Hello Fiery Jesus Lovers!!!

What an amazing year we've had with Burn New Bern! Between the monthly Burns, the 77 hour Catapult gathering, the Jesus Tent gatherings with Ignite ministries, the Mission Xtreme Tent gatherings, David's Tent, Regional Burn Summit, Global Burn Summit, Burn leaders conference calls and other gatherings with similiar DNA, we've been quite busy! It's been worth every bit of it and we've seen a tremendous amount of fruit! Our labors are not in vain (1 Corinthians 15:58)!

We are so honored that many of you have chosen to invest in this initiative in various forms throughout the year. We can't do this without you! It's amazing how God orchestrates beautiful tapestries like our Burn tribe!

What's next? We will continue partnering with Mission Xtreme (MX) for a season of tent meetings!!! We're committing to hosting our 4th Friday Burns wherever the tent is located for the next few months. Scott Murphy (Mission Xtreme) is coordinating tent logistics and Michael Thorsby will coordinate 4th Friday Burn logistics. The tent may be up for extended amounts of time beyond the 4th Friday gatherings and if our Burn community can assist, that would be a much appreciated bonus! We joined forces this fall to host a few of our regular 4th Friday Burns at the MX Tent and the tent pegs have been expanded... literally. The Lord has provided a bigger tent, bigger trailer, staging...etc with a bigger need for manpower to maximize stewardship. We encourage the BNB community to stay engaged and support the vision. MX is also looking to building a set-up/tear-down team for the tent if you're interested/available. These tent meetings are a collaborative effort among local ministries to ultimately build "the Kingdom" beyond any one specific ministry.

**Please note: there will be no officially scheduled 4th Friday Burn in December. We encourage everyone to put their efforts during this month into partnering with the Mission Xtreme Tent, other regional Burns/events and worshipping with your family and local ministries.**

We recognize that at the Burn gatherings, 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. We will be taking a short break from hosting due to a new baby and we will resume Jan 9th @ 6:00pm!
  
Upcoming Burn Events:
Dec 16th-18th - Mission Xtreme Tent @ Kinston, NC
Dec 30th-31st - Igniting Azusa East @ Dunn, NC
Jan 9th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Jan 16th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Jan 23rd - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Jan 27th - (7pm-7am) Burn New Bern @ Mission Xtreme Tent - Location TBD
Jan 30th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Feb 24th - (7pm-7am) Burn New Bern @ Mission Xtreme Tent - Location TBD
Mar 24th - (7pm-7am) Burn New Bern @ Mission Xtreme Tent - Location TBD
Apr 16th - Easter Service @ Mission Xtreme Tent @ Cove City, NC
Jul 27-29 - Burn 24-7 Global Burn Summit (Leaders) @ Life Church (Washington, PA)
Oct 6-9 - Awaken The Dawn - 50 Tent City @ National Mall (DC)

See current schedule and event details at Burn New Bern and Facebook sites.
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Merry Christmas!!!

Michael Thorsby

Check out our blog for historical Burn recaps and newsletters to stay in the loop!

P.S. If you are praying for extended amounts of time, would you please consider partnering with the Craven24Seven prayer initiative? 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've had over 1000 hours of prayer coverage documented on the Craven24Seven prayer calendar for Oct/Nov due to various prayer initiatives! We don't want this momentum to stop and ask for YOU to stand watch with us! This is a pivotal season and we ask you to join us to fast and pray.

P.P.S. North Carolina is on the verge of launching a state-wide prayer calendar to capture Houses Of Prayer, Burns, Prayer Furnaces and other extended corporate prayer/worship gatherings! Keep an eye out for more details in our upcoming newsletters about this prayer movement and how the transition will impact Craven24Seven. Keep it flowing!!!