Hello Burn CommUNITY!!!

We had an excellent time at the Burn Regional Summit combined with TheDrop last weekend in place of our regularly scheduled 4th Friday Burn. We had impartation from Lou Engle, Sean Feucht and many other anointed ministers the Lord is using to herald His message in this season. Our core team is even more fired up than before!!! There is SO MUCH praise rising up from the Carolinas and the unity we're seeing is phenomenal. Keep plowing, keep praising, keep pressing in...

What's next for us? Glad you asked!!! Oct 28-31st - Catapult - Weapons Of Warfare
We are planning for 77 hours of worship, prayer & outreach under a tent in downtown New Bern. We need ALL HANDS ON DECK from local ministries and beyond! We have Mike Thornton (Wilmington, NC), Sherri Ezzell (Kinston, NC), Tammie Southerland (Clemson, SC), Matthew Lilley (Greenville, NC) and other regional guests along with many local ministers collaborating for this unified gathering. If you are interested in serving as a worship leader, sound tech, intercessor, guest minister, artist and/or shift leader, please see Burn calendar for availability and email thorsby@theburn247.com to request a time slot. All intercessor slots will be redirected to sign up on the Craven24Seven calendar. You do not have to be present to sign up for intercession but it's highly recommended!!! We will be strategically mixing in guest ministers so that we can minister to the Lord and to the people He draws in. We need people to serve, but we also want people to let this be a time of refreshing. We want apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, preachers, worship leaders, moms, dads, families...etc to come and get filled up so they can pour out in our community as the Lord leads them. We encourage everyone to prayerfully consider engaging for extended amounts of time... especially during the night watch!

Fasting & Prayer!!! We have quite a few extended fasting and prayer initiatives going on nationally, regionally and locally. If you're not already part of a specific fasting and prayer group, we highly recommend jumping in for 40 days (Sept 30-Nov 8) leading up to the elections. This is a pivotal season and we ask you to join us to fast and pray. 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 have opened up a prayer room @ TJ's CAVE from 6am-9am (Mon-Sat) to make a place available for our commUNITY if you feel led. Grab a cup of coffee @ TJ's Cafe to help you sustain, and utilize the 600 square foot room to soak, pray, study, banners...etc!!!

We will continue partnering with Mission Xtreme for a season of tent meetings this fall!!! We've joined forces to host a few of our regular 4th Friday Burns at the MX Tent and we're 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 as the Lord leads... see Mission Xtreme website and/or facebook for more details.

**Please note: there will be no scheduled local Burns in November or December. We encourage everyone to put their efforts during these months into partnering with the Mission Xtreme tent and/or other regional Burns, and 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:
Oct 3rd - (6:30pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Oct 9th - (6:30pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Changed to Sunday @ THH
Oct 17th - (6:30pm-8pm) BCG/preBurn - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Oct 21-23rd - Intimacy Weekend @ Lion Of Judah Worship Grounds (Trenton, NC)
Oct 24th - (6:30pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Oct 28-31st - Catapult - Weapons of Warfare - 77 Hours - (New Bern, NC)
Oct 31st - (6:30pm-8pm) NO Burn Community Group (BCG) - Meet @ Catapult
Nov 7th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Nov 14th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Nov 21st - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Nov 28th - (6pm-8pm) Burn Community Group - Mondays @ The Hobbit House
Nov 25th - No 4th Friday Burn
December - No BCG meetings
Dec 23rd - No 4th Friday Burn - Celebrate Jesus!!!
Jan 27th - (7pm-7am) Burn New Bern - Location TBD

See current schedule and event details at Burn New Bern and Facebook sites.
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I'm ready, send me...

Michael Thorsby

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