NACSW Online Continuing Education

Social Work and the Kingdom of God
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1

Ken Stoltzfus, PhD, MSW, LISWS 
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This training will demonstrate the presenter's unique way of exploring social work as it relates to the Bible in his undergraduate classes (used in Intro to Social Work and Practice Skills courses). The presenter will lay out the format of the class session, which includes review questions, lecture, and discussion. This training will also explore a range of discussion possibilities in the classroom.


  • Social Work Education

Sample Content

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

Have a better understanding of one's own religious beliefs and values

Understand the broad definition of shalom in the Bible and how that translates to social work

Make connections between social justice, advocacy, work on behalf of populations at risk, and the life and ministry of Christ.



Ken Stoltzfus is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Social Sciences Department at LCC International University. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences Education from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree in Social Work from Temple University, and a PhD in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University. Ken is also a Licensed Independent Social Worker Supervisor (Ohio). Prior to his appointment at LCC, Ken spent nine years as a member of the Social Work faculty at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He served as Chair of the Social Work Department for four years (2008-2012). Prior to his academic career, Dr. Stoltzfus worked as a counselor and administrator at a number of human service agencies, including a residential substance abuse treatment facility for adolescent males, a faith-based addiction treatment clinic, and a community-based mental health program. Ken received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Lecturing/Research Award in 2010; this award allowed him to lecture at Saratov State Technical University (in Saratov, Russian Federation) and to conduct research on faith-based substance abuse rehabilitation in the Russian Federation. His research interests include substance abuse, spirituality, and professional faith integration.

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.