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The ministries of National Convocation, Obra Hispana, NAPAD have prayerfully decided to cancel “It’s Real: The 2022 Experience.” Since 2019, we have been planning a one-time in-person gathering for the whole church to experience the diverse theological, multicultural, and multilingual identities, history, and culture of our communities. In care for the health and wholeness of our church, as cases of covid-19 and the omicron variant surge globally, we have discerned that we cannot host the event with excellence and integrity.


We thank God for the care and labor of our respective National and Executive Pastors, our Moderators and Presidents, the local arrangements committee, TCU representatives, institutional sponsors, and supporters of this event over the last four years.


We continue to be encouraged and challenged by Revelation 7:9, and look forward to continuing to work together to safely listen, learn, and worship together online in the future. The good work that the holy spirit began among and between us will take a different form. Stay tuned for the vision that is yet emerging.


Please feel free to reach out to brossy@disciples.org if you have additional questions or concerns. We thank you in advance for your patience during this time of high communications volume with our team.

Rev. Yvonne T. Gilmore

Interim Administrative Secretary 

National Convocation

Rev. Lori Tapia

National Pastor 

Obra Hispana

Rev. Chung Seong Kim

Executive Pastor 

North American Pacific/Asian Disciples