Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship edited by Graham Hill
Graham Hill, Servantship: Sixteen Servants on the Four Movements of Radical Servantship, Wipf & Stock, 2013.
Servantship is essentially about following our Lord Jesus Christ, the servant Lord, and his mission–it is a life of discipleship to him, patterned after his self-emptying, humility, sacrifice, love, values, and mission. Servantship is humbly valuing others more than yourself, and looking out for the interests and wellbeing of others. Servantship is the cultivation of the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: making yourself nothing, being a servant, humbling yourself, and submitting yourself to the will and purposes of the triune God. Since servantship is the imitation of Christ, it involves an unreserved participation in the Missio Dei — the Trinitarian mission of God. In this pioneering work, sixteen servants describe the four movements of radical servantship. Servantship is the movement 1. from leadership to radical servantship; 2. from shallowness to dynamic theological reflection; 3. from theories to courageous practices; and 4. from forgetfulness to transforming memory. Servantship recognises, in word, thought, and deed, that “whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave–just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”.
About the editor: Graham Hill is Vice Principal of Morling College, Sydney, Australia, and Founding Director of The GlobalChurch Project.
Other ACT contributors:
Graeme Anderson is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney, Baptist pastor and ACT PhD candidate.
Darrell Jackson is the Senior Lecturer in Missiology at Morling College, Sydney.
Grae McWhirter is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney and Baptist pastor.
Christine Redwood is an adjunct lecturer at Morling College, Sydney, Baptist pastor and ACT HDR candidate.