MAX Supports Church of the Brethren’s Wellness Ministry


MAX Mutual Aid eXchange of Overland Park, Kan., has donated funds to support the Wellness Ministry of the Association of Brethren Caregivers (ABC) in 2006, and is increasing its donation to the Wellness Ministry in 2007.

The Wellness Ministry is a denominational ministry, as a collaboration between ABC, Brethren Benefit Trust, and the Church of the Brethren General Board.

Supporting the Wellness Ministry follows MAX’s vision of “creating and sustaining wholeness through preserving and restoring property, lives, and community,” stated a release from the company.

“We greatly appreciate the funding provided through MAX, which will help us create resources, workshops, and programs about health and well-being for Church of the Brethren congregations,” said Mary Lou Garrison, director of the Wellness Ministry.

MAX also sponsored the morning theological presentations by Bethany Seminary professor Dena Pence Frantz during the National Older Adult Conference sponsored by ABC.

Founded in 2001, MAX provides casualty and property insurance for individuals, congregations, and corporations.


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