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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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Stewart Detention Center, in the town of Lumpkin, Georgia
STORIES, PRISON AND JAIL, INCUBATE

Being with Jonathan

Rev. Nora Jacob   |   November 21, 2017

"What is the value of disconnection and isolation? Who benefits?" Rev. Nora Jacob gets a glimpse into life at a federal detention center on a visit with the NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Peer Group.

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National Religious Campaign Against Torture’s virtual reality display
PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

My First General Assembly

Ria M. Riesner   |   October 16, 2017

NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Guest Blogger Ria M. Riesner shares her reflections after attending the 2017 General Assembly with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

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Rev. Héctor J. Hernández at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.
PRISON AND JAIL, DISCIPLES HEALTH/SOCIAL SERVICE MINISTRIES, STORIES

Gospel of Community

Rev. Héctor J. Hernández   |   March 02, 2017

The more I walk and experience what I call a Gospel of community, the more I have faced and struggled with principalities and powers of this world that devour and destroy the most vulnerable around us.

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PRISON AND JAIL, STORIES

Upstream, Downstream

Rev. Dean Bucalos   |   December 05, 2016

It is the ongoing, ever-present, sometimes exhausting work that seeks both to save and rescue those being hurt and harmed and to dismantle the systems that are causing such pain and brokenness.

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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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Jordan Bles

Director of Development
INDIGENOUS/NATIVE PEOPLES, ENVIRONMENT, ADVOCACY

Yakama Christian Mission advocates and educates in favor of the North American Landscape and her Indigenous People.