The SA Name
In the name Servants Anonymous is embedded the servant leadership model. Servants Anonymous (SA) takes its name from the two key components of the organization. The first word Servants draws its meaning from the Scriptural concept of “servants of the Lord”. Those serving within charitable SA franchises and the SA Foundation are God’s servants that commit themselves to do His work where He calls. The second word, Anonymous, draws its name from the The Principle of Anonymity that governs SA as a whole (a principle adopted from Alcoholics Anonymous).
The SA Foundation’s servant leadership model is reflected at 3 levels: Individual level, Governance level, and Organizational level.
The SA Foundation’s servant leadership model facilitates the development of a culture based on servanthood, personal recovery and community in each charitable SA organization.
In charitable SA organizations (and the SA Foundation), servanthood is a state of heart, a Christian character that reflects the Beatitudes. Personal recovery means the change that God makes in each believer’s life as they grow in faith. Community is formed when a group of people pull together to enact the organization’s vision and mission and are unified around the worship of God based on true repentance in accordance to 2 Chronicles 7:14 that says: “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (NIV).
The servant leadership model supports the Foundation’s objects as each related charitable activity equips those involved with a greater understanding of the recovery processes and difficulties encountered by sexually exploited/trafficked children, youth and women when they attempt to change their way of life.
It also supports those involved to become efficient, knowledgeable, effective, more compassionate and healthier caregivers as they provide program participants with stable and secure environments in which programs and services (specifically tailored to their unique recovery needs) are delivered to facilitate their inclusion into mainstream society.