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 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
Pension Fund President’s Reception Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM Hilton Downtown Des Moines Cloud Ballroom A
Central Rocky Mountain Region Saturday, July 20 8:45-10:00 PM IEC 308
Christian Theological Seminary

President’s Reception

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
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 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

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!