Is Fellowship Evangelism? - Salvation Army Canada

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    Is Fellowship Evangelism?

    View the 2016 report July 6, 2017 by Corps Ministries
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    The danger for a corps which caters fellowship only to members is that it will become ingrown or self-focused.  When a corps fellowship event does not reach out and welcome community members, it's function has been jeopardized.  Fellowship that is held in or includes community members is a great way to expose new people to the gospel message lived out in every day life.  Whether it's a fun night, a movie night, a community picnic or garage sale, a women's evening a men's building project - the purpose should always be to demonstrate Christian love and acceptance to all, and use the opportunity to disciple and evangelize and invite to future engagement.

    During 2016 300,000+ people engaged in fellowship type programs across the territory based on statistics entered in SAMIS by individual ministry units.

    Find great ideas for community fellowship events, women's events and more at
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2018 Corps Statistics Infograph

Canada & Bermuda - 2018 Corps Ministry #BytheNumbers
307 Corps, outposts, plants
Average Sunday Attendance: 64  (Total Attendance/# Corps/52 Sundays)
Membership:16,044 Sr Soldiers, 2,115 Jr Soldiers, 33,052 Adherents

How we serve in our communities:
6,713 Visits to Sr's Residences (#Visits)
34,402 Sunshine Bags distributed
148,968 Christmas Assistance (# People Helped)
599,912 Material Assistance (# People Helped - corps units)
910,471 Community Meals (#Free Meals - corps units)

Activities that bring us together (# Corps with Groups)
240 corps with Women's Ministries
167 corps with Men's Fellowship/Discipleship
118 corps with Older Adult Fellowship
147 corps with Adult Music Ministries
264 corps with Adult Discipleship Groups
105 corps with YP Music Ministries
189 corps with Sunday School
98 corps with YP Discipleship group

Information provided by: THQ Corps Ministries
Sources: SAMIS Statistics, Annual Corps Membership Review
175 corps with YP Outreach groups