FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017

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.



The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .

  • How did we get this holy book?
  • Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?
  • How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?
  • Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?
  • How can I understand it?

Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions:  Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated?  Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?

During this SECRET CHURCH, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.
Faith Reformed Church will simulcast SECRET CHURCH, Friday, April 21, 5:30-11:30PM.  Registration is $10, which includes the 150+ page Study Guide.  Register by Sunday, April 2, to receive your Study Guide in time.  Registration forms are available at our Information Center.  You may contact the Church Office at 920-668-6867 or Your registration form and payment must be received by April 2.
Invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers to this significant exploration into Scripture!
Don’t miss this opportunity to fall in love with God and His Word once again!