Fridays, 7 p.m.
Our Friday night service is for the young—college students, 20-somethings—and the young at heart—married couples, 30-somethings. Through a meal before the service, immersive music and the radical truths of the Bible, we get to rest in the peace that only Jesus offers.
1601 West Drake
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Everyone parks in the south lot, behind our building.
Before the service, we gather for a meal, coffee and games to help you feel at home.
What to Expect on Fridays
While anyone is welcome to attend, our Friday service is primarily for those with a high-paced and active lifestyle—college students, international students, and single and married professionals. Fort Collins is full of people living very mobile lives, often without strong family ties, yet with a desire for authentic connection in a Christ-anchored community. We aim to support this connection with a relational environment coupled with sermons on topics such as friendship, emotional health, marriage and sexuality, school and career, all while pointing people to the trustworthiness of Jesus as Lord.
There is lots of time on either side of the actual service to get to know others and build relationships. Food and coffee served in a comfortable space, group activities and even sporting events will be available from 5:30 p.m. until the service begins at 7 p.m. The service is an hour long, after which there will be plenty of time to get more coffee, pull out a board game or sit with someone from another country and learn about their culture while they practice English.
We do not offer childcare at our Friday service. Kids may attend, but keep in mind that sermons intended for young adults may not always be appropriate for young ears. Our primary gathering for children is the Sunday morning service, and we invite those of you with young children to make your primary connection there.
Our hope is that if you attend the Friday service, you’d also attend on Sunday, but there is no requirement to do so. Friday sermons will lean toward gospel-centered exploration of relevant issues facing younger generations, and Sundays will generally focus on exposition of specific biblical texts. We hope that Fridays facilitate profound transformation, and that Sundays offer profound deepening.
Secret Church will take the place of our regular Friday night service on Friday, March 29th. The topic is Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World. Join us for a night filled with teaching regarding eternity, intense Bible study and prayer for the nations.
More about Secret Church:
Secret Church began at The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama, based on time Dr. David Platt spent with brothers and sisters in underground Asian house churches. In those contexts, they gather together at the risk of their lives for 8-12 hours at a time simply to pray, worship, and study the Word. It’s simple, raw, dangerous, and satisfying … all at the same time. The leaders at Brook Hills began asking if they could do the same thing and decided to try it. They set up a Friday evening where people could gather from 6pm until midnight for two main purposes: to worship through intensive study of the Word, and to identify with our persecuted brothers and sisters by praying intentionally for them. Simply six hours of straight teaching and prayer. At the first gathering there were about 1,000 people, and after that it began to grow.
Secret Church now takes place with thousands of believers joining together in homes, church buildings, and other locations all around the world. One of Dr. Platt’s favorite sights is to look out across a room packed with people at midnight with their Bibles open just soaking in the Word of God. The objective of Secret Church is not just to come and learn for one night but to take what we’ve learned and pass it along to others. We also want to recognize the great need to pray and come alongside our brothers and sisters who live in places around the world where there is little to no gospel witness or where the gospel is met with resistance. We want to use what we’ve learned during this gathering to make disciples of Christ—both locally and globally.