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Join us in celebrating 130 years of ministry!
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Commemorating 130 Years of Ministry!

The legacy and history of the National Benevolent Association is filled with the healing care and faithful commitment to service by many “clouds of witnesses.”
In 2017, we are blessed and humbled to celebrate 130 years of health and social service ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)! We invite you to join us - explore our new Living History microsite, share your own stories and memories, and connect with us at special events throughout this milestone year!
Explore NBA's 130 years of ministry >>

Reflections from NBA Incubate SENT Seminar

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Hear from emerging health and social service ministries across the church, who participated in the NBA Incubate SENT Seminar for social entrepreneurs last September:

NBA Prison & Jail Ministries: Gospel of Community

Rev. Hector Hernandez
"Todos estos ministerios viven y dan vida al Evangelio de Comunidad, un Evangelio de vida abundante, esperanza y salvación, cuya misma existencia denuncia los sistemas opresivos en los cuales estos se desenvuelven." 
"These ministries are as diverse as the people who carry them out; however, they are all ministries living out the Gospel of community, a Gospel of abundant life, hope, and salvation, that only their very existence denounces the oppressive systems in which they work."
More from Rev. Héctor J. Hernández >>

Young Adult Residents Share the NBA XPLOR Experience

Hiram-Mantua XPLOR
"No matter how much research you do, nothing can prepare you for the journey that is XPLOR." - Hannah Ryder, 2016-17 XPLOR Resident in North Hollywood, CA

NBA XPLOR is not a single story! Hear more from Hannah, Claude, Caleb, Lauren, Benton, Eliud, CodyAbby and William!

Read NBA XPLOR stories >>

Mental Health Webinar: Creating Safe Boundaries

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 
1:00pm EST, Live Webinar on Zoom

This webinar will explore some of the misconceptions about serving people with severe mental illness; discuss realities of safety in becoming a welcoming church; and highlight ways clergy, religious leaders and congregations can incorporate the proper practices, assessments, and boundaries necessary to ensure your place of worship is truly welcoming and safe for ALL. Register here >>
Updates from your Disciples-Related
Health and Social Service Ministries!
 
Woodhaven shares stories from people who are changing the face of ability - hear from Steve and John, who collected supplies for Ronald McDonald House; employee of the month Nikki; and volunteer Nathalie(Columbia, MO)

SquareOne Villages releases its new Tiny House Village Toolbox,
a comprehensive set of resources for planning, developing, and managing a tiny house village, in response to homelessness and lack of affordable housing. (Eugene, OR)

All Peoples Community Center is offering free tax preparation through May. (Los Angeles, CA)

Find timely and relevant Lenten devotional series from Refugee and Immigration Ministries and Prison Congregations of America

Disciples Immigration Legal Counsel shares legal updates and a new resource page with materials in English and Spanish.

A new Reconciliation Ministry Coordinator position is opening, shared between the Indiana Region and the general church.
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Your gifts to Disciples Mission Fund through the Easter Special Offering support general ministries, including the NBA! This funding helps support our collaborative mission work with Disciples-related health and social service ministries across the church.

Thanks for all you do to
create communities of compassion and care!


Find NBA resources for the Easter Special Offering >>

Give online to Disciples Mission Fund >>
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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 >>
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