Servantworks a U.S. based 501(c)3 organization committed to personal and societal transformation, based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
We are people who have found the other-centeredness of Jesus to be so transformational in our own lives and families that we have chosen to commit ourselves to the same. We seek to follow the example of Jesus within our contexts, while at the same crossing geographical and social boundaries in order to care for others.
In terms of religious labels, we are Christian. However we find that the broad label of Christianity includes many traditions and values that are far removed from the life and teaching Jesus. So while we recognize and appreciate the diversity and positive contributions of Christian traditions over the centuries, we prefer to focus on the person of Jesus himself particularly as detailed in the New Testament, and base our personal and corporate values on him as closely as possible.
Of course our lives are quite different from Jesus, a single, homeless itinerant in an era much simpler and slower paced than today. But the guiding principles we learn from Jesus are timeless and universal.
Deep Before Wide
Our healing, recovery and leadership-development emphasis require a slow, small approach. We try to choose a narrow, quality focus, and our goal is to be teachers who thrill in the success of our students.
Reach • Teach • Send
We follow Jesus’ example to go to where people are hurting, patiently teach and model new paradigms that are often slowly caught, and prepare those who experience healing and growth to be transforming leaders, able to do the same.
We believe that age, sexuality, education, social class, economic status, talent, or past experience are not limiting factors of a person’s potential. We serve with the expectation that all have wonderful potential waiting to be revealed.
We do our best to ask questions, try new methods, and evaluate our work with improvement in mind. Our guiding questions include:
How can we treat people as Jesus did?
- How can we improve effectiveness in healing broken people?
- How can we help everyone to achieve their full God-given potential?
How can we make wholeness central to our efforts?
- How can we build and nurture healing, loving and empowering communities?
- How may we improve ways of working to help people do their best and work successfully, especially those with limitations?
How can we support social transformation?
- What practical steps can we make to impact social, economic and political systems?
- How can we help open doors of opportunity typically closed to women and other disadvantaged groups?
Interested in tackling these questions with us?
We’d love to hear from you.