There are all kinds of things to do throughout the General Assembly – even after worship ends! You will have lots of opportunities to connect with other Disciples from around the world – here are just a few options.
|Title of Event||Date||Time||Location|
|The Escape Room|
Sign up at the Disciples Church Extension Fund booth.
|Saturday, July 20-Tuesday, July 23||Open during exhibit hall open hours and aftersession timeslots||IEC Board Room 4|
|Capital Area Regional Reception||Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC Memorial Hall Prefunction|
|Lexington Theological Seminary||Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 306/307|
|NAPAD Gathering||Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 310|
|Youth Ice Cream Social||Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 320|
|Friends in Recovery, an Open 12-Step Program Meeting|
Open 12 Step Meeting for those in recovery, friends or family who support those in recovery, or anyone who needs or wants some support during General Assembly.
|Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 402|
|Central Rocky Mountain Region||Saturday, July 20||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 308|
|Christian Theological Seminary|
|Sunday, July 21||8:45-10:00 PM||Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A|
|Disciples Home Missions||Sunday, July 21||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC Ballroom Grand Ballroom B|
|Christian Church in the Southwest||Sunday, July 21||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 309-310|
|Who Wants to Be the Smartest Disciple? A Trivia Night to Benefit the National Benevolent Association|
During a trivia night, a master of ceremonies reads questions split into various categories or rounds, answered by teams ranging from 2-8 people each. Your team fee will be a direct contribution to the ministries of NBA! Trivia will consist of general knowledge, with a special round focused on Disciples and NBA trivia – and with prizes available! Learn more and register: nbacares.org/trivia
|Sunday, July 21||8:45-10:00 PM||River Center,|
340 SW 3rd Street
|Phillips Theological Seminary President’s Reception||Sunday, July 21||8:45-10:30 PM||Hilton Downtown, Cloud Ballrom C|
|Chalice Press Books and Hymns||Sunday, July 21||9:00-10:30 PM||Buzzard Billy’s, 615 3rd Street|
|Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance Open & Affirming Aftersession|
Come join us as we celebrate the Open & Affirming Ministry Program and our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. This is your chance to connect with those who are working to increase O&A ministry in our church and in our regions and to learn more about our Regional Open & Affirming Ministry Teams. All are welcome! (#AllMeansAll)
|Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 307|
|Disciples Women||Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC Grand Ballroom A|
|Mid-America Region||Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 309-310|
|Reconciliation Ministry: Conversation with David Anderson Hooker||Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||Hilton Elements|
|Pacific Southwest Regional Reception||Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 308|
|Young Adult Mixer||Monday, July 22||8:45-10:00 PM||WFA – The Fort (upper level)|
|Obra Hispana||Tuesday, July 23||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 305|
|SERF Gathering||Tuesday, July 23||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 306|
|Youth After Session||Tuesday, July 23||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 319-320|
|The Design at 100|
hosted by the Governance Committee of the General Board
This after-session offers an opportunity to share reflections on The Design. The sharing will be led by two past General Minister and Presidents, Rev. Dr. Sharon E. Watkins and Rev. Dr. Richard Hamm. After they have shared views they have come to form about the document in light of their leadership experiences, the floor will be open for general conversation. The conversation will be moderated by Moderator-Elect Rev. Belva Brown Jordan.
|Tuesday, July 23||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 308|
|Global Ministries Reception||Tuesday, July 23||8:45-10:00 PM||IEC 303-304|
|StoryHour – FAIL: Stories of getting it all wrong, and how it’ll (mostly) be all right|
Join Rebecca Anderson and Yvonne Gilmore on Tuesday night, July 23, for the third GA StoryHour, hosted by DDH-UC, DDH-Vandy, and Week of Compassion. This year: FAIL. We’re telling and hearing stories about times when we got it all wrong, and how it’ll (mostly) be all right. From middle school awkwardness to grown up sized mistakes, stories of dropping the ball and messing up.
|Tuesday, July 23||9:15 – 11:00 PM||Des Moines Social Club, 900 Mulberry Street|
Most of these events are free, and some may require registration. All locations are in the convention center, unless noted otherwise.
The Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance will host offsite safe space gatherings:
- “Queer People of Color”
- “Queer Clergy & Seminarians”
as well as a post-worship social gathering for transgender people. Please contact Alliance Q (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or visit the Alliance Q booth for scheduling details!