A new podcast every quarter for your listening pleasure!
NACSW records and makes available to its members and friends a wide variety of presentations and discussions on topics focused on the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional social work practice. Our “Quarterly Podcast” program features a new podcast at least every quarter for your listening pleasure! Below you will find a link to this quarter’s featured podcast.
Faith, Stewardship, and Wealth Creation: Envisioning a Role for Churches in Asset Building Initiatives
Trina Shanks, PhD
In the past 25 years, families that are the most economically secure have prospered greatly while the poorest families have struggled. This means that most families have a place to live and meet their basic necessities but have little to show for years of work and won’t have enough to support themselves adequately in retirement. This reality is even starker when we consider race and ethnicity.
Given that churches and places of worship have regular interaction with much of the population and are often the most trusted institutions in local communities, they are in a unique positon to reverse these trends and actively influence wealth creation. This presentation describes three ways that churches can help improve the financial capability and status of members and help create shared prosperity: a) financial education providing workshops and support for congregants and the local community to help them reach financial goals and reduce debt; b) entrepreneurship which can entail offering training, promotion and support for individual businesses as well as the creation of cooperative and church-affiliated businesses; c) sponsoring or promoting Individual Development Accounts and other asset building efforts.
Non-members, please contact the NACSW office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The views expressed in its podcasts do not necessarily reflect those of NACSW. As such, inclusion of any particular podcast speaker in these archives should not be understood to necessarily imply endorsement or certification of the speaker’s qualifications, ability, or proficiency to integrate faith and practice or practice social work. NACSW does not assume responsibility for listener’s efforts to apply or utilize information contained in its podcasts.
Want to learn more?
After you have enjoyed this month’s podcast, you might want to:
- Register for NACSW’s next quarterly audio conference webinar (1.25 CEUs), now available to current members at no cost
- Sign up for NACSW’s Facebook Fan Page, Facebook group, or LinkedIn page.
- Check out NACSW’s Christian JobNet, an online job posting services for Christians in social work
- Find out about NACSW’s next Annual Convention