Secret Church is a unique event. The idea comes from the many people in other countries that cannot freely and openly go to church, read scripture and hear the Gospel. Due to hostility from the government, community and sometimes even family members Christians around the world are forced to gather in secret, in underground churches or in homes, sometimes at the risk of their lives.
While we don't gather in secret, we will have an intense time of Bible study and prayer as we discuss prayer, fasting and the pursuit of God as this year's topic. Come ready to sip from the firehose as David Platt floods us with scripture.
2019 Topic: Prayer, Fasting and the Pursuit of God
We were created to know and enjoy God, and to depend on Him for our every need. Sadly, though, we often look to the things of this world to satisfy us, and we are constantly tempted to rely on ourselves rather than on God's wisdom and power.
In Secret Church 19, we'll see that all of Scripture invites us to pursue God, and we'll see how crucial the role of prayer and fasting is in this pursuit. Beginning in Genesis and moving all the way through Revelation, David Platt shows us that God has designed prayer and fasting not only to meet our daily needs but more importantly so that we might find greater intimacy and satisfaction in Him. We'll also see the critical role of prayer and fasting in carrying out the mission Christ gave to His church—to make disciples of all nations.
Other questions covered in this study include . . .
• How does prayer work?
• What does biblical fasting look like?
• Why pray if God knows what I need and what will happen in the future?
• What do I do when it feels like I'm praying into thin air?
• How do I know what God is leading me to do with my life?
God has designed prayer and fasting for His glory and for our good. So let your life be an all-consuming quest to know, enjoy, worship, and love Him.
Date: Saturday, May 4
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Team Church
To learn more about Secret Church and David Platt, click here.
Ladies, are you hungry for a big faith that is lived out in the things we do and the decisions we make in the practical, mundane of our everyday lives? Do you wonder what it looks like to follow God and live out this faith in our relationships, at our jobs, in conflict, in suffering, with money? Do you desire a faith that can move mountains, but also change your everyday circumstances?
You are invited to attend our annual women's event that is designed just for you. Regardless of your age or life stage, if you are 14 years or older, IF:Gathering is for you.
Here is what you can expect:
• A prayerful, worship-filled gathering of women right here at Team Church.
• A chance to hear authentic, scripture-based teaching from some of the most gifted Bible teachers...and at no cost to you!
• A time to connect with women in your church and city.
• A fresh, kick-start to spiritual growth, and a deeper understanding of who God is and how we can live more fully and completely for Him.
We are going to look at God’s Word to do that in one of the most practical, yet misunderstood, books of the Bible—Proverbs. This book doesn’t show us a set of rules, but a different way to live that is so attractive and so fragrant it flows through our lives, actions, relationships, and work, drawing people to Christ. Together, we are going to discover what it looks like to do these things—not perfectly, but in good faith, trying our best to obey God and His way of living.
• When: Friday, March 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. & Saturday, March 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Times subject to change. While the event has been planned to be attended start to finish, feel free to attend as much of the event as your schedule permits.)
• Where: Team Church
• Who: ALL women ages 14 years and up
• Cost: $0 for admission
• Optional lunch for $13 catered by McAlister's Deli on Saturday, includes choice of Savannah chopped salad or turkey club croissant, along with a side, drink and dessert. (Feel free to bring your own lunch or run out for a quick bite.)
• Snacks provided (gluten-free and vegetarian options available)
• "Better Together" event t-shirts available for $10. Purchase at time of registration and shirts will be distributed during the event. Shirt is a unisex cut.
Registration is now closed! If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact our event coordinator, Paula Richardson, via email.
It's pretty simple. All you need is:
Two hours. Four questions. Six women.
These numbers are based on Acts 2:46, which says “And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.”
We invite you to host your own IF:Table. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or orchestrated. It could be a potluck, takeout, coffee, dessert or breakfast foods.
Keep it simple. Real. Authentic.
Our hope is that as women come together at the table, they are able to be known and get to know others and live out discipleship in an environment that is safe and personal.
Sign up at IFTable.com and on the first of every month, you’ll receive in your inbox (for free):
You don't need special permission to do this. You just need to be willing to gather women around a table for real conversation.
Set a date. Invite five (or more!) ladies. Keep it simple. And see what God has in store….
If you have any questions or need more information, simply email Paula Richardson.
Looking for some inspiration? These are images of actual IF:Tables around the country, as shared on social media.
Registration is open for summer camps!
We will have a blast at Bonclarken Conference Center located in Flat Rock, NC. There is a lake with canoes and paddle-boats, swimming pool, two massive gymnasiums, soccer/football field, zip-line, Gaga Ball, climbing wall, snack shack and great food!
When: Saturday, July 6 - Tuesday, July 9.
Where: Bonclarken Conference Center in Flat Rock, NC.
Who: Kids who have completed 2nd - 5th grade.
Cost: $270 per person ($120 deposit).
Sign up here and reserve your spot today with your deposit.
RELEASE FORMS HERE
If you have any questions email ClintNewton@teamchurch.com
It's time again to sign up for our Summer Camp: Unleash! Students will enjoy a week of connecting with Jesus and the entire Pursuit family as we study God's Word, and of course, have a blast! Zip lines, rock climbing, GAGA, Paintball, Disc Golf, Volleyball, swimming, boating... the list goes on. YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS IT! Registration is open!
When: July 9 - 13, 2019
Where: Beautiful Bonclarken Conference Center campus in the mountains of Flat Rock, NC.
Cost: $325/person ($125 deposit). Our site for camp had to raise prices significantly this year and that is reflected in our cost increase. If you need financial assistance you can contact AJ to fill out a scholarship form! We also offer a multi-child discount for families sending three or more students to camp with us. If you pay for two students to attend, the third registration cost will be discounted to $165.
RELEASE FORMS HERE
We cannot wait to see your student at Unleash 2019! If you have any questions email AJHolt@teamchurch.com
This is special day camp for the younger elementary kids. We meet at the church from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for 3 days of fun and learning.
*When: August 7-9
*Who: rising kindergartners through rising 2nd graders
*Cost: $25 per child.
Sign up online today!
Download CAMP RELEASE FORMS HERE
Ladies, you are invited to gather around a table with other Team Church ladies on Friday, May 11 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Light snacks (not an entire meal) will be served during this IF:Table. No need to bring any food! Just relax and enjoy an evening of diving deep into Christ-centered conversation. The cost is $5 and the location will be announced via email a few days before the event.
What is IF:Table? This is an opportunity to continue our mission of "Doing Life Together." We will share light snacks, discuss questions and practice Acts 2:42:
"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer."
We know life is busy, but we hope you’ll take the time to join us around the table. And invite your friends!