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Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren

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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XPLOR Is More Than Ten Months

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren   |   August 29, 2016

Reflecting on recent life events and my work with NBA XPLOR, I began to understand that this XPLOR program is far more than a 10-month experience.

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A Heart for Care

Rev. Rebecca Hale, Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren, Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   August 25, 2014

As this year’s inaugural class of NBA XPLOR Residents gathered last week in St. Louis for XPLOR orientation, we were keenly aware of the events affecting the nearby community of Ferguson. The images of pain, violence and protest were the backdrop to our orientation.

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Exploring XPLOR

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren   |   January 24, 2014

Wide range of young adults exploring XPLOR

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Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry

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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Ben Bohren

Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR

Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth, Inc. focuses on providing healing for children and youth who have experienced abuse, neglect, and abandonment, as well as equipping them for a more positive and productive future.