The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching and ministering among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own family, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives.
The plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters also explains why prayer for the persecuted church is a major part of every Secret Church gathering. We remember those who cannot meet openly, asking God to sustain their faith, to change the hearts and the actions of their persecutors, and to use their witness for the spread of the gospel.
The next Secret Church livestream is Friday, April 29, 2022. We will share more details as they become available.
Anyone can participate in the Secret Church livestream; however, you must register in advance to do so. (Registration for Secret Church 22 will open in late fall 2021.) All you need in order to join us is a computer/device and an internet connection. We encourage you to gather with your church, small group, friends, or family to participate.
Yes! The Secret Church livestream is a web-based broadcast and can be viewed in your church, home, school, workplace, or anywhere in the world.
Yes. You can delay the start of the livestream if the published time does not work for your group. This option may be particularly helpful for groups in Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones (as well as other locations around the world). You will have access to the livestream through May 31, so you can replay the video any time during that period.
You can send your Secret Church offering through our website by credit card, or you can mail a check to us at the address below. If you choose to send a check, please note “SC21 offering” in the memo line and make your check out to “Radical.” (Please do not send cash.)
Attn: Secret Church
PO Box 380602
Birmingham, AL 35238
You may contact our Secret Church team by filling out the Contact Form on our website or by calling our office at 205.547.2777.