THE OFFICIAL BIO
I am a professional social worker with an MSW who worked as a counselor and case manager for outpatient mental health services for over 18 years. I also worked in the university setting with students who have disabilities as well as in residential care treatment programs and psychiatric hospitals with troubled adults, children, and adolescents.
Ministry: Most recently, I served as a church counselor for women in crisis, planned and coordinated social and ministry activities for church singles groups, ministered as an altar prayer partner after church services, and prayed weekly for our church in one of our many weekly prayer teams. I have taken extensive course work in Biblical counseling. I completed a 2-year certification in ministry by my previous church as well as a certificate in worship.
I have also taught a workshop at a Christian singles retreat; created, edited and coordinated publicity and newsletters for church singles groups; taught and wrote curriculum for children’s Sunday school; led women’s home Bible studies and discipleship groups; sang in several church choirs; participated in several weekly prayer ministries; created & directed choreography and designed costumes for children in a church-wide Christmas cantata; and gone on several short-term missionary trips overseas and in Mexico.
I was the author of Care for the Caregiver, a monthly inspirational email column designed specifically for social workers and other professional caregivers. For over 2 ½ years, I encouraged professional caregivers to attend to self-care by presenting a short article on one of many aspects of self-care, then researching and providing links to articles, videos, slide shows, and websites on these facets of self-care. I also contributed articles for the God’s Vitamin C for the Soul series as well as to the quarterly newsletter for NACSW’s (North American Association of Christians in Social Work’s), The Catalyst.
My ministry focus and experience includes Christian singles, self-care, total body sanctification, the pre-eminence of one’s identity in Christ (especially for Christian women in a secular work environment), the restoration of people to the original plan of our God and Creator, and spiritual warfare. My ultimate goal is to be published as a prolific writer who actually gets paid to write (LOL), and to minister overseas as a social work missionary.
Please check out my Facebook page, “For single Christians: One is a Whole Number,” for daily inspiration and information at https://www.facebook.com/4singlechristians/.
I’m on Instagram @glendaggordon.
I’m on Pinterest at https://www.pinterest.com/glendaggordon/for-single-christians-one-is-a-whole-number/.
I blog for Single Matters at http://www.singlematters.com/author/glenda-gordon/ .
I will make yet more changes to this page in the future to see if you are paying attention. ha ha!
All articles on my blog site are © Glenda Gordon unless otherwise noted.