The National Benevolent Association (NBA) serves as the health and social services general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Our beginnings as a ministry of outreach and care and our historic foundations as an organization are grounded in the Disciples of Christ denomination.
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is a mainline Protestant denomination with a heritage of compassion and care for all people. A distinctive and historical factor is that we are the oldest denomination founded in the United States. The denomination counts around 700,000 members in the United States and Canada in 3,700 congregations. Our current General Minister and President is Rev. Teresa Hord Owens.
We recognize and honor that NBA’s mission and ministries are generously supported by the Disciples Mission Fund (DMF) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). With the generosity of individuals and local congregations, the vision of creating communities of compassion and care is made real, relevant, and lasting.
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