The NBA staff and ministry partners have plans for 2019 - plans that aren't possible without your support! Thank you for helping us create communities of compassion and care throughout the United States and Canada. We are excited to continue our shared work together! 

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Your support has made more than 130 years of ministry of compassion and care possible. Thank you! As we look toward the next 130 years, your support of health and social service ministries will make a difference.

Your gift of...

  • $50 provides materials and resources for a Connect Peer Group member for one year
  • $125 supports an NBA XPLOR Resident applying to college or graduate school
  • $500 provides a free best practices webinar to our NBA Incubate affiliate ministries and the broader church community
  • $750 provides an NBA XPLOR Resident with a Program Completion Grant at the end of the service year
  • $1,500 sends a ministry participant to the NBA Incubate SENT Seminar, a three-day training event for social entrepreneurs of faith
  • Any dollar amount enables the work of NBA health and social service outreach and ministries!

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Last year, NBA Incubate affiliate partner Mission Behind Bars and Beyond (MB3) provides community-based mentoring programs for those released from prison and returning to communities in Kentucky. In conjunction with a Disciples of Christ congregation, New Life in Christ Christian Church, which is located in a women's halfway house, MB3 ministers to those incarcerated, trains outside volunteers to form Nurture, Support and Accountability Groups (NSAG), and connects returning citizens with a NSAG that will then walk alongside each person for six months to a year to equip them for a successful re-entry into the community to which they are returning.

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In 2017-18, we began our fourth program year of NBA XPLOR. We welcomed 18 Residents to live and serve for 10 months at five Host Sites across the United States! “I began my journey in late August, and since arriving in Tucson, Arizona, I feel like I have found the Angelica (Awhn-hell-ee-kah) that was hiding on the other side of the looking glass. There is a lot to say about searching for one’s purpose or passions, but happiness is something that is felt, and since being here I have a strong sense of it.” – Angelica Santiago Gonzalez, 2017-18 XPLOR Resident 

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Our 2017-18 “Hope for the Holidays and Winter Season” series from Connect Ministries' Mental Health Initiative helps others hear and see testimonies that are similar to their own experiences as they face challenging times. From battling perfectionism, to honoring and remembering family members who have died, to dancing to find joy and happiness — these videos and blogs offer a variety of creative ways to cultivate hope during the winter seasons (literal and figurative) of our lives.

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To donate by mail, send your gift to:

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733 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, St. Louis, Missouri 63108

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NBA Impact Report

This year, we are living into a new NBA strategic plan, which will guide our work for the coming years. Read more in our 2018 Ministry Impact Report.

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National Benevolent Association

733 Union Boulevard, Suite 300,           St. Louis, Missouri 63108

As we live into the second decade of the 21st Century, we remain moved by Matilda Hart Younkin and the five other Christian women who gathered in discernment and prayer in those early years. Thank you for your support as we continue to create communities of compassion and care!

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