KINDLE: Servant Leader Workshops

Servant Leader Workshops are designed to deepen a congregational lay person’s commitment to be a Christ-like Servant Leader. The focus of each workshop is on inspiring and equipping participants to make a difference within their sphere of influence, whether congregation, home, workplace, community, or the world.

To equip lay and professional leaders in the church to further develop their Christ-like Servant Leadership gifts in service to God and others. Each workshop focuses on the five practices for one of KINDLE’s Strands: Cultivating Faith, Cultivating Health, Cultivating Individuals and Cultivating Groups.

Participants in KINDLE: Servant Leader Workshops will:

  • Understand better the concept of Christ-like servant leadership
  • Learn about one of KINDLE’s strands
  • Explore practices that develop one’s attitude, knowledge, and skill
  • Assess their areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Challenge themselves to grow in a selected area by developing a Servant Leader Growth Plan

These workshops will be an EPIC (Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich, and Connecting) experience, all from a Christ-like Servant Leader perspective.


  • Flexible format that can be used as a one-day workshop, multiple week study or retreat format
  • Materials include leader’s guide, presentation materials, worship resources and workbooks
  • Support from KINDLE leadership and other Associates
  • Assess their areas of strengths and weaknesses
  • Option to purchase “Kindling the Heart of the Christ-like Servant Leader” devotional at a discounted price for participants

KINDLE’s Servant Leader Workshop Design Team has updated the Cultivating Groups and Cultivating Individuals workshop. These workshops will be field tested this spring in the Kansas City area:

  • Christ Lutheran Church, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Leawood, Kansas

Past Servant Leader Workshops have been held in these locations:

  • Minnesota at St. Michael’s Lutheran, Bloomington, MN and Woodbury Lutheran, Woodbury, MN
  • Colorado at Bethlehem Lutheran, Lakewood, CO and Mt. Olive Lutheran, Aurora, CO
  • Northern Illinois at Trinity Lutheran in Lisle, IL and Prince of Peace Lutheran in Palatine, IL
  • Kansas at Faith Lutheran in Topeka, KS and Trinity Lutheran in Mission, KS
  • Central Illinois at Christ Lutheran, Normal, IL and Trinity Lutheran, Bloomington, IL
  • South Wisconsin at Immanuel Lutheran, Brookfield, WI and Brookfield Lutheran, Brookfield, WI
  • North Wisconsin at Trinity Lutheran, Wausau, WI
  • Missouri at Immanuel Lutheran, St. Charles, MO
  • Western New York at First Trinity Lutheran, Tonawanda, NY
  • Washington at Redeemer Lutheran, Spokane Valley, WA
  • Ohio at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Hudson, OH