SC17 - April 22, 2017

The Bible is the foundation for faith among followers of Christ in churches around the world. Yet many such Christians never think to ask why this is the case. After all . . .

How did we get this holy book?

Who decided what would and wouldn’t be included in it?

How do we know it’s true? Are there any errors in it?

Is it necessary? Is it sufficient? Is it authoritative for my life?

How can I understand it?

Even as Christians ask and answer such pivotal questions, the culture around us asks even more pressing questions: Isn’t the Bible antiquated and outdated? Isn’t it chauvinistic and offensive? Isn’t it downright deceptive and ultimately dangerous?

During this Secret Church, we will explore answers to critical questions about the Bible in order to discern what place it should (or should not) have in the lives of Christians and the implications those answers have for our lives, our families, and our churches in the culture around us.

  • What is Secret Church?

    Secret Church is a worldwide gathering via simulcast of Christians who desire to pray for the persecuted church and see the Gospel of Jesus Christ move powerfully around the world. 

  • What Should I expect?

    Green Acres hosts Secret Church at the South Campus. We'll have it set up so that you can get comfortable and prepare to dive in to God's Word in depth! We'll have light snacks and water throughout the break times, and each participant will receive a Secret Church workbook. The live-stream conference will be shown in the GABC South worship center. There will be some times set aside for special prayer focuses for the persecuted church. We will have breaks throughout the event.

  • Registration

    Secret Church is a free event! You will receive a study guide, pen, drinks & snacks.

    If you would like to have a boxed lunch from Chic-Fil-A, including a sandwich, chips, and cookie, the cost is $6.

    Registration will open on March 27th. You can register by clicking this link.

  • Time & Location

    Secret Church will be on Saturday, April 22 from 9AM to 4PM. Green Acres' Secret Church Gathering will be in the Green Acres South Campus Worship Center located at 1010 CR 137, Flint, TX 75762. Check out our Connect page for more specific directions.

    *Please note, all official SC17 promotional materials state that it occurs on April 21st. We are showing the event the day after on a delay, so our's WILL BE on April 22nd.

A Global Gospel in a World of Religions

This was the Secret Church 2016 study, as well as part of our Fall Wednesday Evening Bible Study in 2016.

A multiplicity of religions exists in the world, all claiming to hold the truth (or at least some truth) about who we are, how we got here, what we’re doing, and where we’re going. Billions of people believe in Christianity, while others embrace Islam. Some are Hindu and others are Buddhist. Amidst it all, many are atheist, or at the very least agnostic.

So how are we to think and what are we to do in this massive marketplace of religious ideas?

Is there one right way to believe or are there many right ways to believe?

Is there one right way to live or are there many right ways to live?

Specifically, how does the gospel of Christ compare and contrast with other world religions?

And if we believe this gospel, then how should we share it specifically with people of other faiths?

For that matter, why would we share it specifically with people of other faiths?

If you would like to go through this study on your own, we still have some copies of the Study Guide available free of charge. Simply email Campus Pastor, Dustin Slaton, and he will get you a copy.