Thursday, March 1, 2012

Secret Church

The Secret Church event on Good Friday, April 6th has become something that I am personally very excited about. I don't typically just share through the SMM Blog/Website but the idea of getting into the Word for 6 hours, learning more about the Almighty God and doing this at the exact same time the underground churches are, is beyond amazing, it is A GOD THING!

So what is the Secret Church. Watch the video... David Platt will tell you all about it (it's only 1 minute)

Where is the Secret Church at? We will be providing a simulcast version at the YMCA Teen Building in Wauchula. There are couches to make it comfortable, kitchen & bathrooms here in this facility. It's located across the street from the Court House on the same block as the YMCA.
There is also one at FBC Avon Park, Bell Shoals Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel in Sarasota.
Check out this site for more locations in other areas.

When is the Secret Church: Good Friday, April 6th from 7pm until 1am

What if I can't stay until 1am? What if I can't come right at 7pm? Come and go as you need. We would like everyone to try and commit for the full 6 hours but understand that with work schedules, children and other obligations this may not be possible. Because it is a simulcast, you won't be "interrupting" anyone. However, please be considerate if you need to come late or leave early and please NO CHILDREN.... The area we will be meeting in, is only one room.

What is the cost? The suggested donation is $10. This will cover your study guide and we will have light snacks & drinks provided. Remember that this is for 6 hours... if you need additional snacks or drinks, feel free to bring them and put them in the fridge.

Who can come? ANYONE!!! Be sure to bring a friend or even invite a stranger... but come ready to study the Word! (To help with planning for the event, please email us if you plan to attend at If you have any questions, call Jamie Davis @ 245-1587)

What can I do until Good Friday? The Secret Church has a blog... read this blog, learn from this blog, stay updated through this blog, pray with this blog, allow God to challenge you through this blog. And don't forget to share with your friends & family!

A little bit more about why the Secret Church.... 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, even in secret. These small groups of Christ-followers often meet for many hours in study, prayer and fellowship, as it is dangerous to travel to "church" and they want to make the most of their time together.

Secret Church is our "house church," where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study--lasting 4-6 hours--and prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters across the globe. 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.

God will use this focused time of study to enrich our knowledge of His Word as we gain understanding of the state of His Church and our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. The objective of Secret Church is for you to pass along what you learn to others, so that you can make disciples of Christ--both locally and globally.

1 comment:

  1. It's sure to be a time of intense Bible study and prayer for the persecuted church in the Horn of Africa.
    Many questions about suffering will be answered through Scripture.