NBA @ GA Overview

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As the health and social service general ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the National Benevolent Association is excited to be with you at the 2017 General Assembly in Indianapolis. Read more below!

Introducing NBA's New T-Shirt! #ShePersisted

Part of celebrating NBA's 130 years of health and social service ministry is celebrating the persistence of our six founders in launching the organization as a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). During General Assembly, stop by the NBA booth and, with a donation of $25 or more, get your special edition #ShePersisted t-shirt, featuring NBA’s six founding women! (For any questions, please contact Jordan Bles, NBA Director of Development.)

Gather during NBA-/Co-Hosted After-Sessions

On Sunday, July 9, young adults will have the chance to gather with a variety of Disciples ministries at an off-site after-session. Also on Sunday, July 9, you can join NBA leaders and partners to learn about Disciples-related health and social service ministries across the life of the church. And on Tuesday, July 11, we invite you to gather in honor of NBA trustees and staff playing a leadership role at this year's General Assembly. Locations and times are listed with the form below. Please RSVP today!

March for Family Justice

Join with Disciples general ministries and groups on Saturday, July 8, from 3-5 p.m. for the Disciples Rally for Family Justice, marching from the Indianapolis Convention Center to the State Capitol Grounds. *HEAR VOICES of impacted family members, *SUPPORT efforts for peacebuilding and Environmental, Immigrant, Refugee, Racial, Native American, Children’s, & LGBTQ+ Justice, and *ACT as Disciples to promote justice! Gather 2:45 p.m. in Room 103 of the Convention Center.

Support Resolution GA-1723: Immigrant-Welcoming Congregations

We invite your support of GA-1723, a Sense-of-the-Assembly Resolution, "On Becoming Immigrant-Welcoming Congregations." See the GA Docket for when this resolution will come before the General Assembly. The General Board recommends that the General Assembly approve GA-1723.

Visit NBA and Partners in the Exhibit Hall, Booth #810

Meet Disciples health and social service ministries in our shared exhibit space. And learn more about solitary confinement, the subject of Resolution GA-1525, through “6×9: A Virtual Experience,” presented in collaboration with National Religious Campaign Against Torture, Disciples Home MissionsDisciples Center for Public Witness, Disciples Peace Fellowship, and Reconciliation Ministry.

Join Us in Workshops and Learning Tracks

Explore issues such as faith-rooted organizing, immigration and detention, mental health, social entrepreneurship, and more with NBA leaders and ministry partners during open workshops on Sunday and the Justice and Transformative Leadership & Innovation learning tracks Monday-Wednesday.

Celebrate NBA’s 130 Years of Ministry, 1887-2017

Help us mark this latest milestone in NBA’s rich legacy of compassion and care. Share your NBA memories, view our interactive timeline and archives, and be part of Disciples health and social service ministry for years to come. 

Save the Date!

If you are interested in attending NBA after-sessions, we invite you to RSVP via the form below. Room locations are listed below; further event details will be confirmed soon!