WHY WE GATHER
Secret Church is a unique, one-night event. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers and sisters’ example, we meet for over 6 hours for intense study of God's Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted.Learn More
AND THE GOSPEL2020 TOPIC
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities” (Romans 13:1).
But what if you don’t agree with who those authorities are and how they are governing? How does this apply to different types of governments in different parts of the world? How does this command apply to the persecuted? In summary, how should Christians relate to government? Should we gladly submit to government, work to change government, or both, or neither? And what do Christians do when they disagree about political positions and personalities, cultural concerns and challenges?
Secret Church 20 will explore how the gospel transforms the way followers of Jesus relate to governing authorities in any nation for the glory of God in all nations. The purpose of this Secret Church is definitively not to advocate for a political position, party, or candidate in any particular country. The purpose of this Secret Church is to establish biblical foundations for understanding how the character of God and the content of the gospel totally transform the way Christians relate to government.
Along the way, we will examine how these biblical foundations help Bible-believing Christians promote love and preserve unity even when we disagree on policies and politics. Ultimately, we will encourage one another to live faithfully as citizens of heaven while we’re citizens on earth.
- Friday, April 24, 2020
- 7:00pm - 1:00am EDT
- McLean Bible Church, Washington, D.C. or Simulcast Stream Anywhere
- Taught by David Platt
Participating in the Secret Church simulcast is easy. You can stream from your home, church, office, or anywhere you have an internet connection.
2020 PEOPLE FOCUS
Every year at Secret Church, we gather to study God's Word and pray for our brothers and sisters around the world who are considered unreached (little to no gospel access) or are unengaged (no church planting strategies). Often these people groups are also being persecuted for following Christ. The people focus for Secret Church 20 will be announced at a later date.
Churches around North America host simulcasts of Secret Church. Once registration opens, you will be able to use this list to find a church near you to participate in the Secret Church simulcast.