That's according to a news release from Disciple-Making International (DMI), which explained that Secret Church began four years ago with two main purposes in mind. The goals were to worship through intensive study of the Word, and to identify with and pray for persecuted Christians around the world.
Over the years, the news release stated, Secret Church has grown in popularity "as participants are drawn to its simplicity and the profound study of the Word." Tickets are now sold at a small cost to help reserve seating. The ticket price also covers the study guide provided at each gathering.
According to the news release, tickets for Secret Church have sold out very quickly. In an attempt to open up Secret Church to more participants, DMI decided to try a simulcast to enable churches and small groups to participate. With the help of LifeWay, the first simulcast on Good Friday was a huge success.
David Platt, author and pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, uses the Biblical model of multiplying the gospel by sharing the love of Christ, showing the life of Christ and teaching the Word of Christ in all nations.