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NBA + OGMP On the Road
STORIES, NEWS, DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES, XPLOR, INCUBATE, MENTAL HEALTH, PRISON AND JAIL

NBA + OGMP On the Road: Connecting Communities of Compassion and Care

NBA   |   April 12, 2018

With stops in Texas, Ohio, and California, we traveled with Rev. Terri Hord Owens for a variety of partner visits, special events, and conversations.

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NBA Mental Health Initiative vision areas
MENTAL HEALTH, NEWS, STORIES

NBA Mental Health Initiative Supports Clergy Care

NBA   |   March 29, 2018

The NBA Mental Health Initiative has five core vision areas of its work, with clergy care at the heart of what we do. We know we cannot truly develop the other four areas without healthy, supported clergy throughout the life of the church.

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Staff and participants at the "Care for the Journey" retreat
NEWS, STORIES, MENTAL HEALTH

Ministries Partner to Support Disciples Clergy and Families Post-Harvey

NBA   |   January 12, 2018

In January, Week of Compassion, National Benevolent Association, and the Pension Fund partnered together to host a spiritual wellness retreat for 21 clergy and their families who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Care for the Journey: A Wellness Retreat for Clergy and Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey: January 3-5, 2018
MENTAL HEALTH, NEWS

Care for the Journey: Hurricane Harvey Response

Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick   |   November 16, 2017

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Week of Compassion, National Benevolent Association, and Pension Fund are partnering to offer spiritual wellness care with affected clergy from the Houston area.

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Angela Whitenhill, Mental Health Initiative Manager
MENTAL HEALTH, NEWS

Expanding the Mental Health Initiative with New Manager Position, Additional Programs and Resources

NBA   |   February 09, 2017

NBA is expanding its mental health and wellness efforts into a fuller Mental Health Initiative (MHI), in partnership with Disciples Home Missions, with Angela Whitenhill serving as Manager.

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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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Kara Whitehouse

Executive Support Manager
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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.