The mission of the College for Officer Training is to develop men and women, in knowledge, capabilities, spirit and character, who will be able to sustain and advance the mission of The Salvation Army in the salvation of the world.

Learning Pathways is a prerequisite for candidates on the path toward full-time vocational ministry within The Salvation Army. This course will provide foundational learning in community engagement and personal development. Learning Pathways will help to prepare, equip, and develop the next generation of Salvation Army leaders.

Students will complete all 12 sessions of both Community Engagement and Personal Development including filling in the supplied workbook. and keeping track of personal reflections and practical applications using a personal note-taking system of your own choosing. 

You will journey with fellow candidates and explore ways in which you can make more meaningful connections in your community, through work, school, clubs or neighbours. Reflecting on your own personal beliefs and priorities will help you better understand your skills, talents, and passions.

Personal Development Community Engagement
1. Identifying learning goals 1. Being in community
2. Planning and Bible reflection 2. Integrated Mission: Key concepts
3. An introduction to action - reflection learning 3. Listening skills
4. Personal reflections 4. Questioning skills and Integrated Mission first visits
5. Reflecting on relationships 5. Integrated Mission: Theological principles
6. Review 6. Review
7. Reflecting on our emotions and feelings 7. Integrated Mission: Behavioural approach
8. Reflections on community 8. Integrated Mission: SALT methodology and associated reflection questions
9. Reflections on mission 9. Integrated Mission: visits in team
10. Completing learning goals 10. The Faith-Based Facilitation process
11. Review 11. Faith-Based Facilitation and community projects
12. Bringing it all together 12. Identifying common themes and trends


For any inquiries about CFOT and Learning Pathways,  please get in touch with Deana Zelinsky or Kristen Dockeray.


If you are new to Learning Pathways, you can register below to start your training.


If you have registered, you can follow the link below to continue your training.