OUR VISION
A core belief of our school is that every church in the world, by nature, is called to prepare servant leaders to follow Jesus Christ and serve God’s dream for a transformed world. The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, now in our twenty-second year, invites participants to a deeper relationship with God and with others in community, as we explore both an inward journey of personal transformation and an outward journey of sacred service. Our hope is to nurture a generation of Christian leadership which brings renewal to our churches, creates life-giving alternatives in the workplace and home, and calls forth creative new ministries to serve our local community, and helps to shape our future in accordance with God’s dream.

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: A PATH AND A PRACTICE

THE PATH OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP: THE FIVE-FOLD PATH OF SACRED SERVICE

1.  Serving God with the whole of our being

—Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, mind, soul and strength

—Presence: Unity of being — an “undivided” life — all three centers in alignment

2.  Serving the divine image in others, by recognizing that everybody (everything) we meet is the face of God

—Love your neighbor as yourself

—Awakening the intelligence of the heart — the practice of compassion

—Golden Rule — core truth at the heart of all authentic spiritual traditions

3.  Serving ourselves as sacred instruments of divine co-creation, by keeping ourselves whole through proper
     diet, rest, exercise, prayer, growth, healing

—Love yourself — deep self-acceptance

—Loving who you really are — not the “persona” (false self)

—The practice of “confessing our humanity”

—Humility: “Holding our human frailty with kindness,” “looking at our limitations with love”

 4.  Serving in our local community, by paying attention to what “stirs your soul” or “breaks your heart” and
     discerning what you realistically can do and are called to do in the local community

—Specific call — your personal history and present circumstances, how might God be calling you to serve a need that exists in your local community? in the context of the uniqueness of your life story, the particularity of your gifts, your experience,

5.  Serving the planet as a global citizen (“citizen of the kingdom”), by considering the impact our lifestyle,
    decisions, energy and actions are having on the planet and its peoples

—General call — call to a new “kingdom,” “Earth Community”

THE PRACTICE OF SERVANT LEADERSHIP

The content of servant leadership, as we teach it, invites us to “practice resurrection” in our daily life through the following three practices:

Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence

Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart

Co-Creation: Alignment with Divine Power and Purpose

Our school embraces our vision through a core curriculum, classes, workshops, spiritual practices, and special events.


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