The School in Memphis began in 1997 by an ecumenical group of lay and clergy leaders. Then, the School offered an average of two classes a term. Now, there are about eight classes each semester. Classes are free and we regularly partner with others to support events which further our mission; to raise up Christian servant leaders for the church and the world, and in doing so, recall the church to its vocation to participate in the transforming prophetic work of Jesus in the world.
The Memphis School of Servant Leadership is one of many independently run Schools of Servant Leadership around the country. The first Servant Leadership School was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C. as part of the Church of the Saviours goal to begin a seminary for all people.