For the last three years, Colonel Floyd Tidd has served as chief secretary of the Canada and Bermuda Territory. As he prepares to take up an appointment as territorial commander of the Australia Southern Territory, Salvationist speaks with him about the leadership principles that have guided him throughout his officership. Tell us about your journey as an officer. What inspired … [Read more...]
Colonels Floyd and Tracey Tidd share leadership reflections as they transition to new appointments in Australia.
May 21, 2013 Leave a Comment
Maritime Division encouraged and inspired by new cadets during Holy Week.
May 9, 2013 1 Comment
Below is a sampling of reports from corps officers and staff who hosted cadets during their visit to the Maritime Division for Holy Week. Reports have been edited for brevity. Fredericton Community Church, N.B. By Major Judy Goudie It was great having the cadets here at our corps for the Easter campaign. They did an amazing job and were very confident and talented. The highlight … [Read more...]
Editorial welcomes new department head.
April 30, 2013 Leave a Comment
Geoff Moulton has served in the editorial department at territorial headquarters for 15 years as editor of various publications, including Salvationist, Faith & Friends and Horizons, and for the last four years as assistant editor-in-chief. He has a master of theological studies from Wycliffe College and has just completed a master of business administration at Trinity Western University. A … [Read more...]
Appointments implemented in response to General’s vision.
April 25, 2013 Leave a Comment
Executive leadership of the Canada and Bermuda Territory is aware of the changing context and culture in which The Salvation Army lives out its mission. To better serve the needs of the territory and in response to the General’s vision plan of One Army, One Mission, One Message, three new appointments will be implemented on June 28. In a new Cabinet secretariat position, Major Jim Champ will … [Read more...]
Having a modest view of your own importance can win respect.
March 18, 2013 by Major Kathie Chiu 3 Comments
A colleague recently sent me an invitation to join LinkedIn, a website for professional networking. I began to fill out my profile and answer the questions: “Where have you worked? What do you do? What are some of your skills and expertise?” People you connect with then have an opportunity to “endorse” you for certain skills, lending credibility to your claims. As I began to fill in the … [Read more...]
Five cadets tell Salvationist about their experiences in field-based training.
March 13, 2013 by Kristin Fryer 1 Comment
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...]
As mayor of this Nova Scotia town, retired Salvation Army Major Max Snow is determined to make a difference.
March 12, 2013 by Ken Ramstead 1 Comment
Major Max Snow vividly remembers that night in 1958. Curled up next to his little transistor radio, he was listening fearfully to the aftermath of the infamous “bump”—an underground upheaval—in Springhill, N.S., when a mine accident killed 74 miners. “As a young Salvationist in Newfoundland,” says Major Snow, “I prayed for the families, rejoiced at each rescue and mourned each … [Read more...]
We need to develop a culture of growth in Army leadership, says the territorial commander.
November 16, 2012 Interview with Commissioner Brian Peddle Leave a Comment
Commissioner Brian Peddle, territorial commander, speaks with John McAlister, web editor, about the importance of officers, the challenges of recruitment and retention and why he remains hopeful for the future. Why do we still need Salvation Army officers? The Salvation Army is first and foremost a spiritual movement. We need ordained individuals who are available to be appointed to … [Read more...]
The Army needs leaders, but we’re struggling to develop enough of them. Is the cost of commitment too high?
November 8, 2012 by Captain Rob Kerr and Major Stephen Court 15 Comments
Yes, leadership in the Army’s culture and structure comes at a price many are not willing to pay. BY CAPTAIN ROB KERR There are very few people who would argue that the work we do as an Army is not worth doing. So, if the Army’s mission still resonates with people, then there must be something else that is holding people back from joining our ranks. From where I sit, I can see that there … [Read more...]
Our future depends on the partnership of existing and emerging leaders.
June 11, 2012 by Colonel Floyd Tidd 6 Comments
Bob Dylan may have penned the song The Times They Are a-Changin’ almost 50 years ago, but the words still ring true today. Change is all around us and happening at an accelerated rate. With these rapid shifts in culture, many people question whether the Army can change quickly enough to keep up or even risk not changing. While the Christian Church—including The Salvation Army—has been … [Read more...]