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Department of Social Work

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to lead the advancement of integrating Christian faith with social work practice, scholarship, and service locally, nationally, and internationally. 

Our mission is to provide a creative and supportive learning environment that integrates Christian faith and equips students to master requisite practice competencies while encouraging compassionate service.

Department Chair Message

How does a department of social work go about fulfilling a vision and mission statement that seeks to integrate Christian faith and social work practice and empower our students to work locally, nationally, and internationally? The answer is trusting in and depending upon the sustainability that comes from a relationship with Jesus Christ.  

Past themes for the Department have included such phrases as “for such a time as this (Esther 4:14)”, “we can certainly do it (Numbers 13:30)” and tapping into the water that flows from the sanctuary that sustains growth along the river banks of life (Ezekiel 47:12). In the coming years, our goal will be to continue to create and sustain radiant relationships (Hebrews 1:3) at all levels of life - for our faculty, staff, students, and future clients

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