As the National Benevolent Association, the health and social service ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we are dedicated to providing compassion and care during the novel Coronavirus crisis. Below, please find resources, tools, and stories designed to provide support in this tumultuous time. Among the available resources are the COVID-19 NBA Response Grants, which are available to Disciples-affiliated congregations in need of relief due to the impact of the Coronavirus.
The emergence and spread of the respiratory disease, coronavirus, or COVID-19 as designated by the World Health Organization, has faith leaders wondering about their role and response. At such times, we are reminded of how interconnected our global world can be and how important it is to approach one another with an ethic of compassion and care. Read more >>
To offer a rapid and impactful response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the NBA Board of Trustees has authorized grant funding to support Disciples-related ministries that are working locally in response to this crisis. With this funding we seek to offer relief to ministries that have been detrimentally impacted and to support new projects created in service to those suffering because of the pandemic. More info >>
Let us acknowledge that it has been stressful these past few weeks as we all have responded, both professionally and personally, to concerns related to Coronavirus. Please be assured that the NBA staff has been in constant contact to determine how our ministry can best respond.
Even in times of uncertainty, NBA and our partners are still working to create communities of compassion and care. There stories are from our resilient partners, staff and the Disciples community.
Our Mental Health & Wellness Initiative team invites you to join us for a moment to pause and process. Over the coming weeks, NBA will host a series of SoulCare moments to practice self-care and prayer. See Upcoming Sessions >>
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