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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. 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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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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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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Mark D. Anderson

President and CEO

The Florida Christian Center provides ministry, pastoral care, worship services, classes on faith and aging and other programs focused on the spiritual health of the senior and disabled residents in our community.