1. I Missed Secret Church! Is There Anyway to Watch It?

    Posted on April 19th, 2014 by Secret Church

    If you missed the live simulcast of Secret Church 14 “The Cross and Everyday Life” on Good Friday we have GOOD NEWS! Full Replay Available for 30 Days The complete replay of the simulcast is available for the next 30 days.  If you registered on or before Good Friday you can go back and watch it again. Didn’t register for the simulcast? If you did not register you can still register on our website ( .  We’ll send you study guides and give you access to the full replay. You’ll be able to watch the entire simulcast (Continue reading…)

  2. Waking, Working, Playing, Talking, & Resting:  Live-Blog Session 4

    In Session 4, the fourth and final session, we covered a number of topics that we don’t usually think of in relation to the gospel: the cross and waking the cross and working the cross and playing the cross and listening, watching, reading, texting, receiving, sending, posting, tweeting, instragramming, blogging, messaging, tumbling, liking, poking, following, unfollowing, emailing, snapping, chatting, vining, networking, and all sorts of othering the cross and resting   The Cross and Waking The first aspect of the cross and waking that Pastor David covered was finding God’s will. He talked about many (Continue reading…)

  3. Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself:  Live-Blog Session 3

    Loving Your Neighbor As Yourself: Live-Blog Session 3

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 by David B.

    In Session 3 Pastor David covered the second great command–Love Your Neighbor as Yourself. Living Every Day to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself This session covers such practical issues as … a husband’s daily approach to his wife a wife’s daily approach to her husband a parent’s daily approach to children a single’s daily approach to others A Christian’s daily approach to other Christians A Christian’s daily approach to non-Christians Pastor David began by reminding us to be aware of God’s work in the lives of others around us, even as the Son of God (Continue reading…)

  4. A Gospel Approach to Everyday Life:  Live-Blog Session 2

    A Gospel Approach to Everyday Life: Live-Blog Session 2

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 by David B.

    After looking at a gospel framework for understanding everyday life, we now turn in Session 2 to how the gospel helps us in approaching everyday life. The two greatest commands in Scripture–love God and love your neighbor (Mark 12:28-31)–will serve as a framework for the rest of the night. These commands help us see how the gospel shapes our approach to the various routines and responsibilities that we’ll talk about tonight. Pastor David broke down the first great command–to love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:33)–into two larger sections. Here’s (Continue reading…)

  5. Gospel Foundations for Everyday Life:  Live-Blog Session 1

    Gospel Foundations for Everyday Life: Live-Blog Session 1

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 by David B.

    Given the theme of Secret Church 14, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” it’s only fitting that the first teaching session began by laying the gospel foundations for understanding everyday life. The quote taken from C.J. Mahaney will serve as a banner for the night, and it begins like this: “The gospel isn’t one class among many that you’ll attend during your life as a Christian–the gospel is the whole building where all the classes take place!” All the truths touched on tonight will be based on the building blocks covered in this session. Pastor David (Continue reading…)

  6. International Day of Prayer for Turkey - TODAY

    International Day of Prayer for Turkey – TODAY

    Posted on April 18th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    As we prepare to learn more about Turkey tonight at Secret Church 14, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” make sure you consult the Hope for Turkey website in the meantime. On it, you can find information about the Kurds, the Turks, the Zaza, and all sorts of cultural/historical facts about Turkey. The hope in all this is to inform your prayers today as well as throughout the month of May, which we are encouraging people to dedicate to focused prayer for the Peoples of Turkey. CLICK HERE to learn how you can pray.

  7. Mandatory Simulcast Test


    Mandatory Simulcast Test

    Posted on April 17th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Please make plans to participate in our mandatory test on April 17 (from 3-9pm Central). Try to carve out between 45 minutes and an hour sometime during our six hour window to make sure you’re good to go for the simulcast on Good Friday . If you can stream video for at least 45 minutes, you should be fine for the simulcast on the 18th. This test is your chance to make sure you know how to login, work through any potential connectivity issues, try out your home or church setup, and ask us any questions you might have. We’ll have (Continue reading…)

  8. Persecution Explained [audio interview]

    Persecution Explained [audio interview]

    Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Callie

    What is persecution?  Why should we care?  How does this affect our lives here and the lives of our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world? As we anticipate Secret Church 14 this week, hear how we think about persecution here and begin to explore how this matters as faithful followers of Christ.  Below is an interview with Jonathan B., Pastor of Global Disciple-Making at The Church at Brook Hills, on the topic of persecution. As we learn more about what persecution truly is … may it drive us to faithfully pray for our brothers and sisters who (Continue reading…)

  9. The Zaza

    The Zaza

    Posted on April 16th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    In the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing a wide range of information about the  Secret Church 14  prayer focus, the Peoples of Turkey. The following blog post can be read in its entirety at the prayer focus website, . One of the largest Unreached Unengaged People Groups left in Turkey is the Zaza people. There are close to 3 million Zaza living in Turkey.  The Zaza are related to the Kurds, but a distinct Persian/Mede people group.  They are split into two categories, The Northern Zaza and the Southern Zaza. The Southern Zaza of Turkey have a population (Continue reading…)

  10. 10 Insider Tips for Simulcast Hosts


    10 Insider Tips for Simulcast Hosts

    Posted on April 15th, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Good Friday is nearly upon us, and in preparation for Secret Church this Friday evening, we thought we’d offer up some insider tips for those of you hosting a simulcast. In no particular order… Schedule:  We’ve got an updated (albeit, flexible) itinerary for the night to give you idea of what’s ahead. Be sure to log into your account up to an hour early to ensure everything is connected and working well. And make the most of the breaks by grabbing snacks, refilling your coffee cup, and using the restroom; they are long enough to accommodate (Continue reading…)