Worship with thousands of Disciples? Check. Education across a wide range of interests? Check. Opportunities to get connected to the many ways we are Church together? Check. All this and more is part of the General Assembly of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) taking place in Des Moines, IA, this summer, July 20-24. Your registration covers the regular workshops and exhibit hall access. Children and youth alike have structured activities and there are local missions to participate in as well. You can get ready for the event with eight Bible studies that focus on the theme text of the 2019 General Assembly.
If you have already registered for GA and would like to adjust you registration to add meals or change education choices, you can re-enter the registration system with your code and make those adjustments.
MissionFest! applications are still being accepted from congregational leaders. Fore more information about MissionFest! or to fill out an application, click here.
For housing options, visit https://ga.disciples.org/housing/ The Upper Midwest region in matching up General Assembly participants with alternative lodging stays via their website. Please Contact the regional office directly with any questions.
The PSWR is proud to present three leaders at the 2019 General Assembly! Ruben Del Pilar will be one of the preachers, Belva Brown Jordan will be Moderator Elect and Bill Bailey will be the Parliamentarian.
If you have already registered, you may not be aware of two Sunday workshops and one on Monday that were recently opened. On Sunday, Transgender 101 and Trans People, Human Stories will be offered consecutively. On Sunday, Refugee Simulation will be offered, followed by a Q&A session with Disciples Home Missions Refugee and Immigration Ministry. On Monday in the second session, The State of Engagement in Your Church, a workshop on church management software by Blackbaud will be offered. For more information about educational workshops, click here.
Young Adults (ages 18-35) will have an opportunity to have some guided conversations on tough topics during the General Assembly. For conversation topics, click here.
On July 22, the Region will be hosting a Reception at 8:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Room location is to be determined. Find the complete Reception Schedule here.
Disciples Public Presence and other justice organizations in the Church are organizing an action at the Iowa state capitol on Wednesday, June 24, around noon. Boxed lunches are available for purchase. For more details about this event, click here.
For more information about General Assembly 2019, visit https://ga.disciples.org