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 invites students 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 discerning our own particular "call" and giving expression to some form of life-giving service in the world. Now in our 20th year, we have welcomed participants from a wide variety of churches and organizations. We have supported persons called to serve in ministries of compassion, justice, and the alleviation of human suffering. Additionally, we have encouraged those called to practice servant leadership in their daily life and work, bringing new life to relationships, businesses, groups and organizations of all kinds.
Our hope is to nurture a generation of Christian leadership which will bring renewal to our churches, create life-giving alternatives in the workplace, call forth creative new ministries to serve our community, and help to shape our future in accordance with God's dream.
The content of servant leadership, as we teach it, is integrated through three central "practices" embodied in and through our daily living:
Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence
Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart
Co-creation: Alignment with Divine Power and Purpose
Our work continues to evolve. We have made substantial revisions to the core curriculum, resulting in a significantly clearer, emotionally resonant and conceptually coherent sequence of teaching and practices which guide participants through a process of genuine emotional and spiritual transformation. The preferred sequence is years one through three, in order; however, after taking Servant Leadership 1, any of the other core classes may be taken.
Fall Term – Servant Leadership 1: Putting on the Mind of Christ (12 weeks) (24 hours)
Winter/Spring Term – Communion: Prayer and the Practice of Presence (8 weeks) and Compassion: Awakening the Intelligence of the Heart (7 weeks) (Total of 30 hours)
Fall Term – Servant Leadership 2: Divine Therapy – Healing the Emotional Body (12 weeks) (24 hours)
Winter/Spring Term – Money: From Cultural Addiction to Spiritual Freedom (7–8 weeks) and Power: The Practice of a Third Way (7–8 weeks) (Total of 28–32 hours)
Fall Term – Call: Co-Creation and the Commitment to Sacred Service (12 weeks) (24 hours)
Winter/Spring Term – Servant Leadership 3: Practicing Resurrection (14 weeks) (28 hours)
A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the three year course work (156–164 hours of classroom instruction/experience). See our website for more information or to apply. Others are encouraged to participate in classes or practices in a sequence and pace that is nourishing to them.