Creating communities of compassion and care.

The National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is dedicated to accompanying and partnering with health and social service projects and ministries. We accomplish this by focusing on three key areas:


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Organizational Development

NBA accompanies entrepreneurs in the growth, impact, and sustainability of innovative faith-rooted social enterprises. To established ministries we offer support such as coaching, executive search consulting, accounting, and networking opportunities. >> Learn More

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Leadership Development

NBA offers peer learning groups, continuing education, mental health and wellness tools, and other resources to strengthen Disciples leaders such as clergy, chaplains, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, nonprofit administrators, and young adults committed to justice work. >> Learn More

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Community Engagement

Every service, program, and resource offered by NBA is rooted in compassion, healing, and justice for all of humanity. Our vision is to inspire and invite people of faith into activism and advocacy for communities that are often overlooked and underserved. >> Learn More


The NBA, our partners, and grantees are located across the U.S. and Canada

We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we operate and are dedicated to expanding our impact through continued growth. Use the map to find out more about where we work.

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Serving as the health and social services general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

National Benevolent Association (NBA) collaborates with Disciples leaders, congregations, regions, and with health and social service organizations to strengthen and transform communities through compassion, healing, and justice.

The NBA provides education, companionship, inspiration, and resources for organizational and leadership development for health and social service ministries. All of our work with partners is grounded in our historic mission of justice and advocacy.

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January 15, 2024

2024 Incubate Partner Applications

NBA Incubate Partners receive up to four years of professional consultants, learning opportunities, peer support, and grant funding. See if...

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February 5, 2024

Apply for the 2024-2026 Black Women’s Leadership Experience

Black women ages 23-30 may apply for the Black Women’s Leadership Experience, a 2-year residential experience from July 2024 to...

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February 21, 2024

Apply for a Spring 2024 Mission & Ministry Grant

Grant funding for projects serving older adults and for educating youth and young adults. Applications are open through Wednesday, March...

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March 12, 2024

NBA at the 2024 Black Ministers Retreat

The NBA is so glad to be joining Disciples Home Mission for its annual Black Ministers Retreat. Get to know...

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