C3I develops leaders who are called to serve in congregations, faith-based social services, and social impact sectors. Through participation in our Congregational Social Work Initiative, our Master of Social Work students work alongside faculty to conduct research on current practices and the intersection faithful witness and social change. Our Master of Divinity students learn to engage social issues in the context of congregational care. Baylor students from any major can participate in leadership development activities, workshops, and research efforts. For more information, click here.
Baylor MSW students who are interested in gaining experience in Congregational Social Work can apply for stipends to work in congregational settings. Over 40 congregations have requested a GSSW MSW student to help shape their congregation’s community engagement. For more information, click here.
Additionally, C3I partners provide continuing education to congregational staff and lay leaders who are part of community engagement in their own cities across the nation. Using video technology, in-person workshops, and curated resources, C3I partners provide trainings for church staff, denominational leaders and regional associations on topics such as addressing hunger, holistic community transformation, biblical foundations for doing justice, and church and community assessments. Examples of past workshops include: