Expressing Joy in Advent

Advent is a season of anticipation. We count down the days with happy expectations, waiting to celebrate with friends and family to carry out old traditions and embrace new ones, to sing a Christmas hymn, and—above all else—to welcome the birth of the infant Jesus, God’s own son, into our weary world.

It’s to be a time of joy, resting quietly in the promise of Emmanuel.

For so many…


Practicing Gratitude in Seasons of Uncertainty

Little about 2020 has gone as expected. We’ve altered plans, adjusted to new protocols, and felt uncertain about the future. We’ve experienced disappointment and loss—weddings cancelled, jobs lost, and even the passing of loved ones. It’s been a challenging year.

But throughout this period of unrest, God has been faithful, as God always…

Let's Get Personal About Insurance

MAA offers both protection and the possibility of being part of something more.

At Mutual Aid Agency, our mission is to do good. We believe that the world can sometimes feel full of problems, but that we can make a real, positive difference when we work and serve together.

One person can’t do it all, but collectively, we can make the world a better place.


A few things you need to know about church insurance

Unless you’re a pastor, church administrator, or ministerial leader, you’ve probably never thought about church insurance—you may not even know it existed. And yet, church insurance is quietly present in many of our lives, protecting our places of worship.

What is the most important kind of coverage for a church?

An important (and often inexpensive) coverage for…

To Pastors Everywhere: Thank You

In honor of Pastor Appreciation Month, we at Mutual Aid Agency wanted to take a moment to thank the pastors, reverends, ministers, priests, and other faith leaders who have made such a difference in our lives.

Dear Pastors,

In times of both sorrow and joy, your presence has been a reassuring constant. Yours is a job of late nights and early mornings, of hearing troubles and shouldering…

Barn Raising in 2020

What Mutuality Means to MAA Today
When Mutual Aid Agency was founded in 1885, there was a tangible, physical, in-person need for mutual support. In times of loss, neighbors banded together to literally raise barns, repair roofs, protect crops, and share a mutual responsibility for one another.

One hundred years ago, it was easy to define mutuality: it meant being better…

Ministry Partner Program

What is it, and how does it work? Mutual Aid Agency’s mission and vision are what set us apart from other agencies: we are committed to working together to do good so that all may benefit. Our role in the Ministry Partner Program is one of the many unique ways in which we fulfill that mission.

MAA and COB: Peacefully, Simply, Together

It's no secret that Mutual Aid Agency supports the Church of the Brethren. Until recently, the word "Brethren" was in our very name. But how, exactly, do we apply our commitment to the Brethren way in our work, living Peacefully, Simply, and Together?


For Brethren, living peacefully means so much more than living a life of tranquility or isolation. It…

From Farm Table to Agency: Celebrating 135 Years of MAA

2020 is a landmark year for Mutual Aid Agency, marking our 135th anniversary. In light of such a significant milestone, we’d like to take a look back—and a look forward—at MAA through the years.

Mutual Aid Agency began as the Mutual Aid Society of Northeastern Kansas. Born out of a desire to care for one another during times of loss and hardship, it was created in 1885 by nine men who dreamed…

Brethren Mutual Aid Agency Reveals New Name

In celebration of their 135th anniversary, Brethren Mutual Aid Agency is excited to announce a new and official name change: Say hello to Mutual Aid Agency, or MAA, as they are already known by many.

The choice to simplify MAA’s name was made in an effort to communicate their continued relevance in an ever-changing world and culture. MAA welcomes individuals and churches from across the…