For More Information Contact

Mark Waters, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religion
Director of Servant Leadership Center
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697
325 793-4997

Small preceptorial groups are designed as seminar/discussion venues for the concepts introduced in the lectures of the main Servant Leadership course, SLD 1310.  In these groups, students learn how to become leaders by empowering others.

Students are required to complete 30 hours of service within their small group setting. This is accomplished by working with the other students in the group, planning events for projects, and actually working the events.

Some agencies Servant Leadership serves and/or has served:

          Abilene Housing Authority

Abilene State School

          Abilene Teen Court

          Adopt-A-School, Alta Vista Elementary

5th Graders

          Adopt-A-School, Madison Middle School

          Alliance for Women and Children

          Beltway Boys and Girls Club

          Ben Richey Boys Ranch

          Bowie Elementary         

          Communities in Schools

          Connecting Caring Communities

          Food Bank of Abilene

          A Habitat For Learning

          Habitat for Humanity

          Hendrick Home for Children

          International Rescue Committee (IRC)

          Royal Estates of Abilene

          Sears Methodist Center

          Windcrest Alzheimer’s Care Center

          Woodson Head Start

Through these groups and working with their projects, students learn

how to assume positions of responsibility, to lead, to make moral and ethical decisions, to serve;
how to make a difference by using their God-given talents to provide help at every opportunity:
that leadership is not an end in itself, because the most effective leadership serves society;
how to become a leader who “gives something back” to the world.