Reflective-generative practice: a framework for congregation-based social services
McCormack, Mark M.
Despite emerging interest in congregations as social service providers in communities across the U.S., recent studies have offered troubling critiques of congregation-based social services, namely that they exhibit limited participation from community members and consist largely of short-term programs. In response to these critiques, this paper will suggest Paul R. Dokecki's framework for reflective-generative practice as particularly applicable to congregation-based services. Following important ethical considerations for professional practice and congregation-based services, this paper discusses features of reflective-generative practice related to increased community participation and temporal-spatial generativity in congregation-based services.
McCormack, Mark M. (2012), Reflective-generative practice: a framework for congregation-based social services. Journal of Religion & Society, 14.
Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University
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