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Annual Reviews

The Annual Corps Membership and Strategic Thinking review is a valuable process whereby Corps Officers and leaders evaluate and set priority goals for the ministry unit.

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2021 Review
    • Run the Corps Review SAMIS report (SAMIS -> REPORTS -> CORPS REVIEW - Documents tab, Generate Report)
    • Run the Link2Feed report if necessary
    • Check to ensure that the Community and Family Services Operating Resource Tool  (Jan 2021).doc is complete and ready for review during the AC meeting
    • Complete the on-line questionairre (find the link in  SAMIS -> REPORTS -> CORPS REVIEW - Documents tab.)
    • Confirm the meeting date with your Area Commander


The link to the online form is now available in SAMIS -> REPORTS -> CORPS REVIEW - Documents tab.

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  • Corps Administration Model
  •  Supporting Documents (Definitions and relevant policy statements)

Annual Calendar


- Complete all ROLL updates in SAMIS, to reflect all expected additions, transfers and removals (provided verbal/written permission has been given by your AC). This will ensure that minimal updates will be required after the DHQ visit.
-Ensure that all program statistics have been entered into SAMIS, and all Link2Feed data is complete for the prior year.


 -Meet with the leadership team to discuss the review documents.
- Discuss and identify GOALS that will be included with the review
SAMIS closing date and deadline to enter SAMIS data is February 28.

March - May

The Leadership Team meets with the DHQ personnel to present the review documents and roll changes. Divisional personnel sign off on official books and Rolls.
-Review GOALS for the year with your leadership team regularly at Corps Council/Mission Board meetings.
- Consider using a Congregational Health Assessment tool to evaluate the health of the corps. See suggested tools:

June - August

Redistribute the Strategic Thinking Worksheets to respective group leaders for check-in and assessment of achievements from last years’ goals and to set new goals for the coming year. Engage in goal setting discussion to set the goals for the coming mission year (Sept -Aug).

September – December

- Finalize all attendance information in SAMIS.
- The Pastoral Care Council should meet to finalize any ROLL changes and ensure that the roll numbers in SAMIS have been updated in the December month.
- Distribute/Collect the Strategic Thinking Worksheets and other helpful tools listed above to engage your leaders in the goal-setting process.
- Ensure that each leadership team and group engage in strategic thinking and submits their worksheet for Corps Council/Mission Board discussion
- Finalize GOALS that will be submitted on the review document to DHQ/THQ.



      1. What if I don’t want to do the review all at the same time?  There is an option at the bottom of the form that says ‘Save for Later’.  If you click that option you will finish your current session and you will receive an email (make sure you have completed the email field at the top of the form) with a link to continue.  Using the link in the email is the most reliable way to return to your saved entries. 
      2. How many people can work on the on-line form? Only one submission is required for a corps. One person should take responsibility of completing the on-line form.  If corps wish to get input from various leaders it is suggested this be done through sharing the sample questions document (see list above), or through meeting together.
      3.  Who can complete the on-line form? Any designated individual can complete the on-line form. The Corps Officer can email the link to the form to a designated person.  Be sure not to have more than one person start a form for the same location.
      4.  When should the on-line form be complete?  The completion date for the online form is March 31, 2021. The SAMIS data entry deadline is February 28.
      5. Can I use my Smart Phone or Tablet?  YES - yes you can!
      6. How do I submit to DHQ?  Complete the submission in one session or use the 'Save for Later' feature to complete in more than one session.  Once finalized and submitted, the designated DHQ representative will automatically receive an email copy of the submission and the additional forms you upload.
      7. How do I prepare?  In order to finalize and submit on-line you will need the following documents ready to upload:
        • a) the Corps Review report from SAMIS (includes the Location Information, Growth History Report and Corps Membership Collection Form, Statistics Detail Report),
        • b) the completed Additions/Removals page and Women's Ministries Additions/Removals  (available above), the Link2Feed report if applicable, Ontario Vehicle Inspection form,
        • c) the completed Community Family Services template required for corps with CFS that are not accredited.

Annual Membership & Strategic Thinking

  • Corps Mission Resource Department

    Annual Review Towne Hall

    Preview Changes January 18, 2022
    Filed Under:
    Ministry Resources

    An opportunity to preview changes and process for the 2021 review.

  • May25Thu

    Additions - Removals Page in Annual Review

    How to tips May 25, 2017 by Corps Ministries
    Filed Under:
    Ministry Resources
    How to tips.

    It is recommended that Roll Changes be entered into SAMIS on a regular basis.  A common concern raised identifies that unless names reflected by the number changes are also recorded monthly, it becomes difficult at the end of the year...
  • Jan23Mon

    Strategic Thinking Worksheet

    Get the most out of this exercise. January 23, 2017 by Corps Ministries
    Filed Under:
    Ministry Resources
    STRATEGIC THINKING for congregations is essential to healthy congregational life and growth.  Strategic Thinking LadderKeeping the mission and vision before leaders, and intentionally setting and following goals and objectives, increases ownership and productivity.  The new corps review documents will be highlighting this process, encouraging all ministry...