Secret Church 24

The Book of Ruth

April 19, 5:00pm - April 20, 2024 12:30am

Secret Church 24 will take place on April 19th at GABC in Room 120 (College Room). We will begin with a meal together at 5pm, and the livestream will begin promptly at 6pm. The cost will be $20 each which includes dinner, snacks, drinks, a guided Scripture journal, and the cost of the livestream. Be prepared to stay until around 12:30am. WHAT TO EXPECT: Study - Take a 6 hour deep dive to study God’s epic tale of redemption in the story of Ruth. It’s a story that reminds us that each of our lives–no matter how ordinary they may sometimes seem and no matter how difficult they may sometimes be–is indeed a part of a plan much larger than ourselves and much more thrilling than we could ever imagine. Pray - This year we will explore the story of the persecuted church in North Korea, considered by many the most hostile-to-Christians country in the world. Together we will pray and support our brothers and sisters in North Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia and other persecuted places. Act - We will be challenged to live on mission–in our neighborhoods and to the nations. WHY RUTH? Ruth has all the elements of a love story. Tragedy. Loss. Despair. Hope. Triumph. Loyalty. Romance. But it’s more than just a love story. It’s a epic story within a story. It’s a story not just about Ruth, but about all of us and a world that’s in need of redemption. And in the end, I can’t wait to show you how your story is a part of this story. ABOUT SECRET CHURCH: Years ago, David Platt taught and ministered among underground Asian house churches where believers were forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their own lives due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own families. Secret Church is an opportunity for us to gather and intensely study the Bible and pray like and for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. Radical’s Secret Church is a unique, one-night event that happens annually. Encouraged by our persecuted brothers’ and sisters’ example, we will meet for nearly 6 hours for intense study of God’s Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted.