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    Another Cadet Enters Training for Salvation Army Officership

    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
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    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 tailored training model was allowing new levels of flexibility and that this should send a clear signal to many others who are considering God's call on their lives to be trained as Salvation Army officers. There are currently 29 residential Cadets in Winnipeg and 6 Field-based Cadets.

    Cadet Devin Reid held the sessional flag as Cadet Tidd was challenged by the Territorial Commander to heed the challenges expressed in 1 Timothy 4 during her training. Commissioner Peddle emphasized the need for training in godliness, being an example to believers, and devotion to the reading, preaching, and teaching of Scripture. During her training, Cadet Tidd will be giving leadership to the New Westminster Citadel Corps in the British Columbia Division.

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    On Thursday, December 6, 2012, Herb Presley said:

    I attended part of the commissioning weekend inn Toronto this past June and was frankly disappointed at the few who seem to be answering God's call to be Salvation Army Officers. Officers are an important element of the Army's work across Canada and, indeed the world. Since then I can't help having an uncomfortable feeling that perhaps we are placing too much emphasis on academic qualifications and may be letting the holy boldness that the Army has always been famous for slip away. I am not opposed to academia however, it cannot and must not become the prevailing value for deciding whether or not someone is answering God's call to this special work. My own experience is that it is difficult when you come to a task or a calling with many of what you feel are the answers, to remember it is the wisdom that God gives through the Holy Spirit that must prevail. The danger is that we could become wise in our own conceits.

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