Category Archives: Social Work

10 Ways Committees Fail 8-10

8. Lack of Leadership. Committees still need leaders.  Leadership in committees looks different.  (Perhaps this is an entirely different blog post for another time.)  Leaders who are good at listening, restating, and building a healthy consensus before moving on help … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a Course to Calling Onward!

Continuing the course to my call. The conclusion of my story is hopefully a long way off, so instead of a conclusion, I will put my aspirations for the future and reflect on growth that I need to continue making.  … Continue reading

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Waypoints: Plotting a course to calling Waypoint 3: Gordon College

Waypoint 3 – Adelphi University, Bayport, NY I returned to Long Island to pursue my MSW from a rather prestigious clinical social work school (ranked in top ten of all CSW schools).  I purposed to develop my counseling skills and … Continue reading

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Ministry Experience

I’ve been bi-vocational for awhile, often Social Work has taken the lead, as I am a clinical social worker and that has enabled me to get my ministry degrees.  Also, if you consider all a social worker does, you can … Continue reading

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Profile of an Abuser

Below is the profile of an abuser that I borrowed from CPYU.org. I think it is essential that church leaders figure this out and get this out there.  States don’t differentiate between psychological, physical and sexual abuse in their mandatory … Continue reading

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Book Review: Girls Uncovered

In an earlier post, I talked extensively about Teen Mom and Abstinence Argument, in which I discussed several factors why birth control isn’t the best idea for the heart and soul for teens who bear the brunt of emotional scarring … Continue reading

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Top Ten Posts for March 2012

Youth Ministry and Creating Change 9 Priorities in Starting a Youth Ministry (Part 1) Confidentiality: Keeping Personal Things Private Coping through a Miscarriage About Me What should an Ideal Pastor’s wife Be??? Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse Ministry … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Parents not comfortable teaching kids about money

Parents uncomfortable discussing money with their kids. Reading through my blogs, and news apps, I discovered this article from Forbes giving details of a survey of why Parents don’t teach their kids about money matters.  Here’s an excerpt of their … Continue reading

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Spirit-Filled Social Work

Spirit Filled Social Work Recently found: Spirit Filled Social Work, a great blog by @SOWKConfessions.  Here is an excerpt from their latest blog: Spirit Filled Social Work Understanding the purpose and presence of the Holy Spirit is not something that … Continue reading

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Social Work Infographic From USC

Social Work is still an expanding field.  I would encourage those entering youth ministry to look into a training in social work to help build a skill set that will help them in ministry for years to come.

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