To really belong to one another
and to depend on one another–
to really share a common destiny–
is difficult for a community that
wants to be diverse. It is also the
community’s only hope of survival.
Whether or not we will be honest
with each other, whether or
not we will let ourselves
be truly known,
~ N. Gordon Cosby
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 encounters each semester.
Classes are affordable and most offerings
are free as we regularly partner with others to support events which further our mission:
The Mission of the Memphis School of Servant Leadership is 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. Classes are designed to challenge persons to be, say, and do the Gospel ---
for the sake of the world.
In this way, we believe we become what the
prophet Isaiah called, "repairers of the breach and restorers of the streets to live in."
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 Saviour's goal
to begin a seminary for all people.