February 16, 2007

Diana Garland, Dean of Baylor's School of Social Work, To Deliver Auchmuty Lecture

"... Garland is a noted family scholar and has pioneered research in the integration of faith and service in congregations and in religiously affiliated organizations..."

Dr. Diana R. GarlandDr. Diana R. Garland, Dean of the School of Social Work at Baylor University, will present Samford's second annual Auchmuty Lecture on Tuesday, March 6 at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. with a reception following in the Samford In Mission (SIM) Forum, 135 Brooks Hall.

Garland is a noted family scholar and has pioneered research in the integration of faith and service in congregations and in religiously affiliated organizations. She has served on Baylor's faculty since 1997. She previously served as Professor of Social Work at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kentucky, where she was on the faculty for 17 years and was Dean of the Carver School of Church Social Work.

In addition to publishing more than 70 professional articles and book chapters, Garland  is author, co-author, or editor of 17 books. The most recent are Flawed Families of the Bible: How God Works through Imperfect Relationships (co-authored with David Garland) and Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families: Living the Faith Every Day.  Her book Family Ministry: A Comprehensive Guide (InterVarsity Press) was winner of the 2000 Book of the Year Award of the Academy of Parish Clergy.

The lecture, free-of-charge and open to the public, is a presentation of Samford's James A. Auchmuty, Jr., Congregational Leadership Fund. Auchmuty was pastor of Birmingham's Shades Crest Baptist Church for 27 years.

Garland and her husband, Dr. David Garland, will also help lead  Festival of the Family activities on Saturday, March 3, and special worship experiences on Sunday, March 4, at Shades Crest Baptist Church.

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Diana R. Garland

Baylor University School of Social Work

Shades Crest Baptist Church