Co-Serve International
Co-Serve International


Co-Serve staff currently work to develop cultures of servant leadership at the following locations around the globe:

KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh-American Free University
UKRAINE: Borys Grinchenko Kiev University and Wisconsin International University Ukraine
PHILIPPINES: Center for Servant Leadership Philippines
AFGHANISTAN: Institute for Leadership Development and Afghans for Progressive Thinking
THAILAND: Karen Leadership Development Program
BRAZIL: Instituto Teológico Boa Terra
USA: Deschutes Economic Alliance (Bend, Oregon)

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Co-Serve is grateful for its partnership with the following organizations:

Center for Sharing
Warner Pacific College
Northwest University

2014 GIVING REPORTS   To all Co-Serve donors: 2014 Giving Reports were mailed to your address on file during the last week of January.  If you do not receive your report, please contact us at

March, 2015 - Teachers from Kazakhstan attend VIP Program in Oregon.  In partnership with Warner Pacific College, Co-Serve invited three teachers/administrators from Kazakhstan to the Visiting International Professor (VIP) Program, where they had an intensive 2-week experience learning about servant leadership in the classroom and in education.  See photos on our Facebook page.

March, 2015 - KAFU 20th Anniversary held in Portland.   The Kazakh-American Free University celebrated their 20th anniversary at Warner Pacific College on March 11.  Co-Serve is thankful for the approximately 100 people who attended, including those who have partnered with KAFU as host homes, host businesses, American universities, American churches, and American businesses.  See photos on our Facebook page.

December, 2014 - Deeper Life Retreat in the Philippines.   Co-Serve staff, Lu Hawley, held a deeper life retreat for students and staff of the Center for Servant Leadership Philippines (CSLP).  Leaders of the Karen Leadership Development Program will also visit CSLP to share ideas on building servant leadership communities.  See photos on our Facebook page.

November, 2014 - Thailand Seminar.   Dan Ballast visited the Karen Leadership Development Program in Chiang Mai, Thailand and held a servant leadership seminar for their students, mentors and board members.

October, 2014 - Programs in Ukraine.  Marshall Christensen led two ISLP groups at our partner universities in Ukraine and also met with many program directors and alumni.  See photos on our Facebook page.

September, 2014 - Programs and Conference in Kazakhstan.  Many Co-Serve staff, board members and teachers were involved in programs at the Kazakh-American Free University in September, including attending the university's 20th anniversary event.  See photos from the anniversary and from the latest ISLP group.

August, 2014 - EBI Program Gives Amazing Experiences.   Co-Serve held its Education through Business Immersion (EBI) program July 25 - August 18 for eight students from Kazakhstan in Portland, Oregon, giving students an in-depth exposure to the values, culture and life of American companies that demonstrate servant leadership.  See more on our Facebook Page.

July, 2014 - Servant Leadership Academy Impacts 14 Students.   The 8th annual Servant Leadership Academy provided 14 students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Thailand and Afghanistan with an intensive opportunity to experience a series of servant leadership communities over a 17 day period. Learn more on our 2014 Academy Page.

Learn how you can become a sponsor of our 2015 Servant Leadership Academy on our Academy Sponsor Page.

ALL ISLP ALUMNI!   Please visit our new ALUMNI PAGE where you can see a list of all of our alumni and update your information.  You can also read our latest alumni newsletter HERE.

December, 2014 - April, 2015 - Mentor Program.   Co-Serve's Mentor Program is currently taking place with 24 students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

February - May, 2015 - Co-Serve in Kazakhstan.  This Spring, Co-Serve staff and volunteer teachers will be teaching and carrying out on-going programs at the Kazakh-American Free University.  This will include the first ISLP alumni conference in Kazakhstan.

April, 2015 - Co-Serve in Ukraine.  Marshall Christensen will continue Co-Serve's programs at our partner universities in Kiev.  This will include the first ISLP alumni conference in Ukraine.

July, 2015 - The 2015 Servant Leadership Academy.  The 2015 Servant Leadership Academy will be held in the northwest United States from July 6-24 for students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Afghanistan.

July - August, 2015 - EBI Program in Oregon.  The 2015 Education through Business Immersion Program (EBI) will be held from July 24 - August 17.  The program will immerse 5 students from Kazakhstan in American businesses while they live with American host families. Click HERE to learn more.

Creating University Cultures of Leadership.  In this book by Marshall Christensen, Marshall shares about the need and strategy for changing the leadership cultures at universities in order to prepare graduates who can confront our world's leadership crisis.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Breaking the King Saul Syndrome. This book by Jonathan Martin explores the great temptation of leadership - to build your own kingdom, and its cure - to give the kingdom away to others.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Building Servant Leadership Communities.  Using this discussion guide, you can help your group grow as a community while you learn together about servant leadership.  Learn more and order copies on our Resources Page.

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Co-Serve International is a 501(c)(3) public charity.