Co-Serve International
Co-Serve International


Co-Serve staff currently work to develop cultures of servant leadership at the following locations around the globe:

KAZAKHSTAN: The Kazakh-American Free University
UKRAINE: Borys Grinchenko Kiev University and Wisconsin International University Ukraine
PHILIPPINES: Center for Servant Leadership Philippines
AFGHANISTAN: Institute for Leadership Development and Afghans for Progressive Thinking
THAILAND: Karen Leadership Development Program
BRAZIL: Instituto Teológico Boa Terra
USA: Deschutes Economic Alliance (Bend, Oregon)

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Co-Serve is grateful for its partnership with the following organizations:

Center for Sharing
Warner Pacific College
Northwest University

To all Co-Serve donors: 2013 giving summary reports were sent out by mail or e-mail in mid-January, 2014.  If you did not receive your report, please contact us at

January, 2014 - Co-Serve Board Retreat.  Co-Serve's Board of Directors enjoyed a time of retreat at the Center for Sharing in Pasco, Washington as they clarified their goals and vision as board members of Co-Serve.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

November, 2013 - Teachers from Kazakhstan attend VIP Academy.  In partnership with Warner Pacific College, Co-Serve invited three teachers from Kazakhstan to the Visiting International Professor (VIP) Academy, where they had an intensive 2-week experience learning about servant leadership in the classroom and in education.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

October-November, 2013 - Programs held in Afghanistan.  In October, Gary Williams and Dean Messing taught a servant leadership course at the Institute for Leadership Development and in November, Dan Ballast joined them for a training of trainers for Afghans for Progressive Thinking.  See photos on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

October-November, 2013 - Programs held in Ukraine.  In October and November, Marshall Christensen, Bill Dobrenen, David McNamee and Lynne McNamee were involved in holding a variety of seminars with students, faculty, and administration related to servant leadership and team-building at Borys Grinchenko Kiev University in Kiev, Ukraine.  See photos from their visit on Co-Serve's Facebook Page .

September-October, 2013 - Programs held in Kazakhstan.  In September and October, nine Co-Serve staff, board members and volunteers were involved at the Kazakh-American Free University, where they held a variety of courses and seminars for the university's students, faculty and administration.  Click on the following links to see photos from the overall visit , an International Conference , and an ISLP reunion .

July, 2013 - The 2013 Servant Leadership Academy.  Co-Serve is thankful to everyone who helped to make the 2013 Academy a great success. Click on the title above to see photos from the Academy with 12 students from Kazakhstan and Ukraine.  Click here to see a report that includes photos, the students' personal mission statements and a list of everyone that played a role.

April, 2013 - Co-Serve in Ukraine.  See photos from Co-Serve's work in Ukraine as it works with partner universities on developing cultures of servant leadership.

December, 2013-April, 2014 - Mentor Program.   In December, the five-month Mentor Program will begin, linking over 30 students from Kazakhstan and Ukraine with mentors around the world, as they share ideas and perspectives related to the ideas of servant leadership.

February-April, 2014 - Programs in Kazakhstan.   From February to April, a number of Co-Serve staff and volunteer teachers will be teaching and holding seminars at the Kazakh-American Free University in Kazakhstan.

April, 2014 - Programs in Ukraine.   In April, Marshall Christensen will visit Ukraine where he will continue work with Co-Serve's partner universities there.

Sponsor the 2014 Servant Leadership Academy.   Please consider investing in the lives of young leaders from around the world as a sponsor of our 2014 Servant Leadership Academy.  Learn more by clicking HERE.

July, 2014 - The 2014 Servant Leadership Academy.   Co-Serve will operate its 8th annual Servant Leadership Academy July 7-25 in the northwest region of the United States with 16 students from Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Afghanistan and Thailand.

August, 2014 - Education through Business Immersion (EBI).   Co-Serve will operate its EBI program for select students from Kazakhstan in Portland, Oregon, giving students an in-depth exposure to the values, culture and life of a particular American company.

Creating University Cultures of Leadership.  In this book by Marshall Christensen, Marshall shares about the need and strategy for changing the leadership cultures at universities in order to prepare graduates who can confront our world's leadership crisis.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Breaking the King Saul Syndrome. This book by Jonathan Martin explores the great temptation of leadership - to build your own kingdom, and its cure - to give the kingdom away to others.  Learn more and order paper or Kindle versions on our Resources Page.

Building Servant Leadership Communities.  Using this discussion guide, you can help your group grow as a community while you learn together about servant leadership.  Learn more and order copies on our Resources Page.

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