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What Does it Mean to be a Christian Social Worker Part 2

Being an uncommon Christian social worker in a common world means embodying the principles of both faith and social work while engaging with the challenges of the world we live in. It means striving to integrate Christian values and principles into one’s professional practice while responding to the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

The uncommon Christian social worker seeks to serve others with compassion, respect, and empathy, regardless of their background or beliefs. They are committed to advocating for social justice, promoting human rights, and alleviating suffering. Their faith motivates them to serve those who are marginalized, vulnerable, and oppressed. In a common world that often prioritizes materialism, individualism, and self-interest, the uncommon Christian social worker strives to prioritize the needs of others. They recognize the intrinsic worth and value of every person and seek to empower them to achieve their full potential.

Creativity is also essential for an uncommon Christian social worker. They recognize that every individual and situation is unique, and they approach their work with flexibility, openness, and a willingness to think outside the box. They are innovative and resourceful in their problem-solving and seek to find creative solutions to complex issues.

Ultimately, being an uncommon Christian social worker means striving to integrate faith and practice in a way that honors both. It requires a commitment to ongoing learning, reflection, and growth. As such, an uncommon Christian social worker is a lifelong learner who recognizes that they do not have all the answers but is willing to continue the journey of discovery, transformation, and service.

De’Vaun Williams is a Sophomore at Concordia University Wisconsin majoring in Social Work with a Psychology Minor. He is from San Diego, California and currently plays football at CUW.

5 thoughts on “What Does it Mean to be a Christian Social Worker Part 2

  1. I love how you identified Creativity as essential. It takes creativity to be able to incorporate our faith in practices, or to practice as a social worker with the attitude of Christ inwardly, where are works are seen at face-value. Great reminders, thank you!

  2. I appreciated reading De’Vaun’s description of what it means to be a Christian social worker. He acknowledged that to be a Christian social worker means recognizing that it is a journey, not a destination. When we seek to love others with the love of the Lord it will take us to places that we did not plan. It also means that we must be courageous, willing to stand in the gap for truth.

  3. Thoughtful article which articulates the mission of social work and Christianity. Thank you for sharing this perspective and confirming why I am a Christian Social Worker.

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