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2017 Workshops and Resources from General Assembly

Participants in the Justice and Transformational Leadership & Innovation Learning Tracks had the opportunity to engage with several Disciples health and social service ministries and NBA staff in workshops at the 2017 General Assembly. Presenters from NBA’s Mental Health Initiative, Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group, and Incubate Initiative offered workshops on faith-rooted organizing; mass incarceration and solitary confinement; breaking the stigma of mental illness in the church; loving your congregational neighbors; introducing innovation into congregations; discerning the call between starting a church or nonprofit; and more.

If you missed General Assembly or a specific workshop, several of these presentations will be made available here. Check back often, as we will be adding resources to this list in the coming days and weeks! 

Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear

Featuring Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Specialist for the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group and Executive Director of Mission Behind Bars and Beyond, NBA Incubate Affiliate Ministry; and Rev. Héctor J. Hernández, Convener of the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group

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Mass Incarceration and a Call to End Solitary Confinement: How the Church Can Respond

Featuring Rev. Dean Bucalos, Mission Specialist for the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group and Executive Director of Mission Behind Bars and Beyond, NBA Incubate Affiliate Ministry; Johnny Perez, Mental Health Re-Entry Advocate for the Urban Justice Center's Mental Health Project and Presenter for the National Religious Campaign Against Torture; and Rev. Héctor J. Hernández, Convener of the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group. This is a follow-up to GA-1525, A Call to End Solitary Confinement, an Item for Reflection and Research from the 2015 General Assembly.

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