Youth & Children's Ministries provides support, training and resources to children and youth. Working alongside young people is central to the mission of The Salvation Army. We believe young people have unbridled potential; potential to dream, to lead and to restore the forgotten places and rebuild communities.

The Territorial Children and Youth Department will provide an annual opportunity for young adults from across the territory to join a Learning Pathways cohort. All new divisional or corps youth employees will be encouraged to join a Learning Pathways cohort. Learning Pathways will be a significant resource for Summer Camping Ministries’ staff.

Through a learning cohort formed in your corps, youth, or women’s group, you will journey with fellow students 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.

Students will complete all 12 sessions of both Community Engagement and Personal Development through registering for the online e-learning or by filling in the supplied workbook and keeping track of personal reflections and practical applications.  

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 Children & Youth and Learning Pathways,  please get in touch with Captain Jason 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.