National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Called To Care eNewsletter
August 2021 Edition

Mission & Ministry Grant Applications Open!

NBA’s Mission & Ministry Grants program utilizes purpose-restricted funds to provide grant funding for projects serving older adults and for educating youth and young adults. Applications are open through September 19, 2021.

The NBA Social Entrepreneurship team invites Social Entrepreneurs and Disciples who want to learn more about the world of social enterprise to our virtual SENT Seminar. Participants will experience online education on the importance of impactful work in our communities, as well as lessons on how to plant and grow new faith-rooted social enterprises. SENT Seminar will be held Thurs.–Sat., Sept. 16–18 in our virtual classroom.

Register to attend and hear from over twenty talented minds on topics such as grant writing, fundraising, social media, business plans, and so much more. You can also watch our keynote speakers on Facebook Live:

New NBA Incubate Partner: Whosoever Will Community Assistance Program

Their mission is to reduce food insecurity, increase nutritional value in their Beltsville, MD, community, enhance self-sufficiency, provide health and wellness information, and impart hope. >> Learn More

Love Passionately, Hold Lightly: Words to Shape a Vocation

On a weekday in 1992, I sat in chapel listening to Dr. Susan Nelson preach. The words “a faithful way to walk in this world is to love passionately and hold lightly,” settled into my spirit. >> Read More

Reflections from NBA Partner All Peoples on Attending the White Co-Conspirators Summit

"It was important for me to hear that to be actively engaged in this work, I will have to give up something, some of my power and privilege. You can’t achieve equity without giving something up, that was the takeaway for me." >> Read More

Honoring the Life of Rev. Dr. Suzanne Webb

CCF, CUIM, and NBA mourn the loss of Rev. Dr. Suzanne Webb, on Friday, August 13, 2021. Rev. Dr. Webb honored our ministries with her dedicated service, and we are deeply saddened at this loss. >> Read More

Apply for NBA’s 2022 Social Entrepreneurship Cohort

Each year NBA selects a cohort of new faith-rooted social entrepreneurs to be a part of a community of support and growth.  This 12-month journey will begin with our inaugural SENT Seminar, which introduces our social entrepreneurs to their cohort of innovative leaders and will provide them with a tailored curriculum to help launch their projects. Over 12 months, our group will also participate in three webinar-style learnings and a self-care-centered retreat. Throughout this process, our cohort will be provided with specialized coaching to help support and strengthen their social enterprise.

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

NBA President & CEO Mark D. Anderson

In January 2011, Mark D. Anderson came to NBA as the new President & CEO. Joining the staff during a time of transition, he knew that he’d need to come in ready to listen and learn from the leaders and partners in the organization, and that’s exactly what he did. Now, 10 years later, Mark has answered 10 questions about what this ministry has meant to him, how he plans to celebrate this milestone, and his hopes for the next 10 years and beyond.
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