The 2021 theme for Call & Commitment focus and candidate recruitment is Kingdom Impact: Ready for Mission. Our hope is that every Salvationist in the Canada & Bermuda Territory will be challenged to think about what it means to be ready for mission. This call to readiness is against the backdrop of the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20.
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
The following are the resources and events taking place, beginning in the month of February, that we invite you to use and engage with, in the active recruitment of candidates for Officer training and service.
Pause & Pray
On each Monday in the month of February a 'Pause & Pray' video will be premiered on Facebook. Each video guides the viewer through a time of prayer and reflection around the idea of calling and service. The videos are also available on YouTube and via direct download. They are free to be used on your local social channels or in your in-person or virtual worship gatherings.
To help with the focus in the month of February we have made two sermon resources available for use. The first one is a full sermon outline that can be adapted for local worship gatherings, and the second is a prerecorded sermon by Major Jennifer Hale that is available to be used on social channels or in virtual worship gatherings.
Click HERE to download the sermon outline in both French and English, or to download the sermon video.
Online Worship Service
On February 7 the Divisional Candidates Secretaries from across the territory are joining together to host the territorial online worship service for that week. This will be a live service focusing on Call & Commitment and Ready for Mission. The service will be hosted on Salvationist Facebook page and will begin at 4PM ET.
We encourage you to plan on joining us in worship and share this opportunity in your networks. The service will feature worship and testimony from candidates from across the territory.
Bible Study Series
Starting Tuesday, February 9 we will be hosting a three week Bible study series around being ready for mission. This will be hosted on the saCandidates Facebook page and is an opportunity for us to connect and study God's word together from different places in the territory.
This year's speakers include Majors Andrew and Darlene Morgan from CFOT, Captains Josh and Joyce Downer from BC Division, and Major Terence Hale from THQ.
The studies begin at 7:30 pm ET.
Cadet Prayer Focus Videos
As in previous years we are pleased to be able to offer videos featuring our cadets. Our cadets are featured by division and take time to offer some points on which you can be praying for them. These videos will be released on social media but are also available here for download to be used by local corps if desired.
The following link can be used to access all of the above as well as some additional graphic and media resources. Thank you for your ongoing support of Candidates recruitment in the territory. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at THQ.Candidates@salvationarmy.ca.