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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.

        
April is Prayer

April is Prayer

Mobilize: Spiritual Disciplines

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During the month of April the Spiritual Disciplines focus is on PRAYER.  For resources visit: www.saSpiritualLife.ca

For prayer room ideas, prayer walks, and other great ideas to foster more prayer, visit www.MinistryHelps.ca  and search the prayer ideas.  Lots of ideas available for free download.
Spiritual Disciplines

Spiritual Disciplines

New Resources!

Practising Spiritual Disciplines is an exciting new resource designed to educate and inspire Salvationists to explore 12 spiritual disciplines which offers practical, hands - on materials that can be used to guide Salvationists on their spiritual journey. This focus fits with the territory's strategic priority of Spiritual Health under the Mobilize theme. Our prayer is that this tool will draw Salvationists closer to God and, in return, bless our community and mission.

Take up the challenge of practising a different spiritual discipline each month for one year: prayer, evangelism, Scripture, solitude, Sabbath, hospitality, tithing, service, worship, guidance, self - denial and confession. Invite God to speak into your life, to show you his glory and to transform you into his image. God will use these spiritual disciplines to strengthen your relationship with him. He has promised: "Come near to God and he will come near to you" (James 4:8 NIV).
Practising Spiritual Disciplines resources
Find the Practising Spiritual Disciplines poster to display in your ministry unit, a suggested monthly guide and 12 monthly bulletin inserts for download in black and white and colour on www.saSpiritualLife.ca. Also included will be a one - page study guide for each discipline and additional resources. A French version of the materials will be available soon.
Lent Prayer Guide

Lent Prayer Guide

Follow the prayer guide for 40 days.

A prayer focus for every day during Lent - pray for a special ministry area and Salvation Army territory.

Visit the website:  www.saMinistryHelps.ca/LENT2016 daily from February 10 - March 20th - or visit once on your device and save the bookmark to your home screen.
Territorial Prayer Focus - February

Territorial Prayer Focus - February

Please join us in prayer ministry!

Get your copy of the February Territorial Prayer Focus - available from www.saSpiritualLife.ca
 
Here are some great ways to use this resource:
  • Post it on your fridge and on the bulletin board at church.
  • Share this link with family, friends and Christian contacts.
  • Save it to your mobile device and reflect on it daily.
  • Print and keep in your Bible, for daily reference.
  • Take it along to your prayer group and Bible study group.
  • PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!
One Army LIVE Studies

One Army LIVE Studies

Tune in to a home study in the UK

THE modest living room at the home of Majors Nick and Kerry Coke (corps officers at Raynes Park, United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland) hosted more than 300 people at the launch of the One Army Live series of discussions. Fortunately for the comfort of all involved, most of the hundreds of Salvationists and friends were taking part online, as part of a live, interactive web chat – the first in a five-week pilot.

Hosted by Major Kerry Coke, co-presenter of the One Army DVD series, the hour-long session included contributions from Raynes Park Corps regulars Joe, Viv, Phil, Gill, Morten, Jennifer, Glenys and Malcolm. Supported by International Headquarters Communications team members David Giles and Gary Rose, Major Nick Coke brought in contributions in real time from right around the world.

The internationalism was demonstrated from the outset, as Morten – a Salvationist from Denmark – opened in prayer in Danish. Underscoring the connectedness brought about by the webcast, he was reunited with Stella – a friend from his home corps – who participated online throughout the evening. Commissioner Robert Street, the project manager and author of the One Army materials, joined in remotely from Stotfold Corps.

The One Army teaching programme uses written and video material to provide an understanding of what The Salvation Army is, does and believes. It seeks to ensure that Salvationists and friends from around the world have the same basic understanding of what it means to 'be' The Salvation Army. And, as Commissioner Street is keen to remind people, 'Essentially, One Army material is centred on Jesus.'

In all, 30 countries were represented during the evening, with the specially-built website (www.salvationarmy.org/onearmy) and social media platforms Periscope, Twitter and Facebook all being used to share Bible study, prayer and fellowship as ‘One Army’.

The topics included ‘One Life To Live’, which was enriched by one of the online participants sharing a photo of his newborn baby (‘We can confirm life IS an amazing gift!' wrote Steve from the UK). Cultural and societal differences were highlighted through a number of contributions too, with online contributor Oleg offering a timely reflection from Ukraine on war, conflict and unrest: ‘With all [these] difficulties God cares about everyone! Enjoy what you have.’

As the evening progressed, exploring the lives of Jesus and Salvation Army Founder William Booth, some personal testimonies were shared. ‘Jesus is our salvation,’ shared Malcolm at Raynes Park before admitting: ‘And that’s one of the things that I’ve failed to accept. I struggled for many years to give my life to Jesus … The biggest thing that stops people coming to Christ is that they don’t think they’re good enough. Jesus has already died on that cross for us.’

Reaction to the pilot was positive, with comments among the Raynes Park participants including ‘the community was great’, ‘the next few weeks will be really exciting’ and ‘I’ve really enjoyed it’.

Major Kerry Coke was heartened by the success of the inaugural broadcast. ‘It’s been wonderful to do One Army Live and to have people sharing with us from around the world. It just changes the focus – it makes it a much more international thing.’ Addressing those who might have missed the first online discussion, she adds: ‘One Army is absolutely for you – so make sure you join in next week!’

•    One Army Live continues at 7.30pm GMT each Wednesday until 10 February at sar.my/onearmylive, where all the videos and resources are also accessible
•    The site also includes video footage of the entire first session
•    Find out what people thought of One Army Live at sar.my/onearmyvoxpops

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Seek God for the City 2016

Seek God for the City 2016

Lenten Prayer Journey

Join with thousands of North American Christians on a Lenten prayer journey.  This prayer guide has been bulk ordered by THQ so that every ministry unit has the opportunity to encourage participation.

$1.50 per book (50% off the regular price) while supplies last.
Order for your congregation in time for January delivery! Starts February 10th.

NOTE:  If your ministry unit requires 200+ copies, please order directly from Waymakers to receive a similar discount.  THQ copies are reserved for units who would not benefit due to numbers.

This tool is also available in SPANISH from www.waymakers.org
 
 
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) www.salvationarmy.org/onearmy  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 (www.nph.com)  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 christian_education_orderdesk@can.salvationarmy.org.

Scripture Press adult studies are also promoted from THQ as curriculum options.  They have a number of adult Wesleyan study series. (www.davidccook.com) These would be eligible for a discount to Salvation Army units if ordered by email through the christian_education_orderdesk@can.salvationarmy.org.
 
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:

ChristianBooks.com 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 Christianbooks.com 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
FREE DOWNLOADS:
A variety of program ideas are available on www.MinistryHelps.ca.  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 MinistryHelps.ca to access resources.


Here is a sampling of what you will find:

CHILDREN
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.

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

MULTI-AGE
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:­ www.saMinistryCatalogue.ca
­ 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!
YOUTH STUDY - ONE ARMY

YOUTH STUDY - ONE ARMY

Overview of Resources

Visit www.SalvationArmy.org/onearmy 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




VISIT NOW:  www.saSpiritualLife.ca


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