Our Mission Statement
Servant Forge promotes individual, community and organizational change to enhance service in our neighborhood, our nation and the world beyond. Individuals engaged in service embrace a process that has empowerment as an outcome. Servanthood is about transformation.
Individuals and organizations that orient toward service in their lives and work reflect an attitude and an approach that values an individual’s dignity, humanity and potential. Servant Forge proposes a service model that is transformational and, by its very nature, facilitates change that drives the improvement of the human condition.
Good health should be an inalienable right for every person. In the poorest nations, volunteer involvement can no longer sustain severely understaffed health care systems. First World countries must engage the health sector to respond to the urgent needs of eradicating disease, reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
Task shifting and mobilizing service delivery around community-based health workers is vital to the welfare of the poorest of our neighbors. Servant Forge seeks to advance new strategies to promote task shifting from the few with specialized training to the many with the capacity for generalized service delivery.
Regardless of gender, race or religion, access to education is a transformative power that fuels humanity’s development and should exist as a universal right for all individuals. Servant Forge conducts retreats and trainings, provides expert input in curriculum development and advances national policies that promote service in education. In addition, our team works with local educational organizations to:
- Instill a “call to service” when developing curriculum
- Encourage policymakers to require service for graduation at all levels
- Promote the reciprocity of service in all exchanges between student, teacher, peers and community
All individuals should have the right to engage in the civic and social development of their communities and nations. This includes freely participating in deciding the future of a political system. Servant Forge specifically addresses the issues of utilizing and enhancing the tools of democracy including education, citizen access, the right to represent constituencies and the right to organize.
Servant Forge fosters a values-based approach to democracy. Citizens in developing democracies need tools to develop and sustain democratic institutions and civic engagement. Servant Forge helps craft and shape those tools to reflect an emerging culture of involvement and service.
Faith motivates and inspires as often as it separates and segregates. Servant Forge believes that true commitment to sovereignty higher than oneself — whether God, Allah, or Yahweh — is a call to promote change based on reconciliation, trust, justice and service.
Servant Forge offers strategic planning, expert training and public speaking to help faith communities inspire and instill a culture of service in their work. Servant Forge works to ensure the right to religious freedom and expression, regardless of creed, nationality or ethnic heritage.
Poverty remains the most significant destabilizing force for families. Poverty hinders the economic, social and health development of communities across the globe. Poverty can overtake a country and the infrastructure that supports communities.
Servant Forge promotes civic and corporate engagement in the effort to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger. We seek to forge new structures and strategies through a commitment and call to service that confronts the forces that contribute to poverty. Servant Forge, alongside worldwide NGOs and government agencies, endeavors to provide training and technical assistance to enhance economic and social development among developing regions of the world.