Secret Church events include six hours of in-depth Bible teaching and prayer for the persecuted church led by Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., and author of The New York Times bestseller Radical.
Churches, small groups and individuals around the world will participate in the November simulcast entitled "Family, Marriage, Sex and the Gospel." LifeWay Christian Resources will simulcast Secret Church in partnership with Disciple-Making International and The Church at Brook Hills.
Secret Church was born from Platt's experiences teaching in underground house churches throughout Asia. There, Platt experienced how Christians met in secret at great risk to their lives in order to study the Bible. This awareness sparked the desire to see that same urgency and hunger for biblical teaching in his own church.
After the first few meetings at The Church at Brook Hills, word spread about the "secret meetings" and attendance grew. A reservation system was put in place to accommodate the thousands expressing interest in attendance. Tickets for the live Secret Church gatherings have sold out in a matter of minutes.
On Good Friday in April this year, approximately 50,000 people from 1,300 churches and small groups participated in the first LifeWay simulcast to hear Platt teach on "Crucifixion, Salvation and the Glory of God." It was simulcast into 42 states and 11 countries.
Learn more about November's simulcast at http://www.lifeway.com/n/Product-Family/Secret-Church-Simulcast-with-David-Platt
Compiled by staff of LifeWay Christian Resources.
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