FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019
5:45pm – Midnight

When we think of “church” in America, we think of going to meet at a building, singing, praying, and hearing a message from a pastor or teacher.  But in many places around the world, “church” meets in a home, an apartment, and sometimes even in secret.  Many times there are just a few believers who know and follow Christ.  These small groups of Christ-followers often meet for many hours in study, prayer, and fellowship.  Sometimes they face great difficulties to meet together.  In some places it may even be dangerous to gather as a church to worship, pray, and study the Word.  So when they come together, they want to make the most of their time together.SECRET CHURCH, led by David Platt, author of Radical, is a version of “house church” where we meet for an intense time of Bible study—lasting 6+ hours—including a time of prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who still have not heard the gospel.  This is not for the uncommitted or faint at heart.  But if you desire to know God more deeply through His Word and know His church more fully around the world, then please join us for SECRET CHURCH. Our prayer is that God will use this focused time of study and prayer to enrich our knowledge of His Word. We pray that we also would gain understanding of the state of His church and our brothers and sisters around the world who face many difficulties—and even persecution—as they follow Christ.

The objective of SECRET CHURCH is not just to come and learn for one night, but also to take what we’ve learned and pass it along to others.  We also want to recognize the great need to pray and come alongside our brothers and sisters who live in places around the world where there is little to no gospel witness or where the gospel is met with resistance.  We want to use what we’ve learned during this gathering to make disciples of Christ—both locally and globally.


Prayer, Fasting, and the Pursuit of God

Our culture is constantly telling us that we can achieve anything we set our mind to. Sadly, many followers of Christ and many churches have adopted this self-sufficient mindset, relying on their own wisdom and abilities instead of relying on God. But what if we were never intended to be self-sufficient? And what if God has designed us so that our greatest satisfaction is found as we depend on Him fully for everything we need?

In Secret Church 19 we’ll take an in-depth look at the Bible’s teaching on prayer and fasting. We’ll see that our inabilities and weaknesses are the very place where God’s meets us with His strength and sufficiency. We’ll also see that faithfulness to the mission of Christ requires depending on the Spirit of Christ. Through prayer and fasting, we demonstrate our need for God’s power and our desire for His glory.

Faith Reformed Church will simulcast SECRET CHURCH, Friday, April 26, 5:45PM-12:00AM.  Registration is $10, which includes the simulcast, Study Guide, and refreshments.  Register by Sunday, April 7, to receive your Study Guide in time.
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to this significant exploration into the Gospel!
Don’t miss this opportunity to fall in love with God and His Word once again!