A Salvation Army “corps” refers to a local faith community which is the nerve centre of all its ecclesiastical and humanitarian work. As the phrase “community church” implies, they are deeply committed to the community around them. As well as Christian worship on Sundays and weeknights, most Salvation Army corps/church centres also offer a variety of social and educational activities designed to meet the needs of both the congregation and the community at large. From leadership training for lay people to refugee services, ESL classes, intercultural and family programs, the services stemming from the Army’s faith-based ministries are wide-ranging and continue to expand.
The corps ministries department at territorial headquarters provides a wide range of resources to assist ministry workers at the corps/church level. Here is a sampling of resources and services available:
Infant and Toddler
First Steps, Baby Song, Cradle Roll
Sunday School, Vacation Bible School (VBS), Junior Soldier’s, Junior Action, Red Cap, SONday’sCOOL, Pioneer Clubs, Camps, Teacher Resources, Volunteer Screening
Corps Cadets, CROSSzone, CROSStraining, Junior High Bible Study, Senior High Bible Study, Youth Mentoring, Ministry Training, Gap Year Program, Ignite, Lifewalk
Careforce Lifekeys, Community Care Ministries, League of Mercy, Senior’s Ministry, Women’s Ministries
Corps Leadership Topics
Natural Church Development, Church Planting, Stewardship, Soldiership, Statistics and Research Analysis, Immigrant and Refugee Services, Multi-cultural Ministries, Administration Model, Teacher Training, Youth Worker’s Screening, Integrated Mission, Micah Challenge
For information on any of these resources or services please visit www.saMinistryResources.ca.