God, Government, & The Gospel

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"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 20 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 the 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.


We spend time diving deep into the Word of God to hear what he is speaking to us and to grow our dependence and hunger for Scripture.


We devote time in prayer for our brothers and sisters across the globe who are facing persecution and for those who still have not heard the Gospel.


We respond to what we've heard by giving for the sake of the persecuted and unreached around the world.

Why Secret Church?

The idea behind Secret Church comes from time David Platt spent teaching and ministering among underground Asian house-churches. Due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own family, many of our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world are forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their lives.


The plight of our persecuted brothers and sisters also explains why prayer for the persecuted church is a major part of every Secret Church gathering. We remember those who cannot meet openly, asking God to sustain their faith, to change the hearts and the actions of their persecutors, and to use their witness for the spread of the gospel.

What You need to know

SC20 FAQ's

  • When is SC20?

    Secret Church 2020 takes place on April 24, 2020 from 6:00PM to 12:00AM.

    Snacks and drinks will be served, but dinner is not. You are welcome to bring dinner with you to eat as we begin the simulcast.

  • What does SC20 Cost?

    Secret Church 2020 costs $10. This pays for your the simulcast, book, and snacks for the evening. 

    An offering is taken up at the event, of which 100% is sent to Secret Church for ministry overseas.

  • Where is SC20 hosted?

    SC20 is hosted locally at Green Acres Baptist Church South Campus at 1010 CR 137, Flint, TX 75762. Click here for directions.

  • Do You have Childcare?

    Unfortunately, for this event, we do not have childcare. As Secret Church interest grows, we hope to be able to offer this in the future.

  • How do I register?

    Register by clicking here. This will provide you with a book for the study, and light snacks. Registration will be open until April 13th.