Aftersessions and Receptions

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 Iowa Convention Center
Capital Area Regional Reception Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Lexington Theological Seminary Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
NAPAD Gathering Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Youth Ice Cream Social Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
12-Step Program Meeting Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM
Christian Theological Seminary

President’s Reception

Sunday, July 21 8:45-10:00 PM Hilton Downtown Des Moines
Disciples Home Missions Reception Sunday, July 21 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Christian Church in the Southwest Sunday, July 21 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
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
Chalice Press Books and Hymns Sunday, July 21 9:00-10:30 PM Off-site
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 Iowa Convention Center
Disciples Women Monday, July 22 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Mid-America Region Monday, July 22 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Pacific Southwest Regional Reception Monday, July 22 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
12-Step Program Meeting Monday, July 22 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Obra Hispana Tuesday, July 23 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
SERF Gathering Tuesday, July 23 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center
Youth After Session Tuesday, July 23 8:45-10:00 PM Iowa Convention Center

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 (info@disciplesallianceq.org) and/or visit the Alliance Q booth for scheduling details!