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Introducing the Social Enterprise Resource Bank!

Maintained by the NBA Incubate Initiative, this page addresses FAQs for those establishing and operating Disciples-related health and social services ministries, and offers information to promote both healthy organizations and healthy leaders.

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NBA XPLOR Accepting Applications for 2017-18

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Interested young adults ages 21-30 can now apply online for the 2017-18 Residency. Pastors should be receiving a mail packet with FAQs and promotional materials to share with your congregations. Application deadlines are:
  • Dec. 5, 2016 (early)
  • Jan. 17, 2017 (cornerstone)
  • Feb. 15, 2017 (extended)

NBA Prison & Jail Ministries News and Advocacy

Rev. Dean Bucalos, mission specialist for NBA Prison and Jail Ministries, shares ways Disciples can get involved in issues related to incarceration:
  • Watch "13th," Ava DuVernay's new documentary film about the criminalization of Black people in the United States. Study guide forthcoming.
  • Join NRCAT in speaking out against the torture of solitary confinement. (See Resolution GA 1525 to learn more.)
  • Consider social enterprise supporting the well-being of people who have been incarcerated, in recovery, and/or involved in gangs.

Mental Health Blog: Self-Care Strategies on a Budget 

"Living with chronic depression, anxiety, or other mental illness can feel like a full-time job. Daily coping can feel like a burden. However, there are a number of things you can do to help ease this burden a bit and even find moments of pleasure on the most difficult days. There are many stimulating and fun self-care activities that we can do right in our own neighborhoods for little or no money."
--Rev. Gabe Pfefer, pastor of Bethany Christian Church in Fort Worth,TX.


NBA Incubate Webinar: Facebook for Social Enterprise

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Join us on November 22 for this webinar helping health and social service ministry nonprofits and social enterprises improve their use of and presence on Facebook. This workshop is free and intended for CC(DOC)/UCC leaders and entrepreneurs in health and social service ministry. 

Hosted by the NBA Incubate Initiative and facilitated by LaShaundra McCarty of 3C: Creative Communications & Consulting. 
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We're Hiring: NBA Director of Development
Application Deadline: December 2, 2016
Working with the VP of Development and Marketing and staff of the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the Director of Development conceives and implements strategies designed to help realize the NBA’s philanthropic goals through such vehicles as annual fundraising, major gifts, endowed and legacy gifts, grants and foundations, and an overall comprehensive development strategy.
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Upcoming Events

2017 General Assembly
July 8-12, 2017 * Indianapolis, IN

Registration is now open! 

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