2020 Experience - It's Real! 

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Young Adult

Pre-Event

There will be tons of opportunities for Millenials and Early Generation Z folks to share and connect with the larger Church Body in a way that reflects what it truly means for the Church to be intergenerational; ways that are to be reflected not only in numbers, but also in our desire to transform ourselves anew. 

You will experience a multicultural, multilingual, multigenerational worship that will engage those present in relevant and diverse music, dance, imagery and powerful preaching and more. Every night of worship intentionally integrates cultural and contextual components of the diverse worship styles of the Obra Hispana, NAPAD and the National Convocation.

Wednesday, July 22 - Opening Worship @ 7:00 pm

Thursday, July 23 - Worship Service @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 25 - Closing Worship @ 9:00 am

Bible Lectures

Bible Lectures will be offered Thursday and Friday morning in plenary sessions with two renowned Disciples scholars: Dr. Samuel Pagan and Dr. Frank A. Thomas. 

 

Thursday, July 23 @ 9:00 am

Dr. Frank A. Thomas

Friday, July 24 @ 9:00 am

Dr. Samuel Pagan

Education and Workshops

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT

The 2020 Experience offers workshops that address areas/topics that impact the Obra Hispana, National Convocation and NAPAD communities. These topics include congregational life, faith formation, spiritual practice, and justice issues that impact our world. Workshops will be offered on Thursday and Friday. 

Thursday, July 23 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday, July 23 | 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, July 24 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Young Adult Pre-Event

There has always been this ongoing conversation concerning a misrepresented group in the Church Body as a whole. It’s a conversation that’s not new, it’s been on going. Young Adults for years have been lost in the rubble of church affairs, trying to navigate their way through on their own. And so we are finding ourselves in an age where the gaps of refusing to engage Young Adults and their faith are widening to the point where the Church Structure is really feeling the effects. So as a way of trying to reverse the outcomes of years of work being left undone, we are extending an invitation to ALL who intend to gather for “2020 Experience It’s Real,” to join us at the Pre-Event. 

Wednesday, July 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cultural Night

Cultural night is a magnificent celebration to explore and experience history, culture, and identity through diverse forms of performances. Cultural Night has been a signature event of the biennial NAPAD Convocation. Members of the NAPAD community bring music and dance from across the globe, sharing the joy of both folk and formal performances. Yet, at this historic occasion, 2020 Experience: It’s Real, we invite all members of the National Convocation, NAPAD, and Obra Hispana. Participants can bring any performances such as dances, instruments, choral or solo performances, short skits, and plays. Cultural Night allows our communities to be immersed in the richness of diverse cultures through unique and expressive art forms. On top of that, each community will bring their authentic food and prepare a huge cultural banquet.

Friday, July 24 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Meal & Event Functions

Wednesday | July 22

  • Young Adult Pre-Event

9:00am - 4:00pm​

  • Exhibit Hall Opening Ceremony​

1:00pm ​

  • Opening Worship​ Service

7:00pm​

  • After Sessions ​

9:30pm​

  • ​Children Program ​​

7:00pm - 9:30pm ​

Thursday | July 23

  • Bible Lecture

8:00am - 9:30am​

  • Business Sessions

10:00am - 12:00pm ​

  • Education & Workshops

2:00pm​ - 3:30pm

3:45pm - 5:00pm

  • Worship Service

7:00pm​

  • After Sessions ​

9:30pm​

  • ​Children & Youth Program ​​

8:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm ​

Friday | July 24

  • Bible Lecture

8:00am - 9:30am​

  • Young Adults Emerging Voices

10:00am - 12:00pm ​

  • Education & Workshops

2:00pm​ - 3:30pm

  • Business Sessions

4:30pm - 5:30pm​

  • Cultural Night  ​

7:00pm - 9:30pm​

  • ​Children & Youth Program ​​

8:00am - 12:00pm

2:00pm - 5:00pm ​

Saturday | July 25

  • Fellowship Meetings

8:00am - 9:30am ​

  • Closing Worship Service

9:30am​ - 1:00pm​​