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NACSW sponsors a three-day annual convention each year, as well as local workshops or one-day regional conferences, and audio conference conference workshops. These various training events provide terrific opportunities to:

LEARN from nationally recognized speakers on topics of special interest to NACSW members and friends

NETWORK with dozens of other Christians in social work/social ministry

EARN continuing education contact hours, which have become increasingly important for maintaining social work licenses, certifications, registrations and/or accreditation in many areas.

Join us at NACSW Convention 2017!

We are excited to announce that this incredible networking and learning event will take place November 2-5, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park in Charlotte, North Carolina! Get your bags packed, and join the us! Themed “Advocating for Peace, justice & Reconciliation in Communities,” this 3+ day conference offers opportunities to meet social work and social service students, practitioners, educators, and other like-minded professionals. In addition, you may earn CE Hours for attending preconvention institutes, workshops, and the Thursday, Friday and Saturday keynote sessions!

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Tanya Brice

Tanya Smith Brice, MSW, PhD • Dean of the School of Health and Human Services at Benedict College

LaSonya Townsend

LaSonya Townsend, DSW • Johnson C Smith University

Reasons to Come to Convention 2017 in Charlotte by Denise Levy

There once was a convention

And you probably know the intention

We will all gather

And wouldn’t you rather

Come check out a new dimension


The place is Charlotte, NC

November 2017 is when it will be

Come one, come all

We’ll be there next fall

There will be so much to do and see


Reverend Barber will speak the truth

To our elders and to all of the youth

You’ll have time to reflect

On which sessions to select

And to visit the exhibits and all of the booths


Christian social workers will be there

Each of us with our own flair

You are invited

A spirit ignited

Come learn and grow and share


The theme is advocating for peace

We will join forces and fly like the geese

Reconciliation is our goal

To be made whole

And to see injustices cease


Our focus is on our communities

That’s where we see opportunities

To spread love not hate

We will advocate

For coming together in unity


I think that’s all I should say

To not give too much away

You really will love it

It will fill your spirit

When you leave you will say “yay,” okay?

The purpose of the NACSW Annual Convention is to support and encourage the growth of social workers in the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional practice.

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