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Ben Bohren has been working with NBA on Young Adult Ministries since 2012.
NEWS, STORIES, XPLOR

Rev. Dr. Ben Bohren on the Heart of NBA XPLOR

NBA   |   February 22, 2021

Before the end of 2020, we asked Ben to reflect on “the heart of XPLOR,” the Four Cornerstones of the program, and what being part of young adult leadership development has meant to him personally.

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Rev. Margie Pride described the many community engagement programs of Memorial Blvd. to XPLOR Residents during XPLOR Laboratory 2015.
STORIES, NEWS, XPLOR

NBA Honors Rev. Margie Pride of Memorial Boulevard Christian Church

Rev. Bonnie Osei-Frimpong   |   December 01, 2020

The National Benevolent Association celebrates the ministry of and congratulates Rev. Margie Pride on her recent retirement from more than 30 years of ministry as pastor of Memorial Boulevard Christian Church in St. Louis, Missouri.

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2019-20 XPLOR Resident Alex Keys and 2018-19 Resident Valeria Bejar serve communion to General Minister and President Rev. Terri Hord Owens during the 2019 Immigration Detention Immersion Trip.
XPLOR

XPLORing the Creation of the NBA Voting Rights and Registration Resources

October 12, 2020

Alex Keys, Resident of the 2019-20 NBA XPLOR St. Louis House shares why created NBA's voting resources and the importance of faith communities involvement in elections.

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Clockwise: Corina Sosa, William Brickhouse, Alex Keys
XPLOR, CORONAVIRUS

Former St. Louis NBA XPLOR Residents Reflect on the Novel Coronavirus

July 15, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents to express themselves through a short written reflection as a way to navigate their feelings as they adapted to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May. Residents from the St. Louis XPLOR House chose to stay in the house until the end of their residency. They’ve shared how it felt when they first heard about the novel Coronavirus and what the remainder of their time in the XPLOR program was like.

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Art work done in quarantine by Marissa Bucklew, XPLORmore Resident
RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS, XPLOR

Artistic Expression as a Form of Resilience

July 02, 2020

As part of the XPLOR response to the novel Coronavirus, we asked the residents if they would be willing to express themselves creatively as a way to navigate their feelings as in adapting to life under social distancing before their Residency ended in May.

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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Why Followers of Jesus Should Oppose Capital Punishment

May 26, 2021

Recently, there has been a rise in the number of executions of people on death row, particularly by the federal government. For decades, there have been debates over the use of capital punishment as a sentence for serious criminal offenses. What does the Bible say about capital punishment? Should followers of Jesus Christ, who was executed himself, oppose the use of capital punishment? Learn from a chaplain who has worked on death row in Florida for many years why followers of Jesus should be opposed to the use of capital punishment.

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Darnell Fennell

Director of Social Entrepreneurship
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CHILDREN / YOUTH / FAMILY, OLDER ADULTS, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

Inman Christian Center empowers children, youth, families, and the elderly to develop to their full physical, mental, and spiritual potential within the San Antonio, TX, communities that Inman serves.