The next Secret Church gathering will be held on Friday, April 24, 2019 and Twickenham will once again be a host site. The simulcast will start at 6:00 pm and conclude around midnight. The live gathering, taught by teacher and author David Platt, and will take place at McLean Bible Church in Washington, DC, and Twickenham will join by simulcast with many others from around the world.
This Year's Topic: 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 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.
If you are interested in attending, please email Steve Crigger to ensure we order enough study guides for the event.