In January, Trinity Western University (TWU) hosted a discussion with leaders of The Salvation Army, including Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, territorial commander and territorial president of women’s ministries, as it explores new ways to partner with churches and organizations who have similar values and goals.
Leaders from territorial headquarters, the British Columbia Division, and the chancellor and chair of the audit and finance committee of the Booth University College Board of Trustees visited TWU in Langley, B.C., representing a breadth of experience and perspective. The joint meeting provided a valuable opportunity to explore ways for both organizations to support the other in advancement of faith-based organizational visions.
The day-long discussion between TWU and The Salvation Army was comprised of three sessions, each devoted to a different focus of listening, learning and collaborating. The sessions began with the two organizations each sharing their visions and the work that they are accomplishing.
Throughout the day, delegates engaged in facilitated conversations around points of intersection and opportunities for partnership. The goal was to look for natural connections between the needs, resources and expertise of both organizations. After sharing a meal together, the leaders ventured on a tour of TWU’s Langley campus.
“Booth UC has many partners, domestically and globally, and always seeks opportunities to engage in partnerships for ‘Education for a Better World,’ ” says Lt-Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen, president and vice-chancellor, Booth UC.
Based on a report by Trinity Western University communications.