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Membership

Everyone is welcome to attend a Salvation Army corps (church) and be part of our faith community.  Some people choose to make a more formal level of commitments as an Adherent, Soldier or Officer of The Salvation Army.

Membership as an adherent, soldier or officer beings with salvation.  The basis of faith is a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. 

HELPFUL DEFINITIONS

Adherent: A member of The salvation Army who has not made a commitment to soldiership. Adherents are Christians who consider a local Salvation Army corps to be their church home, and want to support its vitality through their presence and involvement.

Junior Soldier: A boy or girl up to the age of 18, who has accepted Jesus as their Saviour and signed the Junior Soldier's Promise. More about Junior Soldiers.

Soldier: A converted person at least 14 years of age who has, with the approval of the senior pastoral care council, been enrolled as a member of The Salvation Army after signing the Soldier's Covenant.

Soldier's Covenant: The statement of beliefs and promises which every intending soldier is required to sign before enrolment. 

Corps: A Salvation Army unit established for the preaching of the gospel, worship, teaching and fellowship and to provide Christian-motivated service to the community.

Officer:  A Salvationist who has been trained, commissioned and ordained to service and leadership, in response to God's call.  An Officer is a recognized minister of religion.

ROLLS BINDER INSERTS: If you require the electronic insert pages for the Corps Rolls Binder, download a full set from www.saMinistryHelps.ca/Toolkit

Together In Mission

Small Group Series

Ministry Resources
Now available to be used in small groups across the territory.  Download the videos and question sheets. TOGETHER IN MISSION - SMALL GROUP SERIES

Discipleship...in a pandemic?

A webinar session - March 23, 2021

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A WEBINAR EVENTDate:  March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM (EST)Major Stephen Court will briefly share how Base Networks are bridging different ethnicities and neighbourhoods in his context (Toronto, ON). Then we will break into groups to discuss: How might strategic Biblical discipling look during and after pandemic? The intent is to open up

Soldership Renewal

More than a Sunday focus.

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Soldiership Renewal is more than a Sunday focus!Here are some ways to maximize Soldiership Renewal during January! Renewal Card by Mail or Email- snail mail or email renewal materials to members ahead of the Sunday focus. Personal Connection (phone, internet)- make it an opportunity to personally connect with every member. Focus Sunday content-

2021 Learning Cohorts

Great opportunity for learning this coming winter

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It's tine to reveal the outstanding course listing that is available for the 2021 Winter Learning Cohorts session.  This year there are 12 courses being offered, covering topics such as Congregational Health, Evangelism, Welcoming Newcomers, Discipleship and Small Groups.  Each course runs for 3 - 5 virtual sessions, some include the

Corps Ministries Name Change

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Name Change

The THQ CORPS MINISTRIES department is now the THQ CORPS MISSION RESOURCE department.  This change will bring a strong alignment with our organizational transformation program - “Mobilize 2.0 - Inspired for Mission, Positioned for Growth” - and will help focus the efforts of the department to remain missionally focused in program, services, and new initiatives.

 

Similarly our website can be found quickly and easily at:

www.saMissionResource.ca

End of Year is Coming

Update all your Statistics

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Only a few weeks left in 2020 and its time to make sure that annual SAMIS information is as complete as possible.  Revisit months during the year and make sure that all activities have been captured.  SAMIS was customized in 2020 to accommodate COVID virtual activities so that virtual worship, small groups, special  efforts to share and care for members can be acknowledged.

COVID Rally Day

Five Ways to Increase Your RALLY DAY Impact

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Are you looking for ways to recognize RALLY DAY this year?  Here are some ideas for adjusting your plans.

Preparation Classes for Everyone

Training resource options

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There are three recommended training resources and an adherent training available to engage people in exploring membership.Find the details and ordering information here: SOLDIERSHIP TRAINING RESOURCES