NBA initiates ministry programs designed to establish and grow partnerships around health and social service ministries. In 2014, NBA launched NBA XPLOR. Our aim is to partner young adults with Disciples congregations and the communities which they serve — impacting neighborhoods, congregations, and young adults. We pray our residents will sense the gravitational pull of their faith, develop hearts for care and discern how to focus their life’s work.

Through NBA XPLOR, Residents live in a diverse community of peers, where they engage in communal and personal spiritual practices ranging from prayer to simple daily meals together. They care for and learn from others in community-service internships, and they relate to Disciples host congregation(s). In 2015-16, seven NBA XPLOR sites are welcoming a total of 23 XPLOR Residents to live in intentional community: St. Louis, MO; North Hollywood, CA; Golden Gate/Bay Area, CA; Hiram-Mantua, OH; Dallas, TX; Quad Cities, IL/IA; and Tucson-Marana, AZ.

Note: the application for the 2016-17 NBA XPLOR program year will be available starting November 1, 2015 at

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Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Director
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VIDEO: NBA XPLOR Overview 2015-16