Research

The most recent scholarly research of the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University identifies one of the modern congregation’s greatest opportunities: to create sustainable opportunities for congregants to meaningfully engage in transformational change with their communities. This could be walking alongside families in poverty, addressing hunger, or supporting local schools. C3I prioritizes research that identifies promising practices of congregation-based community change efforts.  Coming from the unique background of social work and ministry, C3I works with congregations to measure their impact and create research-based models in order to strengthen ecumenical congregations and communities across the country. 

C3I:

  1. prioritizes research that identifies promising practices of congregation-based community change efforts
  2. highlights how congregations engage culture and create sacred space for social change
  3. addresses how congregations can plan and measure their impact  

C3I is in the process of launching our Research Fellows program. For more information, click here