Disciples News Service

National Benevolent Association to fund 21 mission projects in 2018

From the NBA Grants Committee

Through its Mission and Ministry Grants Program, the National Benevolent Association (NBA) of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is granting a total of $150,250 to 21 Disciples projects and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth.

In June 2017, the NBA announced the launch of this new grant program, making purpose-restricted funds available for distribution through grants to Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries. The NBA Grants Committee accepted and evaluated applications through the fall, and grant funds are now being distributed to selected projects for use in 2018.

This year’s grantees are located across 12 Disciples regions and 4 areas. Of the 21 selected projects, 14 are focused on at-risk children and youth; 5 are focused on older adults; and 2 are intergenerational, serving both communities.

“Disciples ministries across the life of the church are called in innovative, relevant ways to work with and serve ‘the least of these’—reaching out to neighbors, those on the margins, young and old, and truly being the church,” says Mark D. Anderson, NBA President and CEO. “These Disciples are creating communities of compassion and care every day, and we are grateful for the opportunity to lift up and support this good work through NBA Mission and Ministry Grants.”

We look forward to sharing a spotlight on each ministry with more project details starting in January, with updates to come from grantees throughout the year!

  • Find frequently asked questions and more information about the NBA Mission and Ministry Grant Program at nbacares.org/grants.
  • The application for 2019 funds will be available later in 2018. For additional questions, please email grants@nbacares.org.