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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: Introducing "We Are Witnesses", an important video series about the U.S. Criminal Justice System

May 16, 2019

Learn how to initiate conversations on the U.S. criminal justice system and mass incarceration, using The Marshall Project's "We are Witnesses" poignant video series.

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Ben Bohren

Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR
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COMMUNITY BUILDING, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOMELESSNESS, PRISON AND JAIL MINISTRY, RE-ENTRY , HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY, CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY

UMCP is a community-focused nonprofit organization that seeks community wholeness, resilience, and sustainability by working with families and individuals at risk from poverty, hunger, homelessness, incarceration, and/or inadequate education and healthcare.