Will the real Secret Church please stand up. They are! God may use the Secret Church movement started by Pastor David Platt to spark a New Great Awakening. Secret Church along with other ministries that call attention of American Christians to the plight of persecuted Christians in other countries are gaining attention. American Christianity is marked by low expectations, declining churches, egocentric focus, consumerism, and worship wars over style. Persecuted Christians in other nations do not struggle with such issues. They often worship in cellars, frequently have to change locations, and quietly worship with no instruments or singing so as to avoid attention of authorities. They often gather from sunrise to sunset to glean God’s truth from a few pages torn out of a Bible since a few pages are easier to conceal than a signature Bible. Join the movement! (For more information on the persecuted church go to Voice of Martyrs.)
THE NEW GREAT AWAKENING
God is up to something transformational when he inspires Christian leaders from various places with a similar idea that makes or grows disciples.
A FOCUS ON THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Is your church consumer-driven or disciple-making driven?
BENEFITS OF A SECRET CHURCH OR SIMILAR EVENT
- Gets people into reading and studying the Bible.
- The host church becomes a center of Bible teaching in the community.
- Evangelism…it will win some to Christ.
- It will get the people busy inviting others to attend since it is something new.
- It deepens the spiritual faith of the people.
- It deepens the spiritual roots of the people so they are firmly planted.
- It leads people to pray for the persecuted church around the world.
- It leads people to appreciate their freedom to worship.
- It may lead to a greater commitment of the people.
- God may use Secret Church and other discipleship worship events to spark a new Great Awakening.
Dr. Tom Cocklereece is CEO of RENOVA Coaching and Consulting, LLC
Author “Simple Discipleship,” contributing writer L2L Blogazine
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