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Webinar: The Rising Number of Incarcerated Women

A November 2018 report by the Prison Policy Initiative estimated that approximately 219,000 are currently incarcerated in the United States. This number is at a historic high for the country and at NBA, we want to talk about how to change it. During this webinar, we’ll work to answer a few questions: Why are there […]

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Posted on April 16, 2020
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Eight steps to prepare your community for a social justice crisis like Ferguson

provided by Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, program coordinator for activism and advocacy, National Benevolent Association Here are eight simple (and we think accessible) ways for your congregations, projects, organizations to become more prepared for a social justice crisis. This might be overwhelming, but our experience with Ferguson, Charlottesville, and Baton Rouge and now the […]

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Posted on March 30, 2020
Filed under: Congregations, General, General Ministries
General ministries preparing guidance on federal aid

As the United States Federal government response to COVID-19 unfolds, congregations and ministries are asking questions about resources that may be available to 501c3s and employment law matters that should be considered. The financial ministries – Christian Church Foundation, Disciples Church Extension Fund, and Pension Fund of the Christian Church – are partnering to produce […]

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Communication Ministries coordinates Church’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

For more than two months, Communications Ministries, part of the Office of General Minister and President (OGMP), has worked to connect and support the whole Church, as the COVID-19 coronavirus spread around the world, growing from outbreak to pandemic. This important call to nurture and serve congregations and other expressions of our Church has taken […]

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Creating sacred spaces and planting seeds of possibilities

Submitted by National Benevolent Association Urban Mission Community Partners, an Incubate partner with the National Benevolent Association, is creating a space within the chaos where they can plant and grow, even if it is only the seed of possibility. In the midst of our national pandemic, Urban Mission’s South Pomona Farm continues to provide fresh […]

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Posted on March 26, 2020
Filed under: General Ministries
Webinar: The Sacred Act of Interviewing the People You Serve

One of the most important skills of a social entrepreneur is the ability to listen for the needs and yearnings of others and to do so with presence and curiosity. In this session, we will practice the interviewing and deep listening skills that are core to this work, and we will do so on the […]

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Posted on March 18, 2020
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Webinar: Cuidado y Consejería Pastoral: Respondiendo responsablemente a las necesidades de salud y bienestar mental

La iglesia es en esencia un lugar en la cual todos y todas podemos ser restaurados en forma integral (espíritu, alma, mente, y cuerpo). A nuestras Iglesias llegan constantemente personas que están atravesando literalmente por “valles de sombra y de muerte”. A través de nuestra vida, podemos experimentar momentos de crisis, enfrentar traumas, luchar en […]

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Posted on March 4, 2020
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General Minister & President offers New Year’s greeting

Dear Disciples – A new decade dawns and new possibilities are shooting up all over the Church. Like the stump of Jesse in Isaiah 11 above, we are seeing new energy as Disciples find ways to show up in the world. This passage from the Christmas lectionary is a model for our “movement for wholeness.” […]

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Disciples Mission Fund makes ministry possible

The past year was full of incredible examples our Church showing up in the world, loving our neighbors, working for justice, and sharing the gospel. This good work is made possible by your congregation’s gifts to Disciples Mission Fund (DMF). In 2019, Disciples responded to the refugee crisis around the world through partnerships fostered through […]

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Disciples Women celebrate 145 years of service

submitted by Disciples Women Disciples Women is celebrating its 145th birthday in 2019. This is a celebration marking Oct. 21, 1874, as the day the Caroline Neville Pearre organized the women to address the mission and ministry that was then lacking in the church. Convicted during her prayer time in April of that year she […]

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Posted on October 16, 2019
Filed under: General, General Ministries, People