Community Building

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Ephesians 4:16 states, “From Him the whole body grows, fitted and held together through every supporting ligament. As each one does its part, the body grows in love.” We are connected as Christians through Christ, and this connection helps us grow.

Community building is a central part of both social work and Christian faith. As social workers, we seek to build and sustain healthy communities that empower and connect people. As Christians, community involves sharing a life in Christ; it can be central in how we experience, worship, serve, and experience our Lord.

Consider what your faith community means to you and how your faith community has become an integral part of your desire to enter into the social work profession.

Upon successful completion of this assignment, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate Christ-like attitudes, values, worldviews, and ethical and professional behavior within advanced clinical practice. (ILO 1)
  • Examine the impact of Christian influences on social welfare. (PO 5, ILO 5)
  • Demonstrate character, scholarship, and leadership in becoming a world changer through application to personal life and professional social work practice.

Resources

  • Bible

Background Information

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:4–7 (NIV)

“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, please the widow’s cause” Isaiah 1:17 (NIV).

“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy” Proverbs 31:8, 9 (NIV).

But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

1 John 3:17, 18 (NIV)

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.

Luke 4:18, 19 (NIV)


Instructions

  1. Review the rubric to make sure you understand the criteria for earning your grade.
  2. Write a one-paragraph response to each of the following questions:
    1. What does community mean to you in your life?
    2. What role has community played in your faith journey?
  3. Before finalizing your work, ensure that you:
    1. Have followed the assignment instructions carefully.
    2. Use the computer’s spelling and grammar check.
    3. Use APA format for organization, style, and source credits, including:
      1. 12-point, double-spaced Times New Roman font
      2. One-inch margins on all sides
      3. Normal character spacing
      4. In-text citations
      5. Title page and reference page (may not have reference page as it is not required to list Bible in references)
      6. Properly formatted headings

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