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XPLOR, STORIES

Lost Son

Derek Wilkerson   |   May 20, 2016

Do you ever get a feeling of being lost? I know I do. When I do it is very visible…I get a confused look on my face, and I start to look around, and people ask: Derek, are you lost? But, of course I am too stubborn to admit it.

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XPLOR, STORIES

How Can We Serve?

Derek Wilkerson   |   May 20, 2016

I want you to imagine what it would have been like to be on the road with Jesus. Starting from your first encounter, where you decided to drop everything and follow a man wherever he takes you.

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XPLOR, STORIES

My Take on Living Simply in Community

Derek Wilkerson   |   March 02, 2016

During my first half of the NBA XPLOR program, I have struggled with what this cornerstone—simple living in community—was really all about. Everything else seems straightforward, but this was left undefined, for a good reason.

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LEARNING / TRAINING

Webinar: Lock Up Your Neighbors? How the United States Deals with Immigration

February 15, 2018

This webinar shares information about the scandalous use of private prisons to incarcerate and detain individuals and families who are simply seeking better lives for themselves in the United States. Join us to learn how you and your congregation can get involved supporting those presently being detained, along with their families and loved ones.

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Bonnie Osei-Frimpong

Director of NBA XPLOR
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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.