Sadly we need to announce that the Police Christian Support Network Conference planned for 1st to 3rd April 2022 in Christchurch has been postponed due to the current covid-19 red light status in operation.
We have been assessing this situation for a while wanting to make sure that every opportunity to proceed was considered, however in light of the ongoing uncertainty around the current red light status, it has become clear that continuing with our present plans would mean unacceptable restrictions to our intended format for the event, as well significant uncertainty for those planning travel.
The National Coordinating Group in conjunction with the Christchurch Conference Committee feel that waiting any longer to make a decision is irresponsible in relation to people planning leave and transport (let alone the associated planning for conference).
As such we are sad to advise that the Police Christian Support Network Conference planned for 1st to 3rd April 2022 is POSTPONED.
However….we have been here before and we have seen God’s goodness in using the delays and challenges for great blessings, and so we remain in planning mode and are looking for the best-fit opportunities for running conference along the same lines hopefully later in the year.
Another aspect to the decision to postpone is the effects of the vaccine mandate on a number of staff, including people from the PCSN network. This is a time when we need to genuinely stand with and support each other. This is not a matter of right or wrong decisions, but all staff making decisions on the basis of much consideration and prayer. We know clearly that God is using Christians on both sides of this issue. Our position is not to take sides but to love, support, empower and respect each other. These have been difficult and challenging issues for many and sadly they have caused much division in our nation, workplaces, families and even churches. This is not God’s fruit. It is our responsibility to walk in a spirit of unity and love. So please continue to pray for those effected and for God to bring heal and restoration into our nation and workplaces.
Also please pray for God’s perfect time and direction as we continue planning towards confirming details for the Police Christian Support Network Conference in Christchurch, hopefully later in the year.