Junior Soldiers - Salvation Army Canada

The Junior Soldier Preparation Course, "Ready to be God's Soldier," provides young people between the ages of 7-12 with a clear understanding of what it means to be a soldier for God, and a soldier within The Salvation Army. This 6 week course has been written to give the young people an understanding and assurance that with God's help they can live up to the Junior Soldier Promise.

"Ready to be God's Soldier" can be downloaded [here].

The course includes leader guides and student take-home sheets (available at two reading levels). Included postcards and letters can be mailed home to extend the lesson outside the classroom. The instructor's guide comes with one full-colour poster to advertise your course. Additional posters are also available.

Lesson 1 - God's Purpose
The young people will discover that we are all made in God's image, and that God has a purpose for each of us: to love, worship and serve him.

Lesson 2 - God's Plan
God has a plan for each of us. He has an ABCDE Plan - it's a plan of salvation.

Lesson 3 - God's Protection 
God provides each of us with protection from Satan's attacks, the Christian Armour, but we must first choose to put it on.

Lesson 4 - God's Church
God created the "Church" so that we could encourage each other. The Salvation Army is a part of God's Church.

Lesson 5 - God's Helper
God not only wants us to come together to encourage each other, he wants us to help each other, especially those in need.

Lesson 6 - God's Witness
God keeps all his promises and will help us keep ours. God will help us live up to our Junior Soldier Promise.

Have Questions?­ Email: program_helps@can.salvationarmy.org

Junior Soldier/Ready to Serve Recruits Day of Renewal

Celebrate your junior soldiers by hosting a Day of Renewal! Highlight your Ready to Serve recruits with a special Sunday just for them! Give your youth an opportunity to lead worship, read scripture, share prayers and lead the adults in learning about what it means to serve God through The Salvation Army. Traditionally January has been the month to recognize your junior members and ready to serve participants. Use the colourful bulletin cover to remind your congregation of the promises Salvation Army junior members make. Encourage young people to renew their junior soldier promise and take them home as a reminder of the commitment they have made.

Junior Soldier/Ready to Serve Sunday Paper Bulletin Inserts
Use these colourful bulletins to remind junior members and adults of the promises the young people have made. Everyone can take the bulletin home as a reminder to pray for the young people.

Junior Soldier/Ready to Serve Renewal and Commitment Card (EN/FR)

Invite your junior members to renew the promises they made and the RTS recruits to commit themselves to learn more about God and to promise to share God’s good news with others.

These cards can be printed double-sided onto a heavier paper, cut apart and presented to the young people for them to sign during a special commitment service