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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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Co-Serve donors:  Your 2017 Giving Summary Reports were mailed or e-mailed in mid-January, 2018. If you did not get your report or need a duplicate, please contact us at

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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 you can become a sponsor of our 2018 Servant Leadership Academy and invest in the lives of 15 young leaders from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, and Ukraine.

Upcoming Events
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December, 2017 - May, 2018
2017-2018 Mentor Program

Students from Kazakhstan, Afghanistan and Ukraine will be paired with Co-Serve mentors from the USA and around the world for the 2nd step of Co-Serve's International Servant Leadership Program, where mentors and students discuss a servant leadership topic in depth each weak over a 5 month period.

February 1 - May 15, 2018
Global Spring 2018 Programs

Co-Serve staff, board members and volunteer teachers will be involved with our partners and programs in Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Ukraine, Philippines and Thailand this Spring.

May 21 - June 4, 2018
The 2018 Servant Leadership Academy

For the first time, Co-Serve will hold its annual Servant Leadership Academy in Kazakhstan, helping 15 students from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Afghanistan to experience real-life examples of servant leadership.