Why is it canceled?
Hello Brothers and Sisters,
This is a difficult message to write, and believe me, I’ve gone round and round on this. After consulting with Michael Hill and a few pastors in the region, we have decided it is best to postpone EngageGCI for a year.
There are a number of factors leading to this decision:
- A number of members are out of work due to the economic shutdown of our nation. Others may be losing jobs in the near future.
- We have no idea which Coronavirus guidelines would still be in place. We simply can’t attempt to practice social distancing at EngageGCI. Especially in our hospitality rooms. Being together, playing games, sharing stories – fellowshipping – is one of our greatest blessings. The guidelines would make this much more difficult.
- Neither can we imagine having a celebration with all of us wearing masks and avoiding physical contact such as hugging and shaking hands – GCI traditions both.
- Because the hotel needs to know a few months in advance of our numbers, and people are unsure about the future, we needed to let Chula Vista know so they can plan accordingly.
Though we know this is the best decision; it’s not one we wanted to make. Let’s continue to pray for each other, support each other, and ask God to bring this nation to some much needed healing.
US Regional Director
Engage GCI is a worship event, Christian conference, and family retreat all rolled into one, sponsored by Grace Communion International. Focusing on family, friendship, fellowship, and faith, EngageGCI is for all ages and stages of life... Read More
Jason Frantz recently transferred from Living Grace Fellowship in Kansas City, MO, to serve as pastor of the Christ Community Church in Cincinnati, OH. He and his wife, Julie, have three children.