Celebrating 50 Years in Ministry & Leadership

NBA Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren Leadership Fund

Ben Bohren

In partnership with the Christian Church Foundation, the NBA celebrates the ministerial leadership and vision of Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren with the NBA Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren Leadership Fund. His longtime service with NBA ministries can be seen in the numerous programs and initiatives that he has led, which has resulted in nurturing compassionate, faithful, and dedicated leaders and communities within the Church and beyond. From NBA Miracle Days, to NBA Leadership Scholars, to the chaplaincy care programs that were implemented at numerous Disciples-affiliated health and social service agencies, Ben models and encourages our NBA vision of “creating communities of compassion and care.”

After more than eight years serving as a Mission Specialist for NBA XPLOR, Ben has retired from his role with the XPLOR program. Beginning in 2012, Ben worked with NBA staff and various partner leaders to build a Disciples’ residential service year program to support young adult Disciples exploring the connection between a life of faith, and the work of justice. Since its formal launch in 2014, NBA XPLOR has had more than 120 young adults live, work, and be in intentional community with Disciples churches and nonprofits across the U.S.

NBA XPLOR 2016-17

The earnings from NBA Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren Leadership Fund directly support the mission of the NBA with a priority for supporting leadership development programs, such as NBA XPLOR. In all of the ministries the NBA connects and supports, we understand the importance of enabling and encouraging strong, informed leaders in creating communities of compassion and care.

We invite our NBA friends and Disciples across the life of the Church to give to this NBA Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren Leadership Fund.

Let us honor and celebrate the ministerial leadership and contributions of our dear Ben Bohren! Thank you for your generosity and support!

 

Make your gift to the NBA Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren Leadership Fund!

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!


in his own words

Stories by Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren

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Norwalk, CA—Providing music education and the chance for youth to discover musical gifts and a love for the arts.

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Tulsa, OK— Facilitating a mentorship and education discussion group for those at-risk immigrant youth and children in foster care.

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Claremont, CA— Helping individuals learn compassion, understanding, and communication through worship and education

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St. Louis, MO— Advancing youth knowledge and interest in STEM career opportunities in UP's Out-of-School Time (OST) programs.

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Houston, TX— Improving access and comprehension of educational materials for students with IEP's

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Peniel Ministries

Gresham, OR—Social and emotional learning workshop to equip​ youth with tools to become self-managing in employment, life, and relationships.

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Fort Worth, TX— Providing opportunities for young ladies to learn and enhance life skills and gain a positive self-image.

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Austin, TX— Educating girls age 11-17 about Black women's history and literature and womanist theory and theology.

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Texas City, TX— Launching a new Blue Theology site that provides eco-theology education to at-risk students in the community.

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McAllen, TX— Providing healthy activities for families to learn cooking and life skills while focusing on mental health education

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Fullerton, CA— Providing education focused on the 4 Pillars of Wellness: Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, and Physical to youth ages 12-25.

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Camp Sunflower Inc.

Witchita, KS— Camp Sunflower plans to expand programming beginning in summer 2022 to include an additional camp for youth ages 10-13.

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Los Angeles, CA — Providing health classes and technology training for older adults

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Mount Holy, NC— Providing virtual spiritual and mental health services to older adults through video devotions.

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Newport Beach, CA— Providing opportunities for community and fellowship for older Korean adults.

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Columbia, MO—Providing and implementing educational resources addressing biblical perspectives on aging and advocacy for older adults.

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Los Angeles, CA— Provide training for young adults serving as caretakers for older adults with disabilities and chronic illness.

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Winchester, IN— Offering seniors monthly opportunities for education and fellowship centered around age-specific topics.

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Pasadena, CA— Connecting at-risk children with seniors through reading, fellowship, and after-school activities.

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Nashville, TN— Offering music and computer classes to both at-risk youth and older adults.​

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Iglesia Cristiana Emmanuel

San Benito, TX— Connecting youth and adults through literacy and ESL education.

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Katy, TX— Providing meals and nutrition education for at-risk youth and older adults.

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Daytona Beach, FL— Working to bring the 50+ community together to end systemic racism and cultivate compassion and love through Recovery Café.

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New Albany, IN— Providing meals and fellowship for residents at Muir Manor low-income apartment complex.

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