Messy Church - Salvation Army Canada


     The Canada and Bermuda territory has identified 7 Strategic Priorities which should govern our focus and efforts in ministry and mission. Strategic Priority #6 - The Gospel and Transformation has become the responsibility and focus of the Corps Mission Resource department. 

    The Gospel and Transformation

    Goal: To share the gospel, lead people to Christ and nurture them in their faith


    • Provide evangelism training and resources that empower Salvationists and others to share their faith
    • Adapt outreach methods to best reach people for Christ
    • Encourage ministry units to work and witness outside of their buildings to bring hope to their communities
    • Embrace cultural diversity with sensitivity and openness
    • Care for all creation as an act of worship to God
    • Create diverse opportunities for worship grounded in Salvation Army doctrine and practice
    • Celebrate stories of transformation and new life in Christ
    Initiatives and resources to encourage, train, and support in the mission of evangelism are constantly changing and evolving.  See What's New in Evangelism for more details.


    P.L.A.N. Evangelism image
    A four part focus  (Pray | Love | Ask | Nurture  PLAN) to increase intentionality and opportunities to share the gospel with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.  Can be used as a four part Sunday or small group engagement tool.  

    The .zip file contains printable cards for each focus, an explanatory document, a powerpoint set of slides, and images to be used to create other complementary tools.

    Great for Sunday Emphasis, Small Groups, Discipleship, Mentoring

    Download: PLAN

    Alpha : explor the meaning of life graphic Messy Church Logo Exploring Evangelism video screen thumbnail - man on cliff
    World-famous leaders and inspiring stories. 11 weeks. Well known hosts.   VIRTUAL FRIENDLY  Visit Alpha
    Family oriented program to attract new people from the community. Find out More How do members prepare to share their hope in Christ?   VIRTUAL FRIENDLY  RightNowMedia


    STATISTICS: Upcoming Changes

    Evangelism Learning Cohorts Ad People kneeling at the mercy seat


    Changes coming in March to SAMIS. Name changes for Seeker data.


    Small group multi-session learning engagement on evangelism.  A great opportunity for officers and leader to expand their thinking. VIRTUAL FRIENDLY   Register 2 Sessions for corps leaders, instruction on Mercy Seat Counselling.  Can be adapted to be VIRTUAL FRIENDLY. Download
     Pray, Love, Ask, Nurture - 4 part series on evangelism  Book Cover - My New Life in Christ
    Four week emphasis for encouraging members to engage with their neighbours and friends. Download 3 Week personal devotional follow up for new believers.


    .Woman holding child  Cover pictures for 4 pamphlets


    View this module if you are an RTS Leader with access.   4 weeks on teaching how to witness
    Find out more about Ready To Serve


    View options available on ORANGE

    For Leaders: activities, suggestions and guidance for Leading a Child to Christ
     Age Appropriate Decision Pamphlets


    Evangelism News

    • Apr12Thu

      Messy Church

      A great outreach program April 12, 2018 by Corps Ministries
      Filed Under:
      Ministry Resources
      Messy Church?  Yes, Messy Church.  This program is an informal multi generational gathering with activities to develop and enhance spiritual growth and involvement in a believing community.

      A growing number of corps in the Canada & Bermuda Territory have started holding Messy Church with some amazing outcomes for which we are grateful to God.  There are program resources available and networking possibilities with other corps running the program.  Register with Messy Church for more.

      For information about Messy Church visit

      "We have been running a Messy Church program here at Peterborough Temple since Sept. We have it once a month on Saturday (the fourth Sat of the month) and we have been so encouraged to see the community people coming in to join us.  We have a committee of 8 and each month is planned with a theme in mind and everything is geared to that theme.   An interesting thing about the actual attendance is that there are very few people who normally attend the corps, that come to Messy church.  We can't figure out why they would not want to join in the fun and meet people from the community.  Our attendance is normally in the 70's but we have been as high as 120. They are families that mostly live in the area of the corps, (downtown) and many are in the low income bracket.  This has been such a great way of meeting people and opening our church to them and we have received so many positive comments from the people attending.  They are always looking forward to what awaits them next month.
      We would encourage people to really look at this ministry as an excellent way of meeting people in your community."
      Kathy Sharp (Major), Officer at Peterborough Temple

      Count statistics for Messy Church in SAMIS!