UPDATE March 25, 2020 – Secret Church is currently still on! It is a virtual simulcast anyways. They are going to allow us to share the church’s login info with individuals so that you can participate in Secret Church in your own home. We will arrange a way to get your books to you beforehand. Be sure to purchase your ticket soon! We have reduced the ticket price to ONLY $5!
Secret Church 2020 will be April 24th 6pm-12am in the Refuge. Tickets are only $5 and include the simulcast, workbook, food, and coffee.
Secret Church has grown every year that we have held it here at Grand. We hope that you will make plans to attend and get your ticket early. There is the chance that if you wait to get your ticket, we will run out of workbooks and not have time to order any more.
For those who don’t know, Secret Church is an annual event where David Platt, former IMB President and now Pastor at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC, teaches on one topic for the entire evening. During breaks in the teaching, we also learn about a particular unreached people group and pray for them.
Here’s some info on this year’s Secret Church:
God, Government, and the Gospel
“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.