In the Canada and Bermuda Territory, there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to training officers. In addition to the standard two-year program at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg, the Army offers Field-Based Tailored Training (FBTT), which embraces the unique situation of different candidates, offering an alternative path to officership for people who meet certain … [Read more...]
Five cadets tell Salvationist about their experiences in field-based training.
March 13, 2013 by Kristin Fryer 1 Comment
Flex-training model offers Salvationists such as Cadet Sharon Tidd the opportunity to serve full-time in ministry units while enrolled at the College for Officer Training.
December 6, 2012 1 Comment
On Sunday, November 25th, 2012, Sharon Tidd was welcomed as the newest cadet of the Canada and Bermuda Territory. The College for Officer Training community was all together in Winnipeg for a spiritual day led by our Territorial Commander, Commissioner Brian Peddle. The commissioner welcomed Sharon into the ‘Disciples of the Cross’ session and proclaimed how excited he was that the Field-based … [Read more...]
Delegates from around the territory came together in Winnipeg to learn about Salvation Army officership.
November 20, 2012 Leave a Comment
Fifty delegates from every division across the Canada and Bermuda Territory joined together for the officer information weekend held in October at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg. The weekend opened with a welcome dinner, followed by a time of worship led by Major Shona Pike, secretary for candidates, and a message from Major Jamie Braund, principal, CFOT. The evening … [Read more...]
Introducing the newest Salvation Army officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory.
June 21, 2012 3 Comments
On June 23, the cadets of the Friends of Christ Session will be commissioned and ordained as Salvation Army officers with the rank of lieutenant. After nearly two years of intensive training through the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg, these 18 Salvationists are now preparing for their first appointments. Dennis Maybury I had the opportunity to learn many aspects of … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond chooses names for three future training sessions of cadets
November 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
Following consultation with the International Management Council, General Linda Bond has decided on the names for the following training sessions of Salvation Army cadets: 2013-2015: Heralds of Grace 2014-2016: Messengers of Light 2015-2017: Joyful Intercessors … [Read more...]
Proclaimers of the Resurrection Session challenged to lift up the name of Christ
September 22, 2011 by Major Margaret McLeod 3 Comments
Each September, a new session of cadets commences training to be Salvation Army officers. Most of these cadets will spend the next 22 months at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg. On Sunday, September 18, the Proclaimers of the Resurrection Session were officially welcomed as first-year cadets under the leadership of Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle, territorial leaders. … [Read more...]
Here are the first photos from the Commissioning and Ordination of the Ambassadors of Holiness Session.
June 25, 2011 by John McAlister 7 Comments
On Saturday, June 25, 11 Salvation Army officers were commissioned and ordained with the rank of lieutenant. Led by Commissioner William W. Francis, territorial commander, the ceremony recognized their calling to serve as spiritual leaders in The Salvation Army. In attendance was General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army. Although not present in an official capacity, … [Read more...]
Profiles of the Ambassadors of Holiness Session
June 21, 2011 Leave a Comment
On June 25, the cadets of the Ambassadors of Holiness Session will be commissioned and ordained as Salvation Army officers. Nine cadets are from the Canada and Bermuda Territory, and two are from the India Eastern Territory, having trained at the College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg. Here are short profiles of the 11 cadets. Peter Kim Prior to commencing my training at CFOT, I … [Read more...]
The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training was everything I didn’t expect
January 21, 2011 by John McAlister 1 Comment
I’ve come to The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training (CFOT) in Winnipeg to shadow the cadets in their training. My plan is to get a feel for what life is like at CFOT so that I can share it with other Salvationists. Within minutes of arriving, I realize this isn’t the college atmosphere I had anticipated. Perhaps I’m expecting something older or run-down, but the college … [Read more...]
I couldn’t run from God forever. But how would my autistic son react to my decision to become a pastor?
June 17, 2010 by Kristen Gray 4 Comments
It was meant as a reward for good behaviour but when my son, Joshua, was confronted with row upon row of his favourite action figure at our local toy store, he went into sensory overload, which degenerated into kicking and screaming. I was in the middle of trying to calm him down when a woman passed us and muttered something about controlling my child. Joshua suffers from autism, which was … [Read more...]