This curriculum module is designed for students in seminaries, Bible colleges, and ministry certification and leadership training programs. It may be a stand-alone seminar or integrated into another course.
- describes the module
Instructor's notes - assigned reading with discussion questions, along with a list of supplemental sources relating to the community service work of churches and faith-based organizations.
Powerpoint presentation - the findings of the study, with integrated questions for discussion.
Presentation notes - A set of more detailed notes to accompany the power point presentation.
Reading Assignments and Discussion Questions
Modules for Graduate Level Social Work Curricula
These modules are designed for use in graduate social work education programs that address the theory and practice of social work administration. They utilize materials developed as part of the Faith and Organizations project, a research/practice project designed to provide evidence based materials for faith communities and their organizations to help faith communities and FBOs understand their relationship to each other and the role of faith traditions in FBO governance, structure and programming. The core content of each module can be covered within one 2.5 hour class session, supplemented by assigned readings from the Faith and Organizations Project reports and by an implementation task designed to be carried out in the students' field setting. If needed, case histories are available through the Faith and Organizations Project website for assignments.
The three modules address the following:
Governance Structure and Style of Agency Boards in Faith Based Organizations
Structural and Procedural Diversity within Faith Based Organizations
Resources and Resourcing within Faith Based Organizations
The modules could be adapted for use with experienced professionals through continuing education units. The content can be easily adapted to a distributed learning venue. The versions presented here were designed for face-to-face classroom interaction and include: presentation of content, participant reaction and discussion of case studies, and participant-facilitator interaction.
The modules are appropriate for a range of social work courses (as suggested within the modules) in secular as well as faith-sponsored social work programs. Each module addresses core competencies required by the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards as mandated by the Council on Social Work Education.