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North American Association of Christians in Social Work


History and Leadership

NACSW is an interdenominational and international organization which grew out of a series of annual conferences beginning in 1950. In 1954, NACSW was incorporated in the state of Illinois, in 1957 became the National Association of Christians in Social Work, and in 1984 adopted its present name

Leadership is vested in a Board of Directors composed of at least twelve NACSW members elected by the membership for three-year terms. The Board employs a part- time executive director, who carries out the operations of the organization. NACSW is incorporated in the State of Illinois and registered as a foreign corporation in the State of Connecticut. It is exempt from federal income tax under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.


NACSW equips its members to integrate Christian faith and professional social work practice. To fulfill its mission, NACSW offers the following services and benefits to its individual and organizational members: