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Going through the Bible with someone can be challenging.  But in your struggle with this, know that a) you’re not alone, and b) the payoff is worth it.  Getting to know God through His Word takes work, and that’s a good thing… it’s how He’s designed it to be.

Secret Church is one tool that you can use to do just that.  It’ll push you to dive deep into God’s Word, fuel good conversations, and equip you to teach others in the future.  Below is a post from the Secret Church blog.  Check it out, and if you want some more info, visit the site.

Secret Church Tickets & Discounted Simulcast Registration

The next Secret Church Gathering is quickly approaching! We will be gathering together on Good Friday, March 29 at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, AL from 6:00pm until midnight (central). Pastor David Platt will be teaching on “Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World.”

There are two ways you can join us—either by traveling to Birmingham and joining us in person or by hosting a group in your home or church to join us via simulcast.

Early Bird Registration for the Simulcast

Register by Friday, January 18 to take advantage of discounted Early Bird registration rates.

  • The simulcast is easy to host from your home or church. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.
  • Pricing is determined by the number of expected participants and is divided into four pricing tiers.
  • The cost includes your simulcast license, 150+ page study guides, promotional materials, and technical support.

Visit the Secret Church simulcast site for more information or to register.

Secret Church Tickets (for the Live Gathering at The Church at Brook Hills)

Tickets for the next Secret Church will go on sale Monday, January 14 at 9:00am (central).

  • A ticket is required to reserve your seat for the live gathering at The Church at Brook Hills.
  • Tickets are $5 each and include your study guide for the evening.
  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Tickets typically sell out within a few minutes, so be sure to get online at 9:00am sharp.
  • Also, seating is limited. Please only purchase the number of tickets you know you will need.
  • Tickets will be available on the Secret Church website. The link to purchase tickets on this page will be active at 9:00am on January 14.

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See if this describes you:

You made a commitment during the Multiply Gathering to disciple someone in the coming year. You had good intentions. You felt convicted. And you really wanted to reach out to that person with the truth of Christ. But now you’re spinning your wheels.

Things have come up, and it’s been harder to initiate that conversation than you thought. So you’re thinking about rethinking your initial commitment. Discipling someone may not be in the cards for you. After all, who are you to disciple someone else when you don’t have it all together?

If that’s you, let me offer a word of encouragement—you’re most certainly not alone. Satan can discourage us, our schedules can overwhelm us, and the fear of man can intimidate us, but none of these things should stop us from sharing the gospel and pouring our lives into others for the sake of Christ. Remember, as a follower of Christ, you have the Spirit of God inside you to apply the Word of God in the lives of others. Therefore…

Pick up the phone. Send that email. Walk across the room. Go get coffee. Initiate that conversation, all the while trusting that the Lord is working behind the scenes in your relationships. You may get rejected, and that’s ok. You’re not called to manufacture results; you’re called to share the truth and the love of God. You may even be surprised to learn that the Lord has been working in the other person’s heart to prepare them for this very purpose.

By the way, if you haven’t already, you can still commit to making disciples in the coming year and let us know about it by going here. We’d love to pray for you and encourage you with emails and videos from David, Francis, and the Multiply team.

Also, we’d love to hear what questions you might have as you have started, or tried to start, a discipling relationship. Just leave your question in the “Comments” section. We may not get to everyone’s question, but we’d like to address some of the difficulties that people are having.

Don’t be discouraged. Seek the Lord in prayer, then step out in faith.

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