Thank you for visiting the updated web-site of Co-Serve International. Let us briefly introduce ourselves...
Co-Serve International (or "Co-Serve") was formed in 1997 when a group of educators and business people from Oregon responded to an invitation to help a university in Kazakhstan develop leaders for their newly independent nation.
Since that time, Co-Serve has expanded its work to support leadership development in countries around the world, including Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Brazil.
We love to be involved in places of learning as we believe many of tomorrow's leaders are found in today's classrooms. We also believe that our world is in great need of leaders - leaders of vision and integrity who understand that life is a great opportunity, not to be served, but to serve others. As such, Co-Serve International is all about sharing the principles and ideas of servant leadership.
At its heart, Co-Serve is about people - our staff, volunteers, partners and friends around the world who have decided to join our mission to model and cultivate servant leadership communities in a variety of contexts - in classrooms, educational institutions, non-profits, faith communities and businesses. When we talk about servant leadership communities, we mean communities that see each person as incredibly valuable and who help each person to know and pursue their unique calling in connection with others.
Servant leadership is not easy - it requires sacrifice and commitment. We are thankful for the opportunity to journey with friends around the world as we learn from each other, share ideas, and encourage one other.
Our Facebook Page is a great way to see recent news and engage with the people and events of Co-Serve.
See updates about our alumni around the world.
Learn how to order books, like Jonathan Martin's "Breaking the King Saul Syndrome" on our Resources page.
Co-Serve staff and volunteers will be travelling from September to November to be involved in servant leadership courses and other educational programs at our partner institutions in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Afghanistan.
Three leaders from the Kazakh-American Free University will participate in Co-Serve's International Educators Academy (IEA) in Portland, Oregon in partnership with Warner Pacific College (WPC). This intensive program will expose them to a servant leadership culture in higher education and help them consider how to implement aspects of that culture back at their university.
The 2016-2017 Mentor Program will connect mentors with students in Co-Serve's programs in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Afghanistan. This program involves a weekly Internet-based discussion that helps students and mentors to consider how servant leadership principles apply to their lives.