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2020 NCT Conference Cancelled

Greetings,

 

Our team has been praying, discussing with our speakers and considering all of the options, and are sad to share that we have decided to cancel the 2020 NCT Conference. While there was much to consider, we wanted to share several key factors that brought us to this decision.

The biggest challenge is that we don’t have clarity as to when gatherings of large groups may be allowed. Given the phased re-opening plan that was released by the state of California, and the current trajectory of our state regarding the Shelter-in-Place and social distancing mandates, we believe that the wisest decision is to cancel.

A conference of this size and scope takes months of planning, so even if large gatherings were to be allowed in the Fall, we would not have ample time to coordinate the many details, especially with the restrictions of a “physically distanced” conference. When you consider the size of our workshops, the meals and snacks we love to provide, and the fact that the NorthCreek church campus may be under construction, making space even more limited, it just doesn’t seem feasible (and may not even be legal).

Many of you may be wondering if we will do some sort of online conference, and the answer to that is no. We believe the strength of NCT is the fact that churches gather together to receive training and return motivated and excited to care for their own, not merely to disseminate content. However, if you’re looking for content to view online and don’t know where to start, check out ACBC’s website. Additionally, we have many audio resources from previous NCT Conferences to check out. If you are working toward ACBC certification and need fundamentals training this year, please contact us at nct@northcreek.org.

For those of you who have already registered for the 2020 Conference, we will be refunding your registration fee within the coming weeks. In most cases we will be able to refund directly back to your credit card. Those who registered more than 60 days ago, will receive a check in the mail as soon as we can process them.

Planning for the 2021 NCT is already underway, so we’ll make you aware of dates and details as soon as we are able. Until then, let’s remember to put our hope in God, not in relief from our current circumstances. That’s what we tell our counselees, right? May God give us the strength to apply our own counsel!

In Christ,

Jeremy Pray
Pastor of Biblical Counseling