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Welcome to our web-site.

Co-Serve International's mission is to model and cultivate servant leadership communities around the world.  We hope this site will help you to learn more about what that means and how you might get involved.

Thank you for visiting the web-site of Co-Serve International.  Let us briefly introduce ourselves...

Co-Serve International (or "Co-Serve") was formed in 1997 when a group of educators and business people from Oregon responded to an invitation to help a university in Kazakhstan develop leaders for their newly independent nation.

Since that time, Co-Serve has expanded its work to support leadership development in countries around the world, including Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines, India and Brazil.


We love to be involved in places of learning as we believe many of tomorrow's leaders are found in today's classrooms.  We also believe that our world is in great need of leaders - leaders of vision and integrity who understand that life is a great opportunity, not to be served, but to serve others.  As such, Co-Serve International is all about sharing the principles and ideas of servant leadership.

At its heart, Co-Serve is about people - our staff, volunteers, partners and friends around the world who have decided to join our mission to model and cultivate servant leadership communities in a variety of contexts -  in classrooms, educational institutions, non-profits, faith communities and businesses.  When we talk about servant leadership communities, we mean communities that see each person as incredibly valuable and who help each person to know and pursue their unique calling in connection with others.


Servant leadership is not easy - it requires sacrifice and commitment.  We are thankful for the opportunity to journey with friends around the world as we learn from each other, share ideas, and encourage one other.

Engage with Co-Serve
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Our Facebook Page is a great way to see recent news and engage with the people and events of Co-Serve.

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See updates about our alumni around the world.

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Learn how to order books, like Jonathan Martin's "Breaking the King Saul Syndrome" on our Resources page.

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Learn how to sponsor a student in our 2017 summer programs.

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Please join us on August 12 in Portland, Oregon where you can learn from the experiences of Co-Serve partners from around the world.

Upcoming Events
June 24 - July 10, 2017
Servant Leadership Academy in Kiev, Ukraine

The "Academy" will bring together at least 15 students from Kazakhstan and Ukraine and will expose students to some amazing examples of servant leadership while helping them to grow in their understanding of servant leadership, community and their calling.

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July 14 - August 1, 2017
International Leadership Exchange Program in Colorado

The "ILEP" will bring together at least 7 students from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and the USA and help them consider their purpose as they experience excellent companies and organizations in Colorado.

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August 3 - 28, 2017
Education through Business Immersion in Portland, Oregon

The "EBI" program immerses students in the life of a single company or organization, allowing students to more deeply experience the life and relationships of a servant leadership community.

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August 6 - 14, 2017
International Partners Conference

Co-Serve's staff, champions and key partners from around the world will gather in Portland, Oregon to learn from each other and to develop a vision for their future work and partnership.