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Give Me a Quiet Place
STORIES, INCUBATE

How to Plan a Retreat That’s Really Restful

Rev. Ayanna Johnson Watkins   |   April 24, 2018

Even while the world around us seems to be racing itself from one sensational, tragic, amazing thing to the next, perhaps a retreat is what we need.

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Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren
XPLOR, STORIES

NBA XPLOR Residency Takes A Disciples Village…

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren   |   April 18, 2018

Where did NBA XPLOR originate and how did it happen? The story shows how Disciples partnerships are one of the best things for our present and future.

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INCUBATE, STORIES

Hallowed Placemaking

Rev. Helms Jarrell   |   April 17, 2018

The Christian practice of making sacred space isn’t a new concept, but perhaps we can approach it with fresh perspective.

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NBA + OGMP On the Road
STORIES, NEWS, DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES, XPLOR, INCUBATE, MENTAL HEALTH, PRISON AND JAIL

NBA + OGMP On the Road: Connecting Communities of Compassion and Care

NBA   |   April 12, 2018

With stops in Texas, Ohio, and California, we traveled with Rev. Terri Hord Owens for a variety of partner visits, special events, and conversations.

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2017 NBA XPLOR Residents in St. Louis, MO
XPLOR, STORIES

St. Louis House Visits Bedford

NBA XPLOR St. Louis House   |   April 11, 2018

We are grateful for the relationships between NBA XPLOR Residents and Disciples churches, for their host congregations and the ones they came from.

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Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry

April 26, 2018

Across the church, faith-filled Disciples are desiring to build mental health ministries in their local congregations. However, mental health and wellness is a broad, multilayered, and complex topic to address in the church. Often, passionate people are left feeling overwhelmed and unclear how to pull it off. Join us as our presenters share the practical realities of starting such a ministry, their discernment process, and what’s next on the journey!

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Rebecca Hale

Executive Vice President
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ADVOCACY, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY

Mission Behind Bars and Beyond envisions a world in which every community is equipped to welcome, support, and nurture every returning citizen to re-enter society as healthy and productive people.