What is RPIC?
The Reformed Presbyterian International Conference (RPIC) is a six-day “family reunion” held every four years. Church family members come from places as far away as Africa, Australia, Cyprus, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, and perhaps East Asia and the Middle East. More than 2,000 people of all ages enjoy fellowship focused on the Word of God, the Psalms, and prayer.
There are events for all ages: workshops, seminars, classes, social events, a talent show, and ample free time. It is a golden opportunity for the young people of the church to learn how the Lord is moving among their peers throughout the world.
This year’s conference is planned for Tuesday, July 28th through Monday, August 3rd in Marion, Indiana, USA. Lord-willing, Rev. Warren Peel, minister of Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland, will be speaking on “Glorifying God in Babylon.” For more information and to register, go to rpic2020.org.
Not Cancelled Yet!
We need your help! As you are aware, there is some chance that this year’s RP International Conference will need to be cancelled. Thankfully, Indiana Wesleyan University is not ready at this time to cancel summer conferences on their campus. We are waiting to see if God grants us more clarity before we make a decision.
New Registration Deadline
We currently have about 1,000 registrants and are hoping for at least 1,000 more. However, many folks are wondering whether or not to register and make a deposit.
The Leadership Team has decided to continue taking registrations but to allow folks to delay paying the registration deposit until we are ready to make a firm decision about the conference. We are closing registration on Friday, May 15 and will decide what to do about the conference at that point.
How You Can Help
Not only would we have to decide that it was medically safe to hold the conference, we would also need to know that we have a sufficient number of conferees for the conference to be economically viable. It would really help us if folks who are at all wanting to come would make sure to register by Friday, May 15th, so that we have good information to help us decide the way forward.
Please pray that registrations will continue and we will have the opportunity to celebrate together this summer.
Bruce Backensto and Sam Spear, RPIC 2020 Program Directors
(Photos are all from RPIC 2016; to see more, go to rpic2020.org.)