Archive for the ‘Secret Church Event’ Category

  1. Amy's SC14 simulcast group

    SC 14 Stories: Amy’s Unlikely Gathering

    Posted on April 23rd, 2014 by Jonathan L.

    Over the next couple of months, we’ll be sharing some encouraging stories from this past Secret Church simulcast . The hope in this is that you will be uplifted as you are reminded of the continual work of Christ in our everyday lives. If you have a story to share, you can do so HERE . We’d love to hear from you. Like many, Amy hosted a Secret Church 14 simulcast on Good Friday. However, the group of people that gathered in her home were probably unlike most. While (I think it’d be fair to assume) the majority of (Continue reading…)

  2. Book Recommendations from Secret Church 14


    Book Recommendations from Secret Church 14

    Posted on April 22nd, 2014 by David B.

    Here’s Pastor David’s list of recommended resources  from  Secret Church 14 . These books can be a great way to dig deeper into some of the topics discussed during our recent simulcast. Since this year’s topic, “The Cross and Everyday Life,” covers a whole host of issues, we’ve listed these resources by category. On the Gospel-Centered Life … J.I. Packer,  Knowing God John Piper,  Desiring God A.W. Tozer,  The Pursuit of God On the Gospel and Life … J.D. Greear,  Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary C.J. Mahaney,  Living the Cross-Centered Life John Stott,  The Cross of Christ On Sanctification … Jerry Brides,  The Pursuit of Holiness Jerry Bridges,  The Discipline of Grace Kevin DeYoung,  The Hole in our Holiness Kevin DeYoung,  Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God’s Will J.P. Moreland,  Love God with All Your Mind David Platt,  Follow Me On Spiritual Disciplines … D.A. Carson, For the (Continue reading…)

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    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. You can also purchase additional study guides in our online store   starting Tuesday, April 22 (no matter what package you purchased). If you’d like to host another gathering, feel free! Just order more study guides. Didn’t register for the (Continue reading…)

  4. 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…)

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

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    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…)

  6. 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…)

  7. 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…)

  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. 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…)

  10. Ann Voskamp & Sophie Hudson on The Cross and Everyday Life: Part 2

    Ann Voskamp and Sophie Hudson recently sat down with Pastor David and his wife, Heather, to talk about a number of topics surrounding this year’s Secret Church topic, “ The Cross and Everyday Life .”  Ann is the author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are and she blogs at “ A Holy Experience .” Sophie is the author of A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of Bacon and she blogs over at “ BooMama .” Ann and Sophie each bring a unique perspective to this discussion in their respective roles as wife, mother, author, and blogger. Yesterday we posted our interview with Ann about Secret Church and how the gospel impacts everyday life. Today we put Sophie on the hot-seat. Sophie (Continue reading…)