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Until then, read the writings below from current students, alumni, and current faculty and staff on topics within social work that impact congregations and communities: 

Pastors "get real" with congregations

What Collective Trauma Teaches Congregations

Why All Congregational Ministry Should be Trauma Ministry

Spiritual Trauma and Congregations: A Missing Link

Spiritual Care and First Responders: Why Bother?

Spiritual Formation: One Season at a Time 

Where is Home for You?