News re: Mental Health Initiative, XPLOR, and more!
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Angela Whitenhill

Expanding the Mental Health Initiative

The Mental Health Initiative (MHI), a shared effort between NBA and DHM, expands to include the Mental Health Affinity Group, resources and educational support, clergy and chaplain care programming, a regional pilot program, and other collaborative partnerships. Angela Whitenhill comes on board full-time as the new Mental Health Initiative Manager. 
Read more about the Mental Health Initiative >>

NBA Incubate Webinar: Communications Plans

Comm Plan Webinar
In this webinar on February 15, we’ll explore best practices for effective storytelling and building a strategic, integrated communications plan that works for your ministry. Read the accompanying resource (part 1, part 2) as preparation before the webinar! Register here >>

Apply Now! NBA XPLOR
Extended Deadline: Feb. 17

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Young adults ages 21-30 explore the intersections of the life of faith and the work of justice. There are only a few days left to apply for the 2017-18 Residency. Learn more through our videos, blogs, and additional info!

"Being in this program has changed and challenged me. I’m slowly becoming the person I know God has always meant for me to be." - Cody Bailey, 2016-17 XPLOR Resident in Tucson-Marana, AZ

Marketing & Development Peer Group Launches

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"'Where there is no vision, the people perish.' And where there is no story, the people are lost." NBA and DHM have called together storytellers from Disciples-related health and social service ministries into a new Marketing/Development Peer Group. Learn more >> 

NBA @ General Assembly - See You There! 

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Make plans to connect with NBA at the 2017 General Assembly, July 8-12 in Indianapolis! NBA staff, trustees, and Disciples-related health and social service ministries will be active in the exhibit hall, business sessions, worship, learning tracks and workshops, after-session receptions, and more. Stay tuned for details! Learn more and save-the date here>>
Updates from your Disciples-Related
Health and Social Service Ministries!
Patchwork Central shares its latest eNewsletter and is collecting toiletries for guests who use the community shower there. (Evansville, IN)

SHARE (Sharing Hands, A Respite Experience) is offering several spring events for families of children with special needs. (Midland, TX)

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond hosts its first annual "Reveal" dinner on March 24,
 sharing transformation in the organization and in the lives of returning citizens over the past year. (Louisville, KY)

Florida Christian Center offers a variety of wellness activities (like 'beach' volleyball!) for its elder residents, honoring body, mind, and spirit. (Jacksonville, FL)

Youth from Tennyson Center for Children have been creating art for the CEO and recently took a field trip to cook with a local caterer. (Denver, CO)
Upcoming Events
Get Involved

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

Learn about the NBA Incubate Initiative. More info >>

View the directory of Disciples health/social service ministries. 
More info >>
This month's Disciples-related Special Offering supports Week of Compassion, the relief, refugee, and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada.

Learn more about Week of Compassion and how you can support the February 19 and 26 offerings. >>

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