Secret Church 2024: The Book of Ruth

Why Ruth?

Ruth has all the elements of a love story. Tragedy. Loss. Despair. Hope. Triumph. Loyalty. Romance. But it’s more than just a love story. It’s a epic story within a story. It’s a story not just about Ruth, but about all of us and a world that’s in need of redemption. And in the end, I can’t wait to show you how your story is a part of this story.



April 19 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Stream Online from Anywhere

Featuring David Platt

What to Expect

STUDY: Take a 6 hour deep dive to study God’s epic tale of redemption in the story of Ruth. It’s a story that reminds us that each of our lives–no matter how ordinary they may sometimes seem and no matter how difficult they may sometimes be–is indeed a part of a plan much larger than ourselves and much more thrilling than we could ever imagine.

PRAY: This year we will explore the story of the persecuted church in North Korea, considered by many the most hostile-to-Christians country in the world. Together we will pray and support our brothers and sisters in North Korea, Cambodia, Indonesia and other persecuted places.

ACT: We will be challenged to live on mission–in our neighborhoods and to the nations.


Register by April 7 to receive a printed Guided Scripture Journal, designed for you to make the most out of the Bible Study.

*Available to US addresses only


Years ago, David Platt taught and ministered among underground Asian house churches where believers were forced to gather in secret, sometimes at the risk of their own lives due to hostility from the government, from the surrounding community, and even from their own families. Secret Church is an opportunity for us to gather and intensely study the Bible and pray like and for our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.

Radical’s Secret Church is a unique, one-night event that happens annually.

Encouraged by our persecuted brothers’ and sisters’ example, we will meet for nearly 6 hours for intense study of God’s Word and passionate prayer for the persecuted.


Available through March 20
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Available through April 19
2 Pack
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25 Pack
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Anyone can register to participate in Secret Church. Individuals are welcome to purchase single tickets, though we do encourage group registration whenever possible. 


Yes! In fact we highly encourage churches and small groups to join us for Secret Church together as a group. You can find promotional posters, cards, and social media assets to help spread the word in your local area.

Yes! We also have a 200 and 500 pack for large groups.

Yes! The Secret Church stream is a web-based broadcast and can be viewed in your church, home, school, workplace, or anywhere in the world that has a strong internet connection.

Yes! You can delay the start of the stream if the start time does not work for your group. Since we start at 7:00 pm EDT (GMT-4), this option is often helpful for groups in Mountain and Pacific time zones. You will have access to the stream through May 19, so you can replay the video sessions at any time during that period.

You can find session media, study guide downloads, discussion questions, and more from past Secret Church events on our Secret Church archive page.

1. Make sure to register so that you can get access to the video steam.

2. Once you register we will send you a free printed copy* as well as a digital copy of the Guided Scripture Journal.

3. Make sure to have a stable internet connection.

4. Bring plenty of pens and highlighters.

If you’ve done Secret Church before, you’ll notice that the Study Guide this year is different. We’re calling it a Guided Scripture Journal. It’s designed less around filling in blanks (although there are some of them), but more for you to take notes in the actual text of the Bible as we walk through it. Our hope is that you will mark up the text and take all kinds of notes as God speaks to you through His Word.

We have intentionally designed this event to be experienced all over the world, across every time zone. All the details of the event, including how we film and produce it, are designed with the goal of gathering the body of Christ together for concentrated study of the Word. We encourage you to gather physically with people around you, as you join with thousands of others around the world, on April 19 via the online stream.

Send us an email and our team will work to get an answer to your question.