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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NBA Incubate affiliate partner Urban Mission Community Partners is a community-focused nonprofit organization that seeks community wholeness, resilience and sustainability in the Pomona area of Los Angeles County, California. They do this by working with families and individuals at risk for poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration, and/or inadequate education and healthcare.

Incorporated late in 2015 to extend the work and interaction​s​ initiated by the UrbanMission church community, UMCP has an ambitious dream. The organization is partnering with Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as well as other denominations and faith communities in order to develop opportunities that empower the community towards a better tomorrow. 

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In 2019-20, we begin our sixth program year of NBA XPLOR. We welcome 21 Residents to live and serve for 10 months at five Host Sites across the United States and an additional XLPORmore house where two XPLOR alumni will be serving. Miche Andre is a 2019-20 Resident serving in Bloomington, Indiana. He was impressed by the impact NBA XPLOR had on a friend, who completed the program last year, ultimately inspiring him to apply. “I am excited to find growth in my experience with God outside of the faith community I have known since I was five years old. I want to see how I can be an independent adult while being a vessel of change in a community for Jesus.” --Miche Andre, XPLOR Resident 2019-20

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Our Mental Health Initiative (MHI) which is part of our Connect Ministries continues to grow in the ways that it serves our community within the Disciples church. Throughout the year, the MHI team holds workshops and webinars to help those who may be struggling through challenging times and teaches others how to support their friends and loved ones who may be struggling. During the 2017 and 2019 General Assemblies, the NBA MHI team presented SoulCare, intentional breaks during business plenary that allowed antendees to turn their attention inward and focus on their posture, breathing and mental health. 

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Please note, 2.6% of your gift will go towards credit card processing fees. We encourage you to add 2.6% to your gift, which will enable more funds that can be applied directly to mission. Thank you!


To donate by mail, send your gift to:

National Benevolent Association
ATTN: Development
733 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, St. Louis, Missouri 63108

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We invite your ideas and insights.
We invite your affirmation. 
We invite your prayers. We invite you.
Thank you for your support!
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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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