Resources For A Life Of Service
Few things in life are as meaningful as opening yourself to mutual transformation as you serve another person. Yet serving well requires equipping yourself with the attitudes and principles of global citizenship. We have designed this section to serve as a companion both for those who lead young adults as they serve and process service, but also for passionate young people who are considering taking an important step toward a volunteer term. We offer resources, articles, tip sheets, and links to service organizations, as well as Krista Foundation specific resources.
The resources and organizations will continue to grow over the next few months as we bring this website more fully to life!
Ready To Serve?
You're considering taking a big step. Considering a volunteer term of 9 months to 3 years. You've been wrestling with questions about who you are and what really matters in the world. Your life is ahead of you, but you're on the verge of taking the plunge--pushing back against the voices of convention and making a statement about who you want to be in the world.
We are here to help you in your journey. As a mentoring community of young adults committed to service, we want to both honor the uniqueness of your own quest, but also equip you with a few time-tested ideas to navigate choosing a good fit organization, and preparing your mind and body for intercultural immersion.
Frequently Asked Questions
FEATURED QUESTION: If it is a faith-based organization, does this mean I need to belong to a particular church denomination?
Usually not. Many church organizations develop an extensive expression of service as a hands-on way to partner with local citizens in addressing needs in our world, but welcome all applicants who want to share in this service. Some church service ...
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Martin Luther King, Jr.
As long as there is poverty in the world I can never be rich, even if I have a billion dollars. As long as diseases are rampant and millions of people in this world cannot expect to live more than twenty-eight or thirty years, I can never be totally healthy even if I just got a good checkup at Mayo Clinic. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the way our world is made. No individual or nation can stand out boasting of being independent. We are interdependent.
Tools: Articles, Books, etc.
Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners
By Laurent A. Daloz
In this book, Dr. Larry Daloz, an Krista Foundation Advisory Board member, presents a compelling discussion of learning, development, and mentoring. A group of Krista Colleagues has elected to read this book to 'hone their mentoring lenses' in preparation for leading workshops and activities at this year's conference. From the back cover: "This second edition is a practical engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, "Mentor" shows how anyone who teaches become a successful mentor to students.
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Krista Foundation Services
In our increasingly complex and interconnected world, the Krista Foundation provides intentional spaces and resources for young leaders to think and act globally and locally. Over the past decade we have seen how our strategic support and development has empowered creative young American leaders to 'live the questions' of global citizenship as they engage and navigate these questions in their personal choices and faith traditions, their professional vocations, and their broader community activism.
As our capacity grows, we will have greater ability to take advantage of opportunities to partner with universities, service organizations, and other community groups promote the resources and intentional spaces for healthy service, healthy debriefing, and developing a lifelong ethic of service.