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Spiritual Formation

Welcome to the new Spiritual Formation area of our website.  On this page you can naviagate to the latest information available on our site using the 5 topics above.

Peace in Our Time, O Lord

Peace in Our Time, O Lord

Responsive Reading

This resource is a set of powerpoint slides with a responsive reading especially relevant in our unsettled world.  PRAYER FOR PEACE  is a reading using Psalm 46 and excerpts from the hymn by John Oxenham. 

Prayer for Peace Title Slide
Adult Discipleship Materials

Adult Discipleship Materials

Do you need adult Bible studies?

One Army - Bible Study Series (Video & Workbook design)  This resource has 9 units, which cover all the Army positions as reflected in the Doctrines, but is not designed as a Soldiership curriculum.

Word Action Curriculum (  Word Action is one of the children's Sunday School Curriculum promoted by THQ and they have some great adult study series.  These would be eligible for a discount to Salvation Army units if ordered by email through the

Scripture Press adult studies are also promoted from THQ as curriculum options.  They have a number of adult Wesleyan study series. ( These would be eligible for a discount to Salvation Army units if ordered by email through the
Devotional Materials

Devotional Materials

Some great resources for you and your family

One of our greatest responsibilities and challenges is to help families encourage their children to regularly spend time with God. Finding the tool that fits each child and family is not always easy. So we've got a few resources that you might want to direct your families to consider: Fine a broad selection of devotional material for children of all ages.  Ordering online only.

Legacy Press - Has a line of devotional books for girls ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 entitled God and Me, and a line for boys ages 3-5, 6-9, 10-12 entitled Gotta Have God. There are three books now available for each age level. They also have fictional novels and books to help preteens discover more about themselves as they discover the changes that are happening to their bodies.

Salvation Army Trade - Check out the listings available from Supplies & Purchasing.

Focus on the Family - Developing strong families has always been the mission of Focus on the Family. They have a wide range of family devotional books that can be used around the dinner table to help develop family bonds. (Focus on the Family has partnered with to sell their product)
Simple Mentoring Guide

Simple Mentoring Guide

Download the Free App

Here is an app useful for officers and youth leaders/workers.  A free application from TSA Australia Territory.

Google Play

Also available on the App Store.
5 Love Verses Every Christian Should Know

5 Love Verses Every Christian Should Know

Memory Challenge

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God .1 John 4:7

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16

Keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life .Jude 1:21

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

MEMORIZE the Bible one verse at a time!
Great Prayer Resources

Great Prayer Resources

Find great free resources to download!

Ministry Helps
A variety of program ideas are available on  Resources have been divided by age appropriateness: Children, Youth, and Multi-Age. These programs include ideas for prayer walks, prayer rooms, prayer breakfasts, ways to teach prayer, prayer activities, and much more.
Documents on MinistryHelps are free, but you must register at to access resources.

Here is a sampling of what you will find:

Answers to Prayer - A children's game teaching truths about how God answers prayer.
Encouraging Children to Pray at Home - A guide for teachers with ways to teach children about the importance of private prayer.

Delicious Prayer Walk - A prayer walk for youth using our tastes to teach different aspects of prayer.

A Time To Listen - A women's prayer walk idea.
How Deep The Father's Love - A prayer brunch
Great Stewardship Resource

Great Stewardship Resource

Looking for a study to raise stewardship awareness?

God’s Family First: Learning to Be Good StewardsGod's Family First Together in Faith, Community and Worship (Leader’s Guide & @home booklet)

Produced by Stewardship Resources,
Corps Ministries Department, THQ

Order through:­
­ This resource can be used in your corps setting and at home with corps members either over a weekend, weeklong, or 4 week long emphasis. It is comprehensive, including sermon helps, corps family dinner ideas, prayer night/room ideas, spiritual gift assessments and a service option survey, corps family fun night ideas, stewardship teaching, and more. Try this self-contained resource to enrich the spiritual health and life of your corps family-God’s family!

CHECK OUT THE STEWARDSHIP area of our website for recommended tools and resources!­ Small Groups, Individual and Family, and more!


Overview of Resources

Visit to download resources and view the videos for this new International study series!
New Website To Promote and Enhance Spiritual Development

New Website To Promote and Enhance Spiritual Development

Visit now!

Announcing a new web presence useful for everyone,
designed to promote ongoing spiritual development.

from the office of the
Territorial Secretary for Spiritual Life Development



Save the image and help us promote this website!
Corps Bulletin
Corps Website
Corps Facebook
Email Blast
Corps Newsletter

 Save the image: - Image file
Prayer Sessions - Resource Book

Prayer Sessions - Resource Book

By Jude Gotrich - Free Download here

Are you looking for prayer ideas?  Do you want to grow deeper in your spiritual walk?

Here is a free download of Jude Gotrich's book 'Prayer Sessions: 30 Days 30 Ways - a month's supply of prayer ideas'.  This resource is available for download on TSA US website - click here

Bible Correspondence Studies

Bible Correspondence Studies

Promote these studies for summer spiritual development

If summer is a time when things grind to a halt, people are travelling and programs are not running - here is an idea to promote to your congregation to keep them actively involved in their spiritual formation.

 The Salvation Army provides Bible Correspondence Studies - 7 courses designed for personal study and reflection.  These studies are available free online, and can be submitted when complete for marking and comments.

Anyone can participate - at their own time - in their own space - at their own pace!

For details visit:
Prayer Stations and Other Prayer Resources

Prayer Stations and Other Prayer Resources

Great free resources

The Salvation Army USA website provides a number of resources for Prayer and for Human Trafficking.  Resources include - Prayer Stations, Sermons, Fasting guides, Book suggestions and Bible Studies.

Visit: to access these resources.
Effective Prayer and Bible Reading

Effective Prayer and Bible Reading

Read your Bible, pray every day, and you'll grow, grow, grow.

Not Just A Children's Song...

A great and interesting way to pray is to follow this website’s direction and take 10 minutes out of each day and engage in meditative reflection and prayer. Find it at:

Audio Bible: If you’re a commuter, why not listen to the Bible while you travel to and from work? A couple you could try are:
Inspired by the Bible Experience: The Complete Bible on Audio CD, Zondervan (ISBN-10: 0310926300)
The Word Becomes Flesh: The Complete NCV New Testament on CD (

Salvation Army Resources from USA

Articles and resources from Charles Swindoll:

Whatever you decide to do, remember the words of Hebrews 4:12-13 (NIrV)

The word of God is living and active. It is sharper than any sword that has two edges. It cuts deep enough to separate soul from spirit. It can separate joints from bones. It judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart. Nothing God created is hidden from him. His eyes see everything. He will hold us accountable for everything we do.
Small Group Bible Studies

Small Group Bible Studies

Great series on ethical issues from the Ethics Centre.

We're thrilled to share with you a series of small group studies we've developed that are inspired by the Position Statements and written by some of our most respected Canadian Salvation Army authors and teachers.

The following group studies are available as free pdf downloads, through (H.E.L.P.S.). The links below will take you to the document description in HELPS, and provide instructions on how to download them.

Ideas for Setting Up Prayer Room Stations

Ideas for Setting Up Prayer Room Stations

Spiritual Formation tidbit

Often prayer rooms are centered around a theme, and it can help your thinking and planning to consider what elements might go well together for participants using a prayer room. For example, if you took the theme of “Life” for your prayer stations, you could focus on the following:

Life is a Gift.
Use Psalm 139:13-16 as your focus. Include a symbol such as a partially knitted garment to help people reflect on how God “knit us together in our mother’s womb.” Offer opportunity to give thanks for this gift in some tangible way—such as a written prayer attached to a clothesline.

Life is a Journey.
For a visual symbol and take-away reminder, provide cross sections of a tree, about 3” in diameter with a hole drilled in the top. Instruct participants to take a pen and write on the tree ring words that describe significant points of his or her spiritual journey. In the act of writing and remembering, they can thank God for his presence in those times.

Life has Anxiety.
Have Matthew 6:25-34 written out for people to meditate on. Provide a two-foot length of string or wool per person and invite participants to put a loose knot in the string for each anxiety or burden they are experiencing. Then invite them to spend time in prayer, and as they feel each knot in the string, to untie it and understand that the burdens are not theirs to carry, but the Lord’s. Provide a Bible, cards and pens for people to write out Matthew 11:28-30 to take with them and carry as a reminder of the rest Jesus promises his followers.

The Life Christ Offers is Eternal.
Invite participants to reflect on Romans 6:15-23 (MSG) where it says in verse 23, “Work hard for sin your whole life and your pension is death. But God's gift is real life, eternal life, delivered by Jesus, our Master.” To express thanks for this gift, suggest that participants sign a card you’ve prepared called a “spiritual birth certificate” with the promise “..the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

You will think of other ideas once the idea of a theme presents itself. The main thing is to keep each station simple, meaningful, and to provide something tactile for participants to experience.

Find a number of Prayer Room ideas available for download free from: (Search: Prayer)


Ministry Helps website
Online Ordering Catalogue


Joshua 1:9 Be Strong