CFS offers churches and non-profits, opportunities and a process in which individuals and/or organizations can explore what piece they might hold to the building of a better society. Studies show that only 3% of those who want to make a difference with their lives have ever received any training for how to do that specifically within their community. CFS offers work based on an experiential educational curriculum (following an action-reflection-action model) within a small group, community-nurturing setting designed to help individuals and groups discover and/or deepen their gifts, core values, passion and purpose with the goal being to live them out within the context they feel most called to. We believe, that by discovering and tending to your specific piece of the ‘garden’ you are able to offer your best gift to the repair and healing of the world.
Orientations are offered for those interested in exploring our exploring our curriculum and teaching style. Following that, courses can range from 1 month to 6 or 8 months depending on the topics covered.
“Saying that my SLD experience has been life changing may sound a bit cliché, however, it is certainly not an exaggeration. Learning to serve taught me that I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was and learning to lead accentuated my brokenness and paved the way to healing. Although arduous at times, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
-Rick Griffin, Executive Director, Jubilee Youth Ranch
The SLS changed my life. It was my very first experience in a community that allowed me to go on a deep inner journey, accepting my areas of brokenness and considering my real God-given calling. The SLS revealed to me the amazing, but often ignored, truth that we are ‘broken to be given.’ As a result of the SLS I see people differently – imagining the amazing gifts they have to give that flow out of their brokenness and poverty. I learned that service is very different than charity – it is a communal giving of our lives for each other.
-Dr. Dan Ballast, President,Co-Serve International
There are so many benefits and so much to consider and think about. I really enjoyed the class and am so thankful for Cheryl’s servant life and willingness to share her wealth of experiences and knowledge. She is a true gift and such a privilege to take a class from her, she is a talented and dynamic leader.
-Naomi Lule, Firstfruits Marketing of Washington
If you would like to further discuss how your we can collaborate to integrate servant leadership into your organization then let’s talk today!