Hello Burning Ones!!!

This summer has been a time of equipping, shifting, and realigning for our Burn team. We've had a few of our leaders out due to varying schedules (summer vacations and such) but we are really praying that everyone can focus in with us for these next few months. Keep reading for a brief recap from July and a bit of vision casting for the upcoming fall season: 

We invite and encourage anyone that is interested in serving as part of the Burn ministry team to join us for preBurns on 3rd Mondays each month. ALL LEADERS WHO ARE SIGNED UP TO SERVE ARE EXPECTED TO BE THERE (and/or someone representing their team). Please let us know in advance if you are coming for logistics purposes and so we can prepare enough food!!! (Seriously people... free food. Nothing for you to clean up. PLEASE COME!) :)

As previously mentioned, it was a blessing to set up neutral 'camp' at TJ's CAVE for a season but God has us on the move again. In early July we partnered with Burn Greenville for their "Alabaster" event, which was their last Burn at The Boiler Room. This was significant for us because Burn New Bern was birthed out of Burn Greenville, and many hours of worship were poured out at God's feet in that place by worshippers from our local area. We'll never forget God's faithfulness as we worshipped, danced, and jumped... HARD... for 7 years and the floor shook but never caved in! :) We know God has great plans for the Greenville crew, and we share in their excitement as they transition into a new season of the East Carolina Prayer Furnace and Burn Greenville.

Later in July, we had the amazing opportunity to bring some of our core leaders up to the Norfolk/Chesapeake area and participate in the Burn Global Summit & 10 year anniversary! Guys, we are so pumped for this next season - not only in our Burn but in the Kingdom and the global church! We got to sit under the instruction of Sean Feucht, Mike Bickle, Stacey Campbell, and more... to receive impartation, encouragement and get blasted with radical hope and practical application for our next season! Needless to say we are CONFIDENT that God has GOOD plans for His people and our region, and we're excited to be able to partner with Him to release Heaven on Earth!

Going forward, we will be partnering with Mission Xtreme for a season of tent meetings this fall!!! We will host a few of our regular 4th Friday Burns at the MX Tent as well and getting behind them as a Burn community to support as needed at other unofficial Burn times. These tent meetings are a collaborative effort among local ministries to ultimately build "the Kingdom" beyond any one specific ministry. The Mission Xtreme tent will be set up in various locations throughout our community for several days, weeks or months for prayer/worship meetings... see Mission Xtreme wesbite and/or facebook for more details. Please see Burn calendar for details on August, September, and October burns.

**Please note: there will be no scheduled Burns in November or December. We encourage everyone to put their efforts during these months into partnering with the Mission Xtreme tent as well as worshipping with your family and local ministries.** 

We recognize that at the Burn, we're all worshipping together and really trying to focus all our awareness on God's Presence. We realize that it's tough to make space for building relationships in that context, and that's why we encourage everyone to come out to the Burn Community Group (BCG) on Monday nights. Our heart is to build relationships and future leaders through discipleship. We typically start the evenings with relational ministry and breaking bread (pot-luck style) and finish with teaching/worship/encounter as the Lord leads. If you would like to join us for BCG, please email thorsby@theburn247.com and we will give you more details.
  
Upcoming Burn Events:
Aug 1st - NO Burn Community Group
Aug 8th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 15th - (6pm-8pm) BCG/preBurn - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 22nd - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 26th - (7pm-7am) Burn New Bern-Mission Xtreme Tent @ New Bern Faith
Aug 29th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Sept 5th - NO Burn Community Group
Sept 12th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Sept 19th - (6pm-8pm) BCG/preBurn - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Sept 23-24th - Regional Burn Summit/The Drop Conference (Falcon, NC) (No BNB)
Sept 26th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Oct 28th (7pm)-31st (11:59pm)-Burn New Bern-MX Tent- Location TBD (NB)
Nov 25th - No 4th Friday Burn
Dec 23rd - No 4th Friday Burn - Celebrate Jesus!!!

It's hot outside, y'all! If you want to get "prayer-conditioned" (*wink*wink*) check out Craven24Seven. Sign up (as an individual or on behalf of a group) for one hour intercession and/or worship time slots. Every hour that is covered is one step closer to 24/7 prayer in Eastern NC. We need YOU to sign up and take action!!! We have opened up a prayer room @ TJ's Cafe from 6am-9am (Mon-Sat) to make a place available for our commUNITY. Grab a cup of coffee next door to help you sustain, and utilize the 600 square foot room to soak, pray, study, banners...etc!!!

If you are interested in serving at Burn New Bern as a worship leader, artist, shift leader, sound tech or intercessor, please see our calendar for availability and contact thorsby@theburn247.com to request a time slot and be part of our ministry team. We encourage everyone to prayerfully consider engaging for extended amounts of time... especially during the night watch! Pillows and blankets are welcomed for "sloaking" purposes!!!

See current schedule and events at Burn New Bern and Facebook. Share with friends!

Let us become more aware of Your Presence...

Sara Thorsby

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