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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

End of Year is Coming

Update all your Statistics

Filed Under: Ministry Resources
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.

Look for these boxes on regular program activities:
boxes available for statistics including for virtual meetings, care packages, virtual households, ministry connections


Sunday and Mid-Week Worship
Services: Corps that are broadcasting worship or mid-week services can use the fields #virtual meeting sand #virtual households to record statistics. This allows for the understanding that there may be several people viewing in a household together.These are new fields that have been added to SAMIS for various activities including Sunday Worship -AM, Prayer and Bible Study.Corps whose members are tuning in to the territorial worship service provided virtually every Sunday are not required to record how many did so. Those numbers will be reflected in the future as a collective number from THQ.

Weekly Programs Corps that are using virtual platforms for other regular activities that allow individual counts of small groups such as Women’s Ministries groups, prayer and Bible study, or Sunday school can enter their statistics into the same activity, under #virtual meetings and #virtual households as well.

Seekers –First Time During these days of uncertainty many seek spiritual counsel by phone, and the potential to extend God’s kingdom is great. If opportunities to lead people into a relationship with Jesus arise, please make sure you indicate in the area Seekers –First Time. This can be entered under the Activity –Pastoral Visitation.

COVID Innovative Ministries: Use #Care/Resource Packages for special deliveries made to members.  These might include weekly devotional or sermon materials for people without access to technology; care packages for members.  The field #Ministry Connections (Calls,Cards) can be used to track intentional efforts by phone or mail to keep in contact with members.