What is Secret Church?
The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives. Platt was shocked to discover how desperately they hungered for God's Word, sitting on dirt floors for hours on end to grow in theological training. Nothing could stop their hunger for God's Word.
While we aren't persecuted for gathering, we nonetheless are unable to meet together right now. So it's the perfect time for Secret Church. Imagine if we could grow in our knowledge and love of God and His Word in this season. That's our hope!
Once you sign up (below), you will receive an email with a link to a more detailed schedule and all the resources you will need for each 2-week course. These resources include videos (approx. 1.5 to 2 hours per week) and a Study Guide for those 2-weeks.
At the end of each 2-week course, there will be a group Zoom meeting to dialogue about our learning; links to these Zoom meetings will be posted in the detailed schedule.
(You can take one two-week course or take them all)
What's the schedule?
Secret Church 1: Survey of the Old Testament
+ May 18 - 24: Parts 1 & 2
+ May 25 - 31: Parts 3 & 4
+ May 31 (7.30pm): Online Dialogue via Zoom, led by Pastor Matt Shantz
Secret Church 2: Survey of the New Testament
+ June 1 - 7: Parts 1 & 2
+ June 8 - 14: Parts 3 & 4
+ June 14 (7.30pm): Online Dialogue via Zoom, led by Pastor Ron van Akker
Secret Church 17: Scripture and Authority in an Age of Skepticism
+ June 15 - 21: Parts 1 - 4
+ June 22 - 28: Parts 5 - 8
+ June 28 (7.30pm): Online Dialogue via Zoom, led by Jonathan Neufeld
Where do I sign up?
By clicking the button below.
Upon registering, you will be sent a confirmation email which will contain a link to a page with all the resources you will need.