NBA @ GA Overview

July 8-12, 2017

Connect with NBA at GA!

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!

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 “6x9: 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!

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2017 General Assembly
Indianapolis, IN
July 8-12, 2017
GA 2017 Preview
Disciples Rally for Family Justice
Ministry in a Minute: NBA

2017 Incubate Event Calendar

July 12, 2017

Learn more about webinars, gatherings, and other events for emerging health and social service ministries offered through the NBA Incubate Initiative in 2017.

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2017 Connect Webinars

July 12, 2017

The NBA offers an annual series of webinars presented by the Mental Health Initiative and the Prison & Jail Ministries Affinity Group. Check back for more information and registration details throughout the year!

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NBA at 130: Join the Commemoration

As we commemorate NBA’s 130th anniversary in 2017, we invite you to join the celebration! Please share your memories, stories, and other information about NBA's history.

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