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William Jackson, 2016-17 NBA XPLOR Resident in St. Louis
XPLOR, STORIES

Cry Me a River

William Jackson   |   March 09, 2017

What becomes of the broken hearted who has forgotten how to cry? How does one forget the ability to shed tears for the pain they’ve endured? Sadly, I had become that “one.”

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Hannah Ryder
XPLOR, STORIES

Prepare for the Unexpected

Hannah Ryder   |   March 03, 2017

No matter how much research you do, nothing can prepare you for the journey that is XPLOR. What I didn’t prepare for, and couldn’t prepare for, was falling in love with a new home and discovering who I am and where I fit into this world as a Christian.

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Claude and three years of the Hiram-Mantua XPLOR team!
XPLOR, STORIES

A Faithless Man in a Faithful World

Claude Goree   |   February 22, 2017

NBA XPLOR: an association to give young Disciples of Christ and other Christian followers a chance to further enhance their faith while doing godly works in the community. However, what does this mean for a person such as myself who struggles in his beliefs?

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XPLOR, INCUBATE, STORIES

Justice Work at Oakland Peace Center

Caleb Greydanus   |   February 15, 2017

The wonderful thing about working at the Oakland Peace Center through NBA XPLOR is that I have the opportunity to work with inspirational people every day.

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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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PRISON & JAIL MINISTRIES

Webinar: Becoming a Welcoming Community of Faith to Those with Family Members Who Are Incarcerated

April 6, 2017

This webinar will focus on why churches should become involved in nurturing and supporting those with loved ones who are incarcerated, and how our communities of faith can become part of the solution in reintegrating families when those who are incarcerated return home.

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Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick

Director of Connect Ministries
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ADDICTION RECOVERY, COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE, HOUSING, HUNGER / FOOD SECURITY

Gomer's House, a ministry of Trees of Righteousness Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), is a peer-led outpatient/support program and a transitional home for people willing to work on the issues of their past.