Hello Burning Ones,

Sometimes we feel like we're passing "through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops" on our personal and corporate journeys. Sometimes it’s surreal, sometimes crazy, sometimes overwhelming, sometimes amazing and sometimes we're just trying to get to our next destination. It's so important that we take the time to enjoy the seasons we're in with those we labor among while we are also preparing for the seasons to come.

June was our last month doing regularly scheduled Burns at TJ's CAVE and it has been such a blessing to set up camp in a neutral facility for the last year! We're still prayerfully considering where the Lord wants us to set up camp for the next season but in the meantime, we feel led to partner with Mission Xtreme for some good old fashioned tent meetings!!! These tent meetings are geared towards a collaborative effort among local ministries to ultimately build "the Kingdom" beyond any one specific ministry. We feel the Lord is uniting us in ways that will take us out of our comfort zones and force us to take risks that aren't necessarily our preferences but will bear much fruit! The Mission Xtreme tent will move (most likely monthly) within Craven County as the Lord leads and we will adjust as needed based on what the Lord is doing in each area. We may even join forces with larger regional tent ministries as the Lord leads. Either way, we will continue scheduling our monthly Burns with locations TBD (and subject to shifting once determined)!

Just a reminder - There will be no 4th Fri/Sat Burn in July as we will be partnering with Burn Greenville & The Boiler Room for an "Alabaster" event at the beginning of the month and a Global Burn Summit at the end of the month. See calendar for details.

Michael & Sara Thorsby (Burn Directors) are dedicating Monday nights for a Burn Community Group (BCG) for anyone interested. Our heart is to build relationships and future leaders through discipleship. We'll most likely 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:
Jul 4th -  NO Burn Community Group - Enjoy celebrating our FREEDOM!!!
Jul 8th/9th - Burn Greenville @ The Boiler Room (Alabaster)
Jul 11th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Jul 18th - (6pm-8pm) preBurn/BCG @ The Hobbit House
Jul 22nd - NO Burn New Bern (joining forces with Burn Greenville July 8th/9th)
Jul 25th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Jul 28-30 - Global Burn Summit (VA) - Burn Ministry Team Members (invite only)
Jul 29-30 - Tenacious Love (VA) - Burn Family (open to the public to register)
Aug 1st - NO Burn Community Group - We will still be in VA from Summit trip
Aug 8th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 15th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 22nd - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Aug 26th - (7pm-???) Burn New Bern-Tent Meeting with Mission Xtreme- Location TBD
Aug 29th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Sep 23-24 - Regional Burn Summit/The Drop Conference (Falcon, NC) (No 4th BNB)
Oct 28th - (7pm-???) Burn New Bern-Tent Meeting with Mission Xtreme- Location TBD
Nov 25th - (7pm-???) Burn New Bern - (pending) - Location TBD
Dec 23rd - (7pm-???) Burn New Bern - (pending) - Location TBD

We STRONGLY encourage our Burn commUNITY to engage with Craven24Seven. Sign up (as an individual or on behalf of a group) for one hour intercession and/or worship time slots. Don't be discouraged if you only see a few people signed up. Every hour that is covered is one step closer to 24/7. We've covered hundreds of hours of prayer over the last few years and we are charging for MORE!!! Please don't assume someone else will cover the hours. 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. You'll have an entire 600 square foot room to soak, pray, study...etc and can grab a cup of coffee next door to help you sustain!!!

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!!!

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. See BNB facebook events for details and let us know if you will be joining forces with us for logistical purposes!!!
 
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For such a time as this...

Michael Thorsby

Here is the June blog recap if you haven't read it yet.