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Congregational Social Work: Christian Perspectives (2014)

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Congregational Social Work: Christian Perspectives by Drs. Diana Garland and Gaynor Yancey offers a compelling account of the many ways social workers serve the church as leaders of congregational life, of ministry to neighborhoods locally and globally, and of advocacy for social justice. Based on the most comprehensive study to date on social work with congregations, Congregational Social Work shares illuminating stories and experiences from social workers engaged in powerful and effective work within and in support of congregations throughout the US.

Congregational Social Work work includes chapters on topics such as:

  • What is Church Social Work?
  • Congregations as Context for Social Work
  • Social Workers as Congregational Leaders
  • Leading from Charity to Justice
  • And much more!Congregational Social Work(ISBN 978-0-9715318-8-8) is over 300 pages long and includes dozens of photos tracing the history of congregational social work. For additional information about this title, including the table of contents and preface, reviews and recommendations, a downloadable copy of the first chapter,etc, go to: Congregational Social Work Webpage



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