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NBA XPLOR Resident alum, Lauren Frato
XPLOR, STORIES

Where Are They Now? Lauren Frato

Lauren Frato   |   January 17, 2018

NBA XPLOR alum Lauren Frato completed two years as a Resident. Why? Find out in this next installment of our "Where Are They Now?" series.

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NBA XPLOR Residents Alex, Lauren, and Eliud backstage at General Assembly!
XPLOR, STORIES

NBA at GA: “A Call to Something Greater than Myself”

Lauren Frato   |   August 11, 2017

In July, I got to participate at the 2017 General Assembly for my first time ever. The week was filled with workshops, worship, business sessions, and the chance to learn about different ministries.

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Lauren Frato, 2016-17 NBA XPLOR Resident in Tucson-Marana, AZ
XPLOR, STORIES

The Struggle Is Real: Work Sites

Lauren Frato   |   June 14, 2017

One thing I have really struggled with in my second year of the NBA XPLOR program is coming to the realization that it’s okay if I make mistakes at my work site.

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XPLOR, STORIES

Be Courageous

Lauren Frato   |   April 03, 2017

My time in NBA XPLOR has taught me to be courageous and stand up for what I feel is right. I know I can’t sit back and watch.

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XPLOR, STORIES

Take Care of You, So You Can Help Others

Lauren Frato   |   February 08, 2017

As I am in the second half of my second year in the XPLOR program, I have learned that if I don’t take care of myself, how will I help others? If my spiritual, mental, and physical needs aren’t meant, how can I help others’ needs?

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Webinar: Building a Congregation-Based Mental Health Ministry
MENTAL HEALTH INITIATIVE

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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Larry J. Morris III

Incubate Program Associate
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ADVOCACY, YOUNG ADULTS

As an emerging social entrepreneurship nonprofit model of ministry, the Oakland Peace Center exists as a physical space and a network of more than 40 Bay Area based nonprofits.