Audio Conference Webinar

Impacting a Community through Christian Community Development

DATE: February 26, 2018
TIME: 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm (Eastern)

CE Hours: 1.25


Erin Woodson & Elizabeth Patterson Roe

DescriptionLearning ObjectivesIndividual Rates


Christian Community Development values, aligned with both social work and biblical values, have the potential to impact communities that are often left at the margins of society. This presentation will briefly overview the work of South Street Ministries, then describe the process of developing a community impact assessment in partnership with a local university.

Results of the impact study will be shared with the goal of learning how principles of community development can successfully impact a community. From the experiences of eighteen years of community development efforts, this presentation will enable participants to learn how to apply faith-based strategies of community development in order to maximize positive community impact of Christian community development efforts.


1. History of Summit Lake-5 min

2. Description of South Street Ministries- 5 min

3. CCDA Principles-2 min

4. Our Personal Story of Involvement- 5 min

5. Malone/South Street Partnership- 3 min

6. Planning the Community Assessment- 5 min

7. Conducting the Assessment-5 min

8. Results- 15 min

9. Results combined with other assessments-5 min

10. Related Community Development Work-5 min

11. Lessons Learned-5 min

12. Q and A- 10 min


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Gordon, W; Perkins, J. (2013). Making Neighborhoods Whole. A Handbook for Christian Community Development. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

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Download the Training Outline

Primary Audience: Social workers,humman services managers and administrators, clergy, students
Primary Content Level: Basic Intermediate

Learning Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the basic principles of Christian Community Development as applied to a South Akron Community over the past 18 years
  • Describe the process of a designing a community impact assessment to assess community development efforts
  • Outline how to apply strategies of community development in their social work practice.

  • Individual Registration Rates

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    Full-time Student

    Non-Member Rate



    Full-time Student


    CE Accreditation Information
    NACSW, provider no.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 through 1/27/18. NACSW maintains 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 id:SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours for participating in this training. It is important for participants to contact their own licensing boards licensing boards to verify that this training meets their requirements for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

    Requirements for Earning CE Contact Hours for an audio conference:
    Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for audio conference workshops include: a) listening in to the two-hour audio conference workshop; b) completing an on-line evaluation of the session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the "open-book" post-workshop quiz for this session. Participants who meet these requirements will be able to download and print out a CE certificate online immediately after submitting the session evaluation and post-workshop quiz.

    Registration Fee and Refund Policy: The registration fee (for non-members only) covers participation in the full conference session, as well as costs associated with producing a continuing education certificate. Upon request via made email or telephone up to one week prior to this session, a registrant will receive a full refund (minus a processing fee). No refunds can be provided after this time.

    Grievance Procedure: Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this regional conference is encouraged to communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after the conference. 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.

    Accommodations: Please contact NACSW, 888-426-4712, at least 30 days before the event if you would like to request a special accommodation.

    Training Format and Interactivity: Audio conference webinars have been designed so that individuals or groups may participate simply by calling in to a designated telephone number provided by NACSW. In addition, interested participants may simultaneously log into this workshop via their computers or mobile devices to follow the presenter's PowerPoint presentation on-line, see the presenter on screen, and engage in interactive chat during the session. Although this session is a form of distance education, participants have direct access (via their telephones) to the presenter at several intervals during the webinar when participants' phone lines are unmuted to facilitate question and answer sessions with the presenter. In addition, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments via a chat feature embedded in the webinar software, to which the presenter is able to respond during the session. Lastly, presenters' email addresses are made available to participants should they want to contact the presenter after the audio conference webinar.