After reading too many e-mails on a small flickering screen, I sensed a change in my vision and realized that I was due for an eye exam. Visiting an optometrist is not a painful experience, but I dread the rapid switching of the lenses and the continued questioning of, Is that better or is this better? I want to get it right because the end result determines whether I will have clear vision for … [Read more...]
As we move forward in mission, we need to view ourselves and the world around us as God does.
September 21, 2012 by Commissioner Brian Peddle 1 Comment
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...]
The Salvation Army prepares new Bible-teaching program for children, complete with DVDs, a website and plenty of adventure
November 16, 2011 by Julia Hosking 2 Comments
If you’ve ever been challenged by wriggly children while teaching the Bible, the territorial children and youth ministries department has what you need. Acknowledging that in today’s society children love using media, the department has created Ready to Serve, a junior discipleship program driven by DVDs, classroom “missions” and website interaction. The program will be available to corps … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond launches international vision for The Salvation Army, challenging Salvationists to bear witness to a God-raised, Spirit-filled Army for the 21st century.
October 14, 2011 by Kevin Sims 1 Comment
General Linda Bond made a passionate call for The Salvation Army around the world to be united in mission and message and to grasp new opportunities as she launched the International Vision: One Army, One Mission, One Message. The vision is given substance through 12 Mission Priorities – full details of which can be seen in the Vision Plan (click here to download). These priorities call on … [Read more...]
God’s grace offers us the opportunity to start afresh
September 14, 2011 by Commissioner Brian Peddle 2 Comments
See, I am doing a new thing (Isaiah 43:19). I have always been a fan of new beginnings. In a world where “starts” and “stops” are commonplace, the reality of a fresh start may have lost its place. We are now at a point where the economy experiences both upturns and downturns, vocations begin and end, working people engage with change daily and relationships ebb and flow. How convinced … [Read more...]
As the summer draws to a close and we prepare to return to our routines at work, school and church, it’s important that we determine our destination. Where is The Salvation Army headed?
August 9, 2011 by Colonel Floyd Tidd Leave a Comment
Are we there yet?” Over the summer months, the question is posed by children from the back seats of thousands of cars travelling along Canadian highways. Despite the distractions of video games, mini DVD players, comic books and sibling rivalry, the exasperation builds and builds until the question is repeated: “Are we there yet?” While the more philosophical among us might say, “Relax, … [Read more...]
Spiritual leadership and the strengths of the Army
February 7, 2011 Interview by Lt-Colonel Laurie Robertson 16 Comments
Following her election as the 19th General of The Salvation Army, General-Elect Linda Bond spoke with Lt-Colonel Laurie Robertson, Communications Secretary, Editor-in-Chief and Literary Secretary, International Headquarters. Please tell us about yourself and your background. Recently I contributed to a book in the Australia Eastern Territory, and this is how I described my background. I … [Read more...]
Is The Salvation Army the church of the poor?
January 7, 2011 by Captain Mark Braye and Lieutenant Nyree Bond 2 Comments
The Army was founded on the idea that all are welcome, including the wealthy. Salvation doesn’t work differently for the rich. After 145 years, the Army’s emphasis on “redemption and lift” has helped generations out of poverty. Instead of sending them to the church up the street, we need them to embrace our mission. by Captain Mark Braye Many people believe the mission of The Salvation … [Read more...]