July 29 @ 9:00 am – August 1 @ 9:00 pm EDT
This four-day event will encourage Disciples who gather online and in person to celebrate the way that God’s expansive love connects each of us as “kin” and to part of the larger Kindom of God. Join us for worship, workshops, Bible study, opportunities to explore Louisville, mission, and the sacred work of the church for children, youth and adults across the life of the church.
The theme for the 2023 General Assembly is “Kindom of God Within Us, Among Us.” The theme is based on three scriptures: Luke 17:20-21, Genesis 11:1-9, and 2 Peter 1:3.
“Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.”
“Kindom of God Within Us, Among Us”
This is a call for Disciples to strengthen their relationship to God both individually and communally through an expansive in-person and digital gathering of the church in Louisville. The past two years, we have had to be separated but we have also innovated new ways or God’s limitless love to be revealed in our church, our communities and around the world. God’s limitless imagination holds so many possibilities for our church
Our context is a Post-Christendom, global pandemic recovering world. Therefore, we have to look into the quality and not the quantity when it comes to making new disciples and establishing new congregations. Through the collaboration of New Church Ministry, OGMP, and the College of Regional Ministers came a framework to lead us into the “Next Normal.” Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez will present the DisciplesNEXT Framework that will demonstrate on how our Church will start new faith communities to be a “Movement for Wholeness” in a Pandemic Informed World.
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada