Cottonwood Lakes Blvd, Thornton, CO 80241.

What should I do with my child during church service?

We have a nursery for all services for children ages 6 wks to 1 yrs of age.

Toddlers (2-3 yrs), PreK (4-5 yrs), and K-4th Grade begin their time with group worship followed by a teaching time. They then break into small groups for a discussion time with games and/or crafts that re-emphasize the lesson for the week.

5th-6th graders have their own special Tweens group time during services on Sunday mornings. (No Saturday Tweens class at this time) This gives them a chance to interact on a more mature level, with curriculum designed specifically for them. They also do some activities together outside of church as well.

How is check-in of my child handled?

Check-in opens 15mins before service and closes 15mins after service.

We require every child who attends church to be checked in and wear a name tag. Name tags are printed each week. Parents will receive a corresponding tag to pick up their kids and are required to turn it in and match when they pick up their children.

What kind of safety training do your volunteers receive?

We take special measures to take care of the children entrusted in our care. Every volunteer goes through safety training and has passed a background check. We lock our classrooms and have security measures in place in case of emergency.

How do you handle children with allergies and/or dietary restrictions

Please inform us of allergies or health issues your child may have to help us keep your child safe and know how to help them. (Our Nursery, Toddler, and PreK classes normally have Animal Crackers for snack. The Elementary Class will occasionally get candy, but children can only eat it with a parent/guardian’s permission. Tweens are served donuts.)

What is your sick child policy?

If your child has experienced fever, vomiting, or diarrhea in the last 24 hours; or if your child has something that could possibly be contagious, we kindly ask that you don’t check your child into his/her class. Thank you so much for understanding.

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