New NBA Impact Report, XPLOR application, and more!

NBA Releases New
Ministry Impact Report

In the following pages of this NBA Impact Report, we share and celebrate the transformative health and social service ministry being done across the life of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Thank you to all who have given your support to Disciples health and social service ministries. For those who are only beginning to hear of these ministries, we invite you to engage in the transformative mission happening all across the life of our Church!

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Accepting Applications for the 2016-17 XPLOR Residency

Early Decision Deadline: Dec. 4
Cornerstone Deadline: Jan. 15
Extended Deadline: Feb. 19

NBA XPLOR is committed to cultivating a diverse population for our 2016-17 cohort of 25+ Residents. You may know a young adult who would be interested in the XPLOR experience. An ideal applicant is any young adult (21-30 years old), with an open heart and open mind, who is ready to ask, what did God create my soul to do?

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St. Louis-Area Summit:
Video and Resources

Find new materials and videos on the St. Louis-Area Disciples Summit on Racial Justice resource page:
Summit Overview (or click image above)
School-to-Prison Pipeline
The Work of Reconciliation 
"Only Whites Can Fix White Racism"
"The Day I Became a Protestor"
Communion Poetry + Prayer

More resources >>

Social Entrepreneurs Reflect on Leadership Academy

"I look forward to more help to come as I continue the relationships that have been fostered by my time at the Leadership Academy."
~Rev. Andy Goebel, St. Johns Community Church, Portland, OR
"Our experiment has been generative. Our discernment has been a faith-filled journey. Thanks to the NBA, we are ready to jump with God!" ~Rev. Jonathan Hall, First Christian Church, Ventura CA

Mental Health Sunday: 
Worship Resources

Many people and their families are affected by mental illness in our congregations. And yet, no one talks about it. Sadly, many are left feeling alone in their struggle. It is important that church leaders speak up about mental illness and recovery so people know it is okay to talk about it and ask for help when they have problems.
More from Rev. Mary Alice Do >>

NBA Leaders Share Worship Resources for Advent Season

As we celebrate the advent season this year, various NBA leaders are sharing advent worship resources. Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren, mission specialist for NBA XPLOR, shares a Call to Worship Litany, Affirmation of Faith, and Communion Meditation.
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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
7pm CST / 8pm EST
Register Now >>
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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