Social Work Faculty Publications

Title

Exploring the Role of Research in Evangelical Service Organizations: Lessons from a University/Agency Partnership

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 2009

Journal Title

Social Work and Christianity

ISSN

0737-5778

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

217

Last Page

229

Abstract

Amid the continuum of different types of religious organizations and the growing interest of religion in the social work literature, we put forward an article that focuses on evangelical organizations. Our goals in this paper are threefold. First, we examine the context of evangelical organizations providing services and the unique role of research in such settings. Second, we present our findings and experiences from a recent research partnership with an evangelical organization. Third, we set forth recommendations for future university/agency partnerships with evangelical organizations.

Keywords

Evangelical, organization, partnership, practice, research

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