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About Global Service Associates

A Community of Servants in Mission

Global Service Associates is a dispersed missional community in the tradition of Christian, active-life orders throughout history. Our kingdom-focused leaders serve in various ministries, from ones focused on discipleship and church-building to others focused on social justice and micro-enterprise.


While most traditional mission organizations and NGOs focus on accomplishing specific objectives, Global Service Associates focuses on giving missionaries, church planters, counselors, pastors, and others the freedom to pursue their God-given vision and calling in ministry. 


We are formally known as the “Order of Global Servants,” and, as a project of the “Global Service Office,” are recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 religious non-profit.


Our members are free to raise funds, hire staff and reimburse related expenses to support their ministries. We have relatively little overhead and no headquarters so more than 90 percent of every donation goes directly to fund member ministries and projects.


Our order is overseen by a governing board and several member leaders, including Rich Lotterhos, our General Manager who shares in the video below.

"We are a new kind of global missionary order, a 21st-century organization patterned after missionary societies of the past. Our mission: To free experienced Christian leaders to follow their God-given callings in ministry, and, thereby, to advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ."

Our Community

We are a community of servants in Christ. We are committed to the mission of God, to living out the great commandment, and walking in the Holy Spirit. We grant each other freedom to pursue our individual God-given dreams and calling regardless of form or function. We live empowered as Members of a Holy Order. We are Clergy and full-time Ministers of the Gospel with Apostolic Calling. 


How We Live in Community

As a community of servants in mission we are committed to providing for each other encouragement and freedom so that we can live out our God-given passion for ministry. We do that by connecting with each other, praying for each other, and sharing our experiences and expertise with one another. 

"We believe the historic creeds of the Christian faith, namely the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed, and are in accord with the Lausanne Covenant. We are not affiliated with any particular Christian denomination or church to allow our members to cross boundaries and build bridges in Jesus’ name."

Meet the Management Team

Our management team is made up of fellow GSA members who serve our community. 

Board of Directors

Global Service is overseen by an independent Board of Directors

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