Our life is open to men from all Christian traditions. We all share one Lord, one faith, one baptism and the differences between our backgrounds are much smaller than what unites us. On the basis of this conviction we live a common life of prayer, service and evangelism which seeks to incorporate everything that we can do in common, while respecting our differences and not doing what is (so far) not possible given the positions of our respective churches.
We believe that our life as an ecumenical brotherhood is in part a response to the initiative of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Lord desires to overcome the divisions among Christians (John 17:22-23), and that many of the Christian churches are eagerly seeking unity with one another. We therefore join ourselves to one another as brothers as a response to God’s work among us. We hope and trust that living together as brothers from different traditions serves as a witness of what the Lord wants to do with his whole people, and helps further his work of uniting his people. We do so humbly, recognizing that our efforts are only a small part of what God is doing in the world today. We acknowledge that such a calling is a great challenge, and in responding to it we must rely upon the grace of God and the help of others.
Watch our former affiliate, David Dolsen, testify to his experience joining the Servants of the Word and serving with brothers from different church traditions and cultures:
"The Servants of the Word is truly an authentic Ecumenical brotherhood. While living in community as brothers in Christ they, both Catholics and Protestants, adhere faithfully to the teachings and practices of their respective denominations."