Servant Teams combines in-depth training in holistic mission with humble service among the most vulnerable. Join a diverse group of team members committed to sharing God’s love both locally and globally. During the first 3 months, team members join together in Portland, Oregon. They engage locally in academic and experience-based training in missional theology and community development. During the following 3 months, teams are sent out globally to serve in hands-on ministry among the poor. Apply to join a team, or support their work using the links below.
As part of a six-month Servant Team, you will grow as an urban missional leader through a combination of place-based theological processing, daily missional liturgy, urban ministry, organizational internship, and cross-cultural experiences. You will also benefit from a robust reading list and corresponding reflection papers, as well as exposure to seasoned missional leaders and Christian community development practitioners.
Along the way you will laugh, cry, sweat, learn, and grow into a more alive follower of Jesus. You will hear tragic stories and encounter difficult and complex questions. You will experience the beauty of different cultures and various expressions of Christian faith. You will be stretched beyond what you thought was possible. And through it all, you will see God working redemption and hope, even in the bleakest of situations.