4th Saturdays almost every month
We spent the first year of existence rotating venues around Craven County, NC (and surrounding areas) from July 2014-June 2015 in a multi-site model. We felt like the Lord called us to "set up camp outside the walls of the city" for a season for a time of preparation so we spent the next season from July 2015-June 2016 in a neutral location (TJ's CAVE) in Havelock, NC. July 2016-June 2017 we invested in tent/traveling ministry in Craven County & beyond for a season. July 2017- current we've been and will continue to pour into our local and regional community and neighboring Burn families for a collaborative effort to expand our tent pegs through various venue mixes similar to our first three years. We're engaging a lot of time into regional gatherings for a unified effort. The season of tent ministry has prepared us for gatherings we're partnering with like: Awaken The Dawn (ATD) DC (50 states, 50 tents on the National Mall for 3 days), David's Tent NC week (DC), ATD Tent America (Raleigh), The Jesus Tent and many more. Our next goal is a permanent neutral location in New Bern, NC hopeful in the near future and increasing our extended hours of continuous musical worship and prayer each month as the Lord leads...
This is not a church but a community gathering intended to unify followers of Jesus Christ as we dig the wells of revival deeper and send servants back to their local expressions to fan the flames. This is not a concert. Our focus is vertical whether there's 1 or 1,000 in the room, but there will naturally be horizontal impacts as we pursue the presence of God. We want an incense of praise to rise over our corporate community.
What's a typical Burn event like?
Non-stop live worship: Teams of worshipers, musicians, artists and intercessors fill one-two hour blocks to worship, pray and create.
Vertical Worship: The purpose of the Burn is to minister to the Lord and create an atmosphere for encounter. Typically, the worship leader doesn’t engage those in attendance as in a normal corporate setting. You will often experience worshipers journaling, studying, praying and painting as well as singing along with the worship teams.
Spontaneous/Prophetic: Much of the worship will be creative, spontaneous & prophetic songs & melodies (Psalm 96).
The Arts and Creativity: Our desire is to create an atmosphere where high levels of creativity can come forth. You will often see painters, dancers and writers creating during the Burn. We often set up art stations for people to express their worship through creative mediums.
Volunteer Opportunities: Here are some of the areas where we currently need the most help…
-Worship Leaders, Musicians and Singers
-Intercessors 24/7/365 (Craven24Seven)
-Communications, Website, Social Media Advertising
What is Burn 24-7?
The heart of the Burn 24-7 is first and foremost, the passionate pursuit for the presence of God. We gather, regardless of denominational affiliation, to cry out to God night and day for an awakening in the church, an unprecedented global harvest of souls and the transformation of entire cities. We believe the Burn 24-7 is an expression and fulfillment of the restoration of David’s Tabernacle (Amos 9:11 and Acts 15:16).
First Commandment Movement: The central focus of the Burn 24-7 is to call the church back to the purity of the first and greatest commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. (Matt 22:37, NIV).
Unity Movement: We believe that global revival is connected to the unity of the Church. Therefore, we gather across denominational lines and ethnic boundaries to pursue the presence of God for extended hours of worship and believe the oil of unity is flowing down (Psalm 133). Dividing walls are falling and true covenant love is springing up across the world. Worshippers are forgetting their titles and theological loyalties for the sake of love.
Missions Movement: The Biblical and historical model shows us that worship, prayer and encountering God’s presence is the precedent for a dramatic increase in the salvation of souls. The church of Acts encountered God for ten days in the upper room and then ignited a missionary movement to the known world (Acts 2:1-4). Jesus appointed the twelve to first of all “be with Him” before they were called to “Go into all the world” (Mark 3:16, Mark 16:15).
Prophetic Worship Movement: Our heart is to cultivate a place where musicians and worshipers have the freedom to release creative, spontaneous, prophetic songs. We believe that as we release the word of the Lord over our regions that God’s purposes will begin to accelerate. When Saul encountered the Presence of God in the company of Samuel’s school of prophetic minstrels, he was “turned into another man” (1 Samuel 10:6).
Creative Movement: Divine creativity is birthed in the presence of the Almighty Creator. Our heart is to cultivate an environment where new songs, poems, paintings and dances can be created. We believe God is releasing a fresh wave of anointed creativity from the place of His Presence that will change the world.
Burn 24-7 New Bern falls under the covering of Zac Hagerty (Mid-Atlantic Regional Director), Matthew Lilley (US National Burn Director) & Sean Feucht - (Burn 24-7 Founder).
Contact Michael & Sara Thorsby (Burn Directors) @ firstname.lastname@example.org for questions, comments or volunteer purposes.