Robert McFarlane is the chief financial officer and executive vice president of TELUS Communications Inc. and TELUS Corporation. He has a bachelor of commerce degree from Queen’s University and a master of business administration degree from the University of Western Ontario. He serves as a member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board and the Vancouver Advisory Board. McFarlane … [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...]
God’s call on our lives is still real. And this calling presents each of us with a choice.
June 10, 2011 by Major Fred Ash Leave a Comment
Those who know me best know that I am a poet at heart. Not that I am capable of writing good poetry. I am, however, one of the few people who actually have bought a book of poetry—several in fact. Two of my favourite poems are by the same poet, an American by the name of Robert Frost. The first is one called The Road Not Taken, a curious title because the poem focuses on the road he actually … [Read more...]
Events include the commissioning and ordination of Salvation Army officers, a youth celebration, a public worship meeting and the retirement service for Commissioners William and Marilyn Francis
May 24, 2011 Leave a Comment
This weekend, the cadets of the Ambassadors of Holiness Session will be commissioned and ordained as Salvation Army officers with the rank of lieutenant. Click here to read short profiles of the newest Salvation Army officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory. The commissioning and ordination service will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A live … [Read more...]
Is the Army’s appointment system too restrictive? Should we consider an approach where congregations “call” their own officers?
May 3, 2011 by Major Ray Harris and Captain Justin Bradbury 5 Comments
NO. The appointment system links us in meaningful ways. It allows us to do things together that we couldn’t accomplish separately. BY MAJOR RAY HARRIS It was a sultry night in June 1974. I stood with my wife, Cathie, on the stage of Toronto’s Massey Hall. General-Elect Clarence Wiseman looked us squarely in the eyes and said, “I appoint you to Drumheller in the Alberta Division.” … [Read more...]
When we look at some of the heroes of the Christian faith, such as Brother Andre and Sister Gladys, it’s clear that God often chooses the unlikeliest of people to carry out his ministry. Given this, should The Salvation Army revisit its standards for officer recruitment?
March 30, 2011 by Major Fred Ash 6 Comments
Five months ago, the Roman Catholic Church acknowledged Alfred Bessette, better known as Brother Andre, as a saint. This came 74 years after his death and 141 years after he applied to be a candidate in the ministry. How many other saints are out there unrecognized? At birth, Brother Andre was so weak that a priest baptized him the very next day for fear that he might die. The sickly boy … [Read more...]
Why aren’t more young people pursuing full-time ministry? What can we do to support them?
March 10, 2011 by Major Julie Slous 26 Comments
According to a 2005 Gallup Poll, the most popular career choices for teens are doctors, nurses, teachers, computer technologists, professional athletes, lawyers, veterinarians, chefs, musicians, military officers and mechanics. Depending on gender, one of these options may sway you in one particular direction or another. More recent 2010 findings would add accountants, firefighters, fashion … [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...]