Rev. Pedro Antonio Ramos Goycolea

Why did you say “yes” to the NBA Board of Trustees?

Historically, the NBA has helped Disciples create and develop ministries that touch the lives of the most vulnerable among us. I said yes to serving on the NBA Board because I've witnessed the positive impact that the different programs have in our communities and congregations. I think, each one of the programs that the NBA offers, says something fundamental about issues that matter to the church and that are closest to the heart of God.

The NBA’s vision statement is “creating communities of compassion and care.” What does that mean to you?

I think it's empowering because it reminds us what's the purpose of being church.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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