The Servant Leadership School is one of the Jubilee Ministries
founded by The Church of the Saviour. We are inspired by and deeply
rooted in The Church of the Saviour’s tradition of Christian education,
worship, commitment, and service.
Church of the Saviour was founded as an ecumenical Christian church on
October 19, 1947, when nine people committed themselves to membership,
repeating the following commitment:
come today to join a local expression of the Church, which is the body
of those on whom the call of God rests to witness to the grace and
truth of God
recognize that the function of the Church is to glorify God in
adoration and a sacrificial service, and to be God’s missionary to the
world, bearing witness to God’s redeeming grace in Jesus Christ.
- I believe as did Peter that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.
unreservedly and with abandon commit my life and destiny to Christ,
promising to give Him a practical priority in all the affairs of life.
I will seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness.
- I commit myself, regardless of the expenditures of time, energy, and money to becoming an informed, mature Christian.
believe that God is the total owner of my life and resources. I give
God the throne in relation to the material aspect of my life. God is
the owner. I am the ower. Because God is a lavish giver, I too shall be
lavish and cheerful in my regular gifts.
- I will seek to be Christian in all relations with my fellowman, with other nations, groups, classes and races.
- I will seek to bring every phase of my life under the Lordship of Christ.
- When I move from this place I will join some other expression of the Christian Church.
that time, the structures of the Church's life have changed shape
several times following the leading of God’s Spirit. In the period from
1976 to 1995, a number of sister communities formed under the umbrella
of The Church of the Saviour. In October of 1995 that umbrella was
dismantled and eight of the churches existing at that time are now
legally separate entities.
The basic principles of The Church of the Saviour are lived out in each
of the churches formed from its roots. These principles include:
- A serious commitment to following Jesus
- A faithful, disciplined life of prayer and scripture study
- Active, hands-on involvement, in response to God’s call, to address some area of need in our broken world
- Faithfulness to the covenant of one’s particular small church
that have grown out of The Church of the Saviour include Church of the
Servant Jesus, Covenant Community, Dayspring Church, Eighth Day Church,
Festival Church, Friends of Jesus Church, Jubilee Church, Lazarus
Church, New Community Church, Potter’s House Church, Seekers Community,
and Wounded Music Faith Community. All emphasize a commitment to an
inward journey—deepening one’s relationship with God—and an outward
journey—mission and service. A complete listing of the places and times
of worship for these churches is available in the Resources section.
As in the beginning days of The Church of the Saviour, the faith
communities that have emerged are ever-evolving and continually seeking
how to be authentically Christ’s body – how to be the truly
transforming church for this age. We invite you to explore with us. You
may call The Church of the Saviour at 202-387-1617 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like more information on any aspect of our churches’ lives
or join us for the Ecumenical Worship Service, at which Gordon Cosby
usually preaches, at 11:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at 2025 Massachusetts
Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.