Prayer, Fasting & The Pursuit of God

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We were created to know and enjoy God, and to depend on Him for our every need. Sadly, though, we often look to the things of this world to satisfy us, and we are constantly tempted to rely on ourselves rather than on God's wisdom and power. 

In Secret Church 19, we'll see that all of Scripture invites us to pursue God, and we'll see how crucial the role of prayer and fasting is in this pursuit. Beginning in Genesis and moving all the way through Revelation, David Platt shows us that God has designed prayer and fasting not only to meet our daily needs but more importantly so that we might find greater intimacy and satisfaction in Him. We'll also see the critical role of prayer and fasting in carrying out the mission Christ gave to His church—to make disciples of all nations.

Other questions covered in this study include . . .

  • How does prayer work?
  • What does biblical fasting look like?
  • Why pray if God knows what I need and what will happen in the future?
  • What do I do when it feels like I'm praying into thin air?
  • How do I know what God is leading me to do with my life?

God has designed prayer and fasting for His glory and for our good. So let your life be an all-consuming quest to know, enjoy, worship, and love Him.


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

SC19 FAQ's

  • When is SC19?

    Secret Church 2019 takes place on April 26, 2019 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 SC19 Cost?

    Secret Church 2019 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 SC19 hosted?

    SC19 is hosted locally at Green Acres Baptist Church South Campus at 1010 CR 137, Flint, TX 75762.

  • 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?

    You must register and pay online. Register by clicking the "Register" box. Registration is open through April 25th.