As a Church, we are blessed to have the expertise of health providers and social service partners providing direct care in communities every day. As the Disciples general ministry for health and social services, the NBA commits to empowering all to learn, collaborate, and grow stronger together. We invite you to explore the following informational reports and other resources and materials dealing with topics spanning our general mission of health and social service ministry.
GRANT FUNDING | APPLICATION
(Launching 6/29/17) NBA is now offering a new Mission and Ministry Grant Program to support Disciples congregations and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth across the life of the church.
Learn more about supporting general ministries through Disciples Mission Fund, and find materials and resources available for your congregation's Special Day Offering for Easter. The National Benevolent Association and our fellow general ministries are grateful for your support!Learn More
On December 14, 2012, the community of Newtown, Connecticut, experienced tremendous tragedy following a violent shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school. David Lundeen, NBA Vice President of Mission and Ministry, reflects on important questions following this violent and sorrowful situation.Learn More
Children's Disaster Services (CDS) and its trained and certified volunteers provide care for children and families following disasters. The CDS 27-hour overnight workshops provide required training for volunteers who wish to serve in the program.Learn More
Dr. Leah Gunning Francis, Associate Dean of Contextual Education at Eden Theological Seminary, spoke at the NBA on June 4, 2015. She describes her upcoming book, Faith and Ferguson: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community, as a collection of stories and emergent issues that she hopes will spur conversation that translates into strategic action. Regarding her experiences and learnings with the clergy and activists related to Ferguson and the fight for racial justice, Gunning Francis encourages us to “awaken our senses” to the situation and environment around us.Learn More
EDUCATION AND TRAINING | PDF
"We Disciples are called People of the Table. What we eat, how we eat, where we eat, and feeding others should be central to how we live out our faith." Rev. Carol Devine, minister of Green Chalice, shared this presentation with the 2015-16 NBA XPLOR Residents in August 2015.Learn More