NBA Social Entrepreneurship Program

The NBA incubates new ministries, empowering Disciples-led health and social service projects to focus on their growth, strengthen their impact, and work toward sustainability.

2021 SENT Cohort

The SENT Cohort was created to enhance relationship, support, and provide education for social entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their new social service organizations. The cohort members attended the SENT Seminar in September 2020 and demonstrated an interest and willingness to work with NBA’s social enterprise team on a deeper level over the following year.

Amber Mattingly, Sacred Flow

Sacred Flow exists to heal trauma that affects the mind, body and spirit offering tools to develop self-compassion, a sense of solidarity, and active engagement. Watch Amber’s Pitch

Amie Vanderford, Project LEAST

Project LEAST (Love Everyone As Self Training) is focused on teaching prosocial skills to youth so they can develop healthier emotional and relational ways to better operate in community.

Andre Brown, A Soul Cleansing

“A Soul Cleansing" is a documentary highlighting the stories of LGBTQAI folk who have endured the Black Church's use of Christian theology to dismiss their faith, life and love.  Watch Andre’s Pitch

Constance Folsom, Dreamkeepers

Dreamkeepers Coalition is a community organization committed to promoting unity and empowering communities by providing youth and family workshops and programs. Watch Constance’s Pitch

Delesslyn Kennebrew, Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast: Clergy Renewal Program

The Clergy Renewal program of the Morning Glory Bed & Breakfast is an attempt to solve the problem of clergy burnout in pastors who serve in congregations of less than 100 people and have no budget for vacation. Watch Delesslyn’s Pitch

Loren Richmond, Resonate Media

Resonate Media seeks to help marginalized persons amplify their voices via podcasting and other media enterprises. Watch Loren’s Pitch

Managerrie Winston, Keep It Together: Social Emotional Learning Project

The Keep It Together Foundation provides “The KIT” a set of social emotional learning tools to serve the mind, bodies and souls of underprivileged youth breaking boundaries, barriers and rewriting the cycle of generational trauma. Watch Managerrie’s Pitch

Yolanda Norton, Global Arts & Theology Experience: Beyoncé Mass

The Global Arts and Theology Experience will use womanist theology, visual and performing arts as mechanisms to encourage spiritual and emotional healing for Black women and girls. 

Yolanda R, TBD

Launch Your Own Social Service Project

Are you ready to serve your community by growing your own faith-rooted social service organization? Let the NBA Social Entrepreneurship program help you launch your new nonprofit! The Resource section of our website is chock-full of articles, webinars, and expert advice, including the Social Enterprise Resource Bank. Consider attending our annual SENT Seminar, a multi-day educational conference for early-stage organization leaders. For more information about starting your own Disciples-affiliated social service project, contact

Darnell Fennell

Director of Social Entrepreneurship
Ashley Mayhem

Ashley Mayham

Program Coordinator - Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprise Resource Bank

A place for nonprofit staff and social entrepreneurs to find resources to help them build innovative and sustainable health and social services ministries.

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