NACSW Online Continuing Education

Church Social Work: Meeting Human Needs in the Name of Jesus
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social Workers, Church Leaders, General Audience
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Video-based
Number of CE Hours: 1

Jane Ferguson, MSW
Judy Nuss, BSW
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Christian social ministries can be the caring connection between the local church and the community. God has called His church to bring hope to the hopeless and love others as He has loved us. The ultimate model for doing what God has called us to do is the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. The good news of the gospel is to be preached, taught and acted out in tangible ways that meet the needs of hurting people in our own communities.


  • Direct Practice: Individuals, Couples, Families and Children
  • Direct Practice: Groups and Communities

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Want to start a ministry in their home church

2. Be encouraged and challenged to do more

3. Simply to be made aware of what is possble to do through the local church when leaders in the church make a committment to care about the community surrounding the church.


1. Theological reasons why the local church should be concerned about helping meet the physical, mental and social needs of people in their own communities. 2. Share what First Baptist Montgomery is doing throught their Community Ministries. 3. Talk about our partnerships and how we collaborate with other public and private agencies 4. Dialogue between attendees and presenter (we usually have lots of questions)


I have served on the ministrial staff of First Baptist Church, Montgomery since 1988. I was the first such person in the state of Alabama. I now have two other social workers on my staff and we have ten differient ministries and approximately 250 volunteers. I have a Masters in Church Social Work from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. My pastor refers to me As the Mother Teresa of Montgomery. Judy has a BS in Social Work and has been Director of the Caring Center at FB,Montgomery for ten years. Before coming to this position she worked in a medical setting.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.