New Mental Health affinity group, racial justice resources, and more!

Work Begins on Mental Health and Congregational Care Affinity Group

The NBA has called together a research and design team tasked with structuring a Mental Health and Congregational Care Affinity Group, with plans to launch in early 2016.
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Webinar: A Call to End
Solitary Confinement: A Conversation with NRCAT

This webinar is the third in a series focused on congregational and general church involvement in prison and jail issues.

"A Call to End Solitary Confinement: A Conversation with NRCAT"
Thursday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. EST
Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Behind Bars & Beyond, NBA Prison & Jail Ministries, and Rev. Laura Markle Downton, National Religious Campaign Against Torture
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NBA Incubate Initiative at Leadership Academy

12 emerging Disciples health and social service ministry projects attended Hope Partnership's Leadership Academy as part of the Social Entrepreneur Cohort offered by the NBA Incubate Initiative. In addition to Hope's programming, this cohort completed sessions in executive coaching, storytelling, fundraising, legal, leadership skills, and visioning. Learn more >>

St. Louis-Area Disciples
Summit on Racial Justice:
Resources and Materials

This summit brought St. Louis-area congregations together to dialogue around issues of racial justice and to equip congregations theologically and emotionally to enter, and sustain, this work. 

Various resources are available from this event, including the participant packet, worship response, and a reading list, with video highlights coming soon.

NBA XPLOR: Latest Stories
and Reflections

Keep up with the latest stories and reflections from NBA XPLOR Residents and Staff!

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong: "The Art of (Re)Discovery"
CJ Dyer: "Naptime"
Sarah Bates-Scott: "Hope is the Thing with Feathers"
Sarah Dowd: "Heading to Hiram"
Kim Guy: "Wandering but Not Lost"

Support the Ministries of the NBA!

Your gift directly supports the NBA's efforts to create communities of compassion and care, such as incubating emerging health and social service ministries, initiating programs like NBA XPLOR, and connecting ministries and individuals through networks like the Disciples Care Exchange and Affinity Groups. 
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Upcoming Events

Prison & Jail Ministries Webinar:
"A Call to End Solitary Confinement: A Conversation with National Religious Campaign Against Torture"

Thursday, November 5, 2015
8:00 p.m. EST
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Get Involved

Get involved with a Disciples health and social service ministry in
your area. Learn more >>

Become part of the Disciples Care Exchange. Learn more >>

Learn about the NBA Incubate Initiative. More info >>
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