The 20th Biennial Convocation of the North American Pacific/Asian Disciples was held August 8-11 in Portland. Rev. Chung Seong Kim was elected to a six-year term as executive pastor at the event. Our own Rev. Young Gee Noh and his family of World Mission Christian Church were able to attend, having received a Leadership Development Grant from the Rickman Legacy Fund. He shares his account of the Convocation:
Having returned from 20th Biennial NAPAD Convocation in Portland, I am writing to express my deep appreciation for the Mid-America Clergy Leadership Development Grants Committee that helped my family to attend NAPAD Convocation in 2018.
From 20th NAPAD Convocation, I can see more spiritual growth and change in my faith walk with Christ on a week Convocation. I was impressed on concentrated several day of Keynote Session & Discussion with Rev. Dr. Seong Hyun Park, worship, prayer, confession and fellowship with brother and sister in Christ. This is my first NAPAD Convocation, but I felt that I renew my faith walk and I am not alone; I have so many brother and sister who can encourage me; share their own faith experience with me that would inspire and empower me.