NACSW Online Continuing Education

Administrative Practices in Religious Organizations
Length: 3 CEU Hours
Primary Audience:
  • Administrators, social workers
Practice Level(s):
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Text-based
Number of CE Hours: 3

Gaynor Yancey
Robin K. Rogers
Jon Singletary
Michael Sherr
Aaron Tyler
Jay Poole
John C. Rife
Fran Pearson
Wayne R. Moore
Angela Dennison
Daphne Paul
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The purpose of this course is to call attention to administrative practices in the context of religious organizations; more specifically, the skills and assets that social workers bring to administrative leadership and management practices in religious organizations. The articles contained in this course address those administrative practices, congregational social work planning, and church-based program planning.


  • Administration and Work with Organizations

Sample Content

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

1. List ways in which assets and skills intrinsic to the field of professional social work inform the operational framework of faith-based organizations dedicated to inter-communal reconciliation.

2. Describe the emergent alternative to the rationalist models of planning that are dominant today among contemporary organizations, including congregations and small religious nonprofit organizations.

3. Describe the context of evangelical organizations providing social work services and the unique role of research in those settings.


The following text-based course contains five separate readings pertaining to the use of a faith perspective when looking at social work. The articles are as follows: A Study of Administrative Practices in Religious Organizations by Gaynor Yancey, Robin K. Rogers, Jon Singletary, and Michael Sherr, Blessed are the Peacemakers: How Assets and Skills Intrinsic to Professional Social Work are Informing International RAOs and the Work of Inter-communal Reconciliation by Aaron Tyler, Developing Community Partnerships with Religiously Affiliated Organizations to Address Aging Needs: A Case Study of the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative by Jay Poole, John C. Rife, Fran Pearson, and Wayne R. Moore, The Emergent Journey of Church-Based Program Planning by Jon E. Singletary, and Exploring the Role of Research in Evangelical Service Organizations: Lessons from a University/Agency Partnership by Michael E. Sherr, Robin K. Rogers, Angela Dennison, and Daphne Paul.


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 3 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.