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
Pray for the Unreached
During Secret Church 20 and for the entire month of May, we will focus our prayers on the unreached, that is, people groups with little or no access to the gospel. Approximately 7,000 people groups across the globe still fit this description, which means that there is an urgent need for the church to pray for and to engage these people groups with the gospel. Because Christ commanded His disciples to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19), and because His gospel is the only hope of salvation for sinners, we are praying that workers would be sent to the remaining unreached peoples and places to proclaim the good news, all to the glory of God. Join us during Secret Church 20 as we pray for the unreached.
Churches around North America host simulcasts of Secret Church and welcome guests from the community to join them. We provide a list of these churches so you can find one near you and participate in Secret Church with other believers. Click HERE for our Church Host list.