In the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the ministries of health and social services have been core to our Disciples identity and faith. For us, this tradition has evolved into supporting and partnering with a network of care providers and justice-minded individuals who serve as the “hands and feet of God” in their communities.
Today, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) and Disciples Home Missions (DHM) collaborate to connect and support a network of 40+ Disciples-related health and social service ministries across the life of the church. Our goals are to connect, resource, and amplify these ministries, providing access to a constellation of support and services, such as marketing and communications consulting, executive coaching, back-office accounting, and executive searches, as well as networking with other partners through webinars, educational trainings, and peer-group learning opportunities.
Participation in this network of Disciples-related health and social service ministries is by choice. A demonstrated connection to the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) ethos, mission, or structure should be evident through mission statements, board representation, or congregational/regional/general church/ecumenical alliances.
In October 2013, more than 40 leaders of health and social service ministries gathered to share their dreams and hopes. Watch a video of some highlights!
Are you with a Disciples health and social service ministry? We welcome you to learn more and get involved with this emerging network.