Secret Church 21 will take place on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 7:00pm – 1:00am EDT / 6:00pm – 12:00am CDT. We are excited about the opportunity to join with tens of thousands of people around the world for intense study in God’s Word and prayer for the persecuted church.
Go and make disciples of all nations. A clear command and monumental charge from Jesus. Yet what if, despite our best intentions and sincerest efforts as the church to obey Jesus, we are actually ignoring what He said? At best, what if we have misunderstood Him? And what if much of our efforts are unknowingly keeping millions upon millions of people around the world from eternal life? Further, what if much of our efforts are keeping you and me from experiencing God’s purpose for our lives? Unlike any Secret Church we have ever done, Secret Church 21 is designed to be a ground-breaking journey through God’s Word and around the world that leads to a tectonic shift in the way you view your life, your family, and God’s design for the church. For your eyes will be open not only to a great imbalance that is affecting countless people for eternity, but also to the bold opportunity you have to change it with your time on this earth.
If you need an additional simulcast license or more study guides than you originally purchased, you may reorder by clicking on the “Reorder” button in the top menu in your simulcast account.
Purchase extras by Monday, April 12 to allow ample shipping time before the simulcast. Expedited shipping is also available if needed.
If you are unable to watch (or complete) the livestream on Friday, April 23, you will be have access to the entire livestream through this account through May 31.
Checks should be made out to “Radical” with “SC21 Offering” noted in the memo line. Checks should be mailed to: Radical, PO Box 380602, Birmingham, AL 35238. Please do not send cash. You may also give online.
We will collect an offering during Secret Church. The money collected through the Secret Church offering will be used to fund a project that will be announced at a later date. Please begin praying now about how your church or group might join us in impacting the nations through the Secret Church offering.
Our team at Radical is available to help you as you prepare to participate in the Secret Church livestream. Email us at [email protected] or call us at 205.547.2777. Our regular business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am until 4:30pm CT.
- Reduce the amount of traffic to the internet to free up as much bandwidth as possible for the livestream. If other computers/tablets/phones/users are using your wifi connection, it could result in video buffering.
- Disable screen savers and turn off the hibernation mode so that the livestream feed is not interrupted.
- Turn off unnecessary programs on your computer. These use up storage and can reduce the quality of your livestream feed.
- Your download speed should be consistent and at a speed of 2.2 MBps or greater. Contact your service provider if you need to increase your internet speed. Note: This should be done well in advance of the livestream, as this may take several weeks to resolve.
It is important that you test your complete technical setup prior to Secret Church. Testing will help you feel more prepared and will lessen the chance that you will experience technical difficulties on the evening of the simulcast when you have a room full of people waiting on Secret Church to start.
Testing your complete technical setup means you will test from the location you plan to stream Secret Church, with the exact internet connection, computer, TV, video screens, cables, etc., that you plan to use on the night of Secret Church. If you plan to connect your computer to your television, you may need some additional equipment (for example, an HDMI adapter cable) to enable you to view the livestream on a larger screen. Be sure to have this additional equipment on hand prior to participating in the pre-livestream testing.
Radical will host testing times to enable you to test your technical setup before the livestream on Friday, April 23. It is strongly recommended that you log into your Secret Church account for 45-60 minutes to ensure your setup will work during the event.
“Pre-roll” will begin at 5:30pm EDT / 4:30pm CDT, and the Secret Church livestream will begin at 7:00pm EDT / 6:00pm CDT. Time delay is available if another time works better for your group. The livestream player will be in a format similar to a YouTube or Vimeo video. You can drag the time marker at the bottom of the video screen back to “rewind” to the beginning and start the livestream at whatever time works best for your group. The broadcast can be paused as well if needed.