Community Outreach Ministry

 Here are some of our reoccurring opportunities to serve the community. Be on the look out for other events that happen throughout the year.

Have a heart for the community and ideas on how to serve them for Jesus? We’d love for you to join the team! Fill out the Ways to Serve form.

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Game Tent at Thornton Winterfest

Every winter Thornton throws a huge festival to celebrate the holidays and we as the church has an amazing opportunity to minister to hundreds of children and their families through games and a little warmth.

Friendship Partners


"When international students arrive, everything is new. They need someone to prepare them for how things are done, how we think, and the easiest ways to adjust to our culture. They need someone who is truly going to be their friend."

Through International Students Inc. you can have the opportunity to befriend an international college student for the school year. Through this ministry we ask that once a month you have your student join along with something you already had planned. It can be as simple as having them over for dinner, joining you for a game of bowling, or you could take them on a day trip. The choice is yours.

Training for friendship partners training is required and allows you to get a little more information on how to best minister to these students.

Operation Christmas Child


Every year we partner up with Samaritan’s Purse and collect shoes boxes for Operation Christmas child.

If you’re unfamiliar with what this is, Operation Christmas Child is the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child, uses gift-filled shoe boxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world.

Individuals, families, churches and groups fill empty shoe boxes with a “wow” item—like a doll or soccer ball—and other fun toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and notes of encouragement.

Samaritan’s Purse then ships these boxes to children around the globe who are in need.

They also do discipleship for many of the children. More than 7.4 million children have participated in The Greatest Journey, Operation Christmas Child’s follow-up program that is offered to many children who receive shoe box gifts. The Greatest Journey is implemented through a global church network to help children learn how to know and follow Jesus.