National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Called To Care eNewsletter
September 2021 Edition

Webinar: Grieving Well—Addressing Grief and Depression For Clergy and Ministers

Wednesday, October 20, 1pm ET / 10am PT

Join NBA’s Mental Health & Wellness Director Joselyn Spence and NBA’s Interim XPLOR/Young Adult Leadership Coordinator Rev. Rae Karim as they talk through grief strategies for clergy. During this webinar, we will explore the foundations of grief: what we grieve, how we grieve, and the ways we can grieve well. We will also explore best practices for grief support.

Coping with Trauma in the Wake of the 9/11 Anniversary

There has been a significant amount of loss and disruption to our lives, which naturally can give rise to symptoms of trauma, grief, and depression. Many of us do not feel safe and have not for a long time. During this time, it is important to understand and normalize trauma responses. >> Read More

Focusing on the Future: An Update on NBA XPLOR

This year offers a time of new challenges and new opportunities for young adults, congregational partners, and social service partners. NBA XPLOR seeks to discern the ways in which we can create equitable, faith-rooted, community-transforming, vocational deepening experiences. >> Read More

Gary Zimmerman to Retire After 34 Years of Service with NBA

Gary Zimmerman will retire from his role as the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and Vice President of Administration at the National Benevolent Association. “Gary has been an invaluable leader at NBA, especially as it relates to the management of resources and ensuring fiscal responsibility,” says NBA President and CEO, Mark D. Anderson. “His level of integrity and accountability are commendable. We look forward to celebrating him in the months to come.” 

A search for a new CFO is underway. Visit our Careers page to learn 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 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. Applications are due October 1!

Changing of the Seasons

As we move from summer to fall, we find ourselves focused on transitions. Whether you are adjusting from warm, sunny weather to cooler days, or adapting your agenda from summer vacation to fall school days, we are all making changes with the seasons. In this season of NBA, we welcome new staff and celebrate fond farewells to those who are retiring. Your generous gifts enable us to continue to create events, education, and programs that sustain, uplift, and empower health and social services across the life of the church, no matter the season.

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