NBA Resources

for the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

A Statement of Compassion and Care Concerning the Coronavirus Outbreak

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 >>

COVID-19 NBA Response Grants

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 >>

A Letter From Our CEO, Mark Anderson Regarding COVID-19

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. 

Stories of Resilience and Care Amidst the Pandemic

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. 

SoulCare: Taking Pause in Crisis

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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Volunteers of First Christian Church in McAllen, Texas.

Backpacks and Blessings: Texas Church Provides "Love Baskets" for their Community

October 20, 2020

First Christian Church in McAllen, Texas used their COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to gather school supplies, cleaning products, and toiletries to give away to families in their community.

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Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Find video, webinar, blogs, and worship resources here from the NBA Mental Health Initiative.

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SoulCare: Taking a Pause in Crisis