Peace Officers For Christ – Mt. Hermon Couple’s Conference

For the past year or so, I’ve been involved in an organization that focuses on bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to fellow officers.  The Northern California Chapter of Peace Officers for Christ International has been rebuilding over the past year and we are moving toward big things in conjunction with the incredible folks over at KLOVE.  I’ll have more on that in the future.

For now, however, I’m happy to announce a couple’s retreat at Mt. Hermon in the Santa Cruz mountains on April 27 -29, 2012.  This retreat is geared specifically toward law enforcement and their spouses to bring a fantastic weekend of teaching, worship, recreation, seminars and lifecoaching.

You can check out the details regarding cost and some of the speakers at Mt. Hermon’s website as well as some of the fun activities available including zip lining, rock climbing walls, game room, and swimming.  POFCI wants to invite you to come relax and recharge with your spouse in a beautiful surrounding.

And just as a reminder to all on both sides of the law, I give you Romans 13:3-5.

3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong. 5 So you must submit to them, not only to avoid punishment, but also to keep a clear conscience.

 

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7 thoughts on “Peace Officers For Christ – Mt. Hermon Couple’s Conference

  1. While I respect your beliefs, though I do not share them, I’ve noticed that your posts have had more to do with the religion lately than professional encounters. I became a fan of the blog because of those encounters, which both amused me and and gave me insight into the other side of the LEO world (that is, the side I am not on). Will the tide turn the other way again any time soon?

    • Just got the new policy today. Reviewing and (hopefully) meeting with the appropriate powers-that-be soon to determine what (if anything) I can continue to post.

  2. As long as the writer of the blog takes precautions to avoid identifying him/her/self and their organization, I don’t understand why the higher ups are even poking their noses into this, and it seems it’s happening with police blogs all over the country. You’re not writing as an official representative on their behalf, these are your words and thoughts. Those departments need to recognize with these limits they are placing on their officers, it gives the general public an impression that they are only concerned with making themselves look good at the expense of the foot soldiers. It’s censorship, without question.

    That aside, do you find that many police officers are religious? My father was a minister, and I don’t recall that we had any police in his congregation. Though they might have all been affiliated with the local cathedral.

    • With regard to your last question, I’d say there are more than you’d think…but less than I’d like. 😉

      It is a challenge to be both. When you find yourself mired in the sins of the world, it’s difficult at best to remind yourself of many of the principles in which you believe. As it happens, I have found quite a few cops in the church I attend. I find it comforting.

      • I would imagine that in any profession that sees the horrors of the human condition, a certain need to believe in a beautiful and meaningful afterlife would be almost necessary. Christianity certainly provides the most cleanly defined and fluffy view, as well as the deep-seated belief in one’s own rightness. Other religions may be more open minded, but with an open mind comes doubt that someone dealing with tragic scenery may not be able to afford.

        Please understand that I don’t mean this to be a negative judgment. I’m happy whenever anyone finds a spiritual outlook that brings joy and peace to his life.