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NBA XPLOR 2016-17 at Laboratory (Aug. 2016)

NBA XPLOR Concludes Third Program Year and Prepares for Incoming Residents

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   June 28, 2017

At the end of the 2016-17 program year, NBA XPLOR continues to strengthen the faith lives and missional presence of our partners and stakeholders.

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Blessing for Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, Rev. Virzola Law   |   October 17, 2016

On September 23, 2016, we gathered at Union Avenue Christian Church in St. Louis to honor Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren and celebrate his 50 years of ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)! Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong and Rev. Virzola Law, who work with Ben as the NBA XPLOR program team, shared this blessing as the evening's benediction.

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NBA XPLOR: The Art of (Re)Discovery

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   September 30, 2015

The Residents set the agenda on their last evening of NBA XPLOR Laboratory, the orientation week for incoming XPLOR Residents and Spiritual Companions. This year, XPLOR Residents decided to visit the City Museum in St. Louis, a genre-bending playplace where adults and children can climb in an ornate, beautiful, massive, 10-story den of tunnels, tubes, pipes, and slides—where you lose yourself and find yourself again and again. The genre-bending nature of City Museum is like the genre-bending experience of XPLOR.

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A Heart for Care

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren, Rev. Rebecca Hale, 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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Building and Flying

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   April 03, 2014

The NBA XPLOR Project has been in development for over a year. And now, as Residents begin to accept their site placements, there is a feeling that we are now officially launching and inaugurating this exciting ministry complete with Residents, congregational teams, service sites, and many ministry partners!

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Trivia letters with coffee mug

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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Lesley Durham

Director of Operations Accounting

A Small Hand is a specialist pantry that fill the gaps government assistance does not provide, including non-food essentials such as diapers, feeding bottles, pacifiers and other hygiene necessities.