Stories & News

Stay up-to-date with the latest from your Disciples health and social service ministries!

Our video blog, NBA Stories, is a new way for you to connect with us! Here, we will share about events we host, projects and ministries that are transforming lives, and individuals who are doing amazing work! We plan to share a new episode every two weeks. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, check out the variety of videos on the channel, and learn more and support NBA ministries!

See all NBA Stories episodes below:

Episode 9: Dallas XPLOR House Takeover 

Our three Dallas XPLOR residents, Erin Gresham, Jemima Suwa, and Neo Uesi, reflect on their time during the 10-month program and share what they have learned and the impact that has been made.

Episode 8: NBA All-Staff Work and Play Days

NBA staff recently gathered in St. Louis for our twice-a-year All-Staff Meeting. We call these meetings “Work and Play Days”, which are great opportunities to get important work done together in person, as well as a chance for some team building and having a little fun. 

Episode 7: Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group 

NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group Convener, Rev. Tiffany Curtis, shares updates on the current cohort and offers thanks to friends and supporters of NBA ministries.

Episode 6: Choosing to Give 

In this episode of NBA Stories, Rev. April Lewton and Mark D. Anderson discuss some factors that help create a sense of connection for them to certain nonprofits, motivating them to participate, engage, and support those organizations.

Episode 5: Rest and Renewal in Community 

This episode covers our 2019 annual Incubate Retreat. Once a year, we take a group of social entrepreneurs of faith out to Paradise Valley in Arizona, reminding and emphasizing the importance of rest and renewal.

Episode 4: Introducing Garden of Eden Health Center 

NBA Incubate Program Associate Larry J. Morris III went to Puerto Rico to celebrate with our new Incubate partner, Garden of Eden Health Center, at their groundbreaking event!

Episode 3: Small Nonprofits, Big Plans

NBA Director of Development Jordan Bles accompanied six NBA ministry partners to a course on fundraising for small nonprofits, offered through the Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

Episode 2: Real Chaplains of the Christian Church 

Recognizing the need within our Disciples chaplain community, NBA decided to offer a specialized peer group for Disciples chaplains to get the much needed pastoral, emotional and self-care they deserve. This episode covers the first face-to-face gathering of the group.

Episode 1: Announcing NBA Stories, our new Vlog!

Launching a new way for you to connect with us through a video blog, NBA Stories, where we will share about events we host, projects and ministries that are transforming lives, and individuals who are doing amazing work!

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Gary Zimmerman

Vice President of Administration and CFO

As an emerging social entrepreneurship nonprofit model of ministry, the Oakland Peace Center exists as a physical space and a network of more than 40 Bay Area based nonprofits.

National Benevolent Association

NBA Announces 2019 Applications for Mission and Ministry Grants

June 10, 2019

The National Benevolent Association of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is currently accepting applications from Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries interested in applying for an NBA Mission and Ministry Grant.

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Who Wants to Be the Smartest Disciple? NBA Trivia Night at General Assembly

July 21, 2019

Join us on Sunday, July 21, for a Trivia Night after-session at General Assembly, benefiting the National Benevolent Association! Form a team to compete in trivia consisting of general knowledge, with a special round focused on Disciples and NBA.

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