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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


"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: 'Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”  Revelation 7:9 

The ministries of National Convocation, NAPAD, and Obra Hispana will come together to listen, learn, and worship in a unique experience, the 2022 Experience, with the theme It’s Real! under the scripture of Revelations 7:9-17.  The 2022 Experience will be held July 20-23 on the TCU campus in Fort Worth, Texas. 

Each of these ministries traditionally meets in a biennial celebration, and in 2022, this traditional meeting model will be suspended as these ministries come together in a joint special experience that calls us to gather in one joint event.


Therefore, we solicit your prayers and support. The 2022 Experience, It's Real is not about an event, but about the way we are transformed in relationship and as the Church along the way, from the planning process to the event, and to whatever comes after. 

Visit www.2022ITSREAL.org to learn more or send us an email at itsreal@disciples.org.