Who We Are
We strive to transform the way persons think about insurance. We will do this by standing ready to lend a hand, promoting stewardship, sharing resources, and becoming a mutual aid unit where together we can all respond to crises.
Serving Clients Since 1885
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 of a faith-based insurance company, founded on Brethren principles and values. Lending a hand and sharing each other’s burdens was MAA’s cornerstone.
For nearly a century, MAA carried out this work from various kitchen tables, moving from home to home, changing hands with each president. Brethren gathered together in the face of every loss, building back houses and barns when lost to fire or storm. But as more members moved from the country and into urban areas, the act of barn raising became more and more impractical, and MAA had to find new ways to serve the Church.
MAA began to expand its coverage, offering service to small businesses, rental properties, and even suburban housing. By the 70’s, it was clear that farmhouse tables could no longer contain all the paperwork, and MAA opened its office doors in the Buckeye community near Abilene, Kansas.
Through the years, our goal has remained the same: To serve others as a vessel for mutual aid, uniting together to support one another in crises. We strive to become the go-to insurance provider for Church of the Brethren congregations and members in the future.
MAA has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but its most important qualities remain the same: our heritage, faith values, and commitment to serving the Brethren community. Our story far transcends simple business transactions, encompassing a concern for the welfare of Brethren everywhere.