Servant Life is a mission-mobilizing ministry providing dynamic short-term mission experiences for students and church groups. Since its inception in 1999, Servant Life has been a mission-mobilizing ministry providing dynamic short-term mission trip experiences for students and church groups. Our aim is to connect students’ love for God to the nations through His Word and by His Spirit. Currently, Servant Life sends short-term mission teams to a global network of partners in fourteen countries, including three locations in the United States.
In 1999, it became clear to the leadership at Student Life that there was a great need in American youth ministry. The students they encountered summer after summer were looking for more than an event. They wanted to be part of a movement that began over 2000 years ago when our Savior ascended into heaven, promised His return, and sent us out to the ends of the earth.
He said to them, It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:7-8
Students were catching the vision seen throughout scripture to live out the Gospel by fulfilling the Great Commission. They weren’t buying into the lie of our American culture that pastors or adults are the only ones called to go and make disciples. They wanted to serve the nations, but had no avenues to do so. It was from this that Servant Life originated.
Servant Life began its first partnership with Radooga in Kiev, Ukraine in 1999. The network grew as the organization matured and more students began to go on trips. Now, Servant Life’s network consists of short-term mission trips in 17 locations worldwide. Servant Life seeks to serve students, churches, and missionaries all around the world as they make disciples of all nations.