After much prayer and discussion, we have decided to cancel the annual conference scheduled for Wednesday, June 30, through Sunday, July 4, 2021. Also, we do not plan to hold an online conference. But instead, we will upload the messages related to our theme, “Our Eyes are on you.” to Youtube at the end of June 2021.
The reason why we decided not to hold the conference either in person or online this year is as follows:
- There is still much uncertainty around COVID-19, the vaccine, etc. Even though vaccinated, the directions thus far appear to involve wearing masks, distancing, etc., when gathering in groups.
- The IWU facilities still require social distancing. Given one of our primary goals is to foster and enjoy fellowship with believers from throughout the US and Canada, this would be very difficult to accomplish with these rules in place.
- Given that Canada’s vaccine distribution is progressing well behind the US schedule, the possibility of any believers from Canada attending will be difficult. Also, there are travel restrictions still in place between Canada and the US.
- We decided to forgo an online conference due to the difficulty of enjoying fellowship when so many are on an online meeting. Many assemblies and ministries are also uploading excellent messages and conducting online meetings that the Saints can enjoy.
Please continue to pray for the IBF ministry. We pray that if the Lord’s coming tarries, we can meet in person at Indiana Wesleyan University on Wednesday, June 29 through Sunday, July 3, 2022.
Yours in Christ,