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...]
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
Living in the power of Christ’s Resurrection.
April 3, 2012 by Commissioner Brian Peddle Leave a Comment
We won! These two words make an undeniable declaration, summarize a hopeful outcome and are used by young and old alike. Whether it’s a hockey game among friends at the community rink or a political battle determining the future of a nation, winning for many of us is the ultimate goal, regardless of what price we have to pay along the way. Any observation of human behaviour quickly reveals our … [Read more...]
Through our holy living, we bear witness to the gifts of forgiveness, hope and eternal life.
February 7, 2012 by Commissioner Brian Peddle 1 Comment
In the January issue of Salvationist I asked you to join me in “refocusing the vision” in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. My intention was to outline our identity, our priorities and how we use our resources when mission matters most. I am praying that the evidence of our obedience to God will be visible in every corps and ministry unit and also in our sacramental living as Salvationists. … [Read more...]
As the territorial commander, I want to lead an Army that celebrates its relationship with God and others. Please join me in this time of focusing the vision as we become one Army with one mission sharing one message.
January 3, 2012 by Commissioner Brian Peddle 27 Comments
Happy New Year! My wife, Rosalie, joins me in greeting you and we assure you of our prayers. We believe that God will bless and use The Salvation Army, and each of you, throughout 2012. As we enter this new year, I am reflecting on the many expressions of hope found in our territory. From my vantage point, General Linda Bond’s vision plan of One Army, One Mission, One Message (see … [Read more...]
In the busyness of Christmas, we must not lose sight of the significance of Jesus’ birth
December 14, 2011 by Commissioner Brian Peddle Leave a Comment
Shortly after Thanksgiving, I drove by a big box store that had a large sign proclaiming, “Christmas is Here!” My first reaction was one of offence. I knew that the commercialization of Jesus’ birth was at the heart of this announcement. The advertisement reflected an uncomfortable truth about the season: The earlier that businesses engage in Christmas preparations, the more money and profit … [Read more...]