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...]
Maritime Division encouraged and inspired by new cadets during Holy Week.
May 9, 2013 1 Comment
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...]
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...]
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...]
As Canada and Bermuda Territory’s oldest officer, Colonel Ernest Fitch has a lifetime of memories to draw on.
July 13, 2012 by Ken Ramstead 1 Comment
This July, Colonel Ernest Fitch will achieve a milestone. At the age of 107, he will have been retired for 42 years, as long a time as he was on active service. “When I turned 100, I bumped into General John Gowans when he was visiting Canada and I introduced myself and told him my age. ‘Oh!’ he joked, ‘Farewell these fellows who are trying to break the bank!’ “Imagine what he … [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...]
Present for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, I have had the joy of serving God through The Salvation Army throughout her reign.
June 4, 2012 by Commissioner Dudley Coles 1 Comment
The year 1953 was dramatic and life-changing for me. At 27, I had already lived in wartime England, served on a British cruiser and experienced employment with a British airline, the Canadian Government in England and an oil company in Canada. Life was good. But I was restless. Then, in February 1953, came the irresistible call of God to be a Salvation Army officer. It was a sudden and … [Read more...]
Despite their weaknesses, the men and women who lead you in your spiritual walk count it a privilege to grow with you in the ways of holiness
March 25, 2012 by Lieutenant Robert Jeffery 5 Comments
I need to share something that may shock you. The man or woman leading your church is a flawed shepherd. That's right; they are flawed to the core. I'll tell you what I know about it and you can judge for yourself whether what I have to say is true. The man who preaches to you every Sunday, who exhorts you to live as Jesus did, sometimes lives his life in such a way that his actions don't … [Read more...]
The Salvation Army still needs officers. But how do we encourage Salvationists to consider this unique call to ministry?
March 1, 2012 Interview by John McAlister 25 Comments
In this round-table discussion on Salvation Army officership, John McAlister, features editor, speaks with Major Fred Waters, candidates’ secretary, Captain Mark Braye, corps officer, Temiskaming Community Church, Ont., Kevin Slous, youth pastor at Mississauga Temple Community Church, Ont., and Megan Smith, a student at the University of Toronto. JM: What is officership? How would you … [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...]