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date: 19 August 2017

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The term “Christian social services” refers to the involvement of persons and agencies that identify themselves as having a Christian faith orientation that motivates their response to the material and interpersonal needs of persons not met by family or the larger community. This entry describes formalized services provided through organizations, including congregations, as well as agencies and organizations affiliated with congregations.

Keywords: Christian, ministry, volunteers, congregations, faith-based, religion, religiously affiliated, social service

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