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Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

Process for planning with congregations.

1. Current Reality - 2. Desired Outcome - 3. Steps to achieveSTRATEGIC THINKING for congregations is essential to healthy congregational life and growth.  Keeping the mission and vision before leaders, and intentionally setting and following goals and objectives, increases ownership and productivity.  The new corps review documents will be highlighting this process, encouraging all ministry units to engage in STRATEGIC THINKING on a regular basis. 
The Corps Ministries Department have prepared a worksheet with instructions for every ministry group, along with concise charts to collect goals and objectives for tracking and promotion.  Following this process each ministry group will evaluate their effectiveness around the Territorial Priorities of Spiritual Health, Leadership Development, Social Justice, Integrated Mission, Children & Youth, the Gospel and Transformation, Discipleship, and identify attainable goals and objectives to move forward.
Follow this link to download the STRATEGIC THINKING Instructions & Worksheet.


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Corps Treasurer

Corps Treasurer

Update

Update from CRA on Offering Envelope Retention

The Canada Revenue Agency, in a bulletin dated July 21, 2016, has updated its positon on the retention of source documents, including church offering envelopes. Please note the following:

  • Envelopes should be kept for seven years.
  • For audit purposes, the amount of the contribution should be recorded on the envelope, with two signatures or initials to verify the amount.
  • Envelopes should be stored in a secure location.
  • Should the amount recorded on the envelope differ from the amount in the envelope, the donor should immediately be contacted to clarify the difference, and the correct amount recorded.
Adherent Training Manual

Adherent Training Manual

Everything you need.

This interactive four-lesson manual was produced by the Canada and Bermuda Territory's corps ministries department.  It explains the commitments of membership, what belonging to the Army means and that adherency can be seen as an on-ramp to soldiership.  The manual explains Army history, culture, local mission and ministry, and works as a course for newcomers as well.






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Thanksgiving Program Ideas

Thanksgiving Program Ideas

Here is a handy list of ideas

Powerpoint Resources:
Thanksgiving Powerpoint Slide BackgroundsThanksgiving slides
Give Thanks - Powerpoint Background

Readings:
God's Harvest - Print Version (Responsive Reading)
God's Harvest - Powerpoint (Responsive Reading)
Thanksgiving Responsive Reading
Hymns of Adoration - Powerpoint (Responsive Reading)

Supplies:
Thanksgiving Bulletins (Order from Trade)


Children:
Barnyard Blast (Halloween)
In The Dark (Halloween)

Thanksgiving Crafts (from DaniellesPlace.com)
Coloring Pages and Activities (from ActivityVillage.co.uk)

Senior's and Women's:
Ways to Help Children Focus on Thanksgiving (Women's Program for Mothers)
Canadian Thanksgiving (Women's Program Outline)
Give Thanks (Senior's Program Outline)
Harvest Basket (Drama)

Youth Group Ideas:
Activities (from egadideas.com)

Music:
Thanksgiving Music Suggestions - a list of contemporary songs that work really nicely with ThanksgivingSaveSave
Reminders for Movers

Reminders for Movers

Don't forget to do these things.....

Here are some things you need to remember to do, if you have recently changed appointments.

www.MinistryHelps.ca - www.MinistryCatalogue.ca
If you have recently changed appointments and you are registered at either of these websites,, please log in and change your address using the My Account link in the upper menu bar.

SAMIS, CMS, etc.
Don't forget to have the Location Information changed on other system accounts. ­Once you have access to your new location, make this a priority. ­

DID YOU KNOW? ­The public web service for people searching for Salvation Army churches or services, is populated by the information you put into SAMIS. ­If your location information is out-of-date it will not be helpful. ­To check the public information ­available for your current location - visit­www.salvationarmy.ca/locator.


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Looking For Inspiration in Spanish Ministry?

Looking For Inspiration in Spanish Ministry?

Spanish Resources

If you are helping to resource Spanish ministry and need some helpful resources for sermon writing, check out the Salvation Army Spanish Sermons posted on www.SermonCentral.com. ­If you use the advanced search tools for Denomination - and click on The Salvation Army, you will get a lengthy list of sermons - many of which are in Spanish!

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Global Alpha Campaign

Global Alpha Campaign

The Gospel & Transformation

As you are aware the "Gospel & Transformation" (evangelism) is one of our Territory's 7 strategic priorities under the banner of "Mobilize".  This year we are placing renewed emphasis and high priority on soul saving and Kingdom building!

The first action step towards this strategic priority will be an all out involvement in the Global Alpha Campaign // September 2016.  This nation wide campaign will feature Bear Grylls, the face of outdoor survival and adventure who has 1.5 billion fans worldwide.  He will be sharing his journey of faith on Alpha in a way that the world has never seen before.  He has kindly gifted Alpha with the use of his image and story for the campaign over 12 months starting September 1, 2016.

Check out this website:   invitecanada.ca  and register your region, and/or your corps to host an Alpha campaign in the coming year.

Along with Bear Grylls, the Corps Ministries Department and Alpha Canada will be providing a variety of additional supports for you and your campaign.  Regional Alpha Directors will be available in each province to meet with local corps and leaders.  Zoom conference teaching sessions will be hosted by the Corps Ministries Secretary and Shaila Visser, the National Director of Alpha.  Tools, resources, downloads and additional training will all be made available to those leading campaigns on the front lines.

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Administration de Poste

Administration de Poste

Francais


Administration de PosteUn LEADERSHIP EFFICACE au sein de l’Armée
du Salut consiste à encourager la prise de décisions,
afin de donner une direction et d’obtenir les résultats
escomptés.
Chaque poste, peu importe sa taille, doit avoir un cadre pour
soutenir sa mission. Un modèle de gouvernance est ce cadre qui
sert à harmoniser la communication et la prise de décision en ce qui
a trait aux objectifs du poste.  Administration de Poste
Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

Resources

Resources for Pentecost Sunday have been added to www.MinistryHelps.ca.
  • Sermon Outline
  • Resource Ideas - includes music ideas, video links, song suggestions, prayer, and more
  • Inspirational Graphic for sharing on social media
  • Powerpoint presentation with Responsive reading of Acts 2, and the lyrics for Send the Fire!
  • Responsive Reading print and slide versions

Pentecost Resources

View all these FREE resources!

 
The Story

The Story

Great Ministry Resource!

How would you like 31 weeks of your preaching/teaching, Bible Study, and Sunday School curriculum packaged and ready to go for the fall?­The creators of ‘THE STORY’ have done just that!­ The ministry kit includes studies, lessons, videos and more – all ready to go!­ Your children follow the same teaching plan as your adults, and it’s all included!

WHAT IS ‘THE STORY’?
What gets your attention faster than a good story?­ Jesus’ teaching was almost always in story form:­ The Good Samaritan, The Sower & The Seed, The Rich Man, The Good Shepherd, and many more.­ So here’s a great resource for every corps called The Story.

The Story, published by Zondervan, is an approach to learning and understanding the Bible using the same message and theme for your entire congregation each week for 31 weeks.

I remember being at a hot air balloon festival, where there was a large balloon floating overhead.­ A boy excitedly pointed out the balloon to his parents, saying look – a boat with animals in it.­ No one seemed to be aware that that boat came from a story in the Bible, with a lesson attached to it, with a message from God to His people.­

Many people now a days did not grow up going to Sunday School and hearing the fundamental stories about God’s interaction with His people in the world around us.­Telling The Story responds to our cultural norm where people respond to images!­ We need to be telling and teaching the Bible stories that God has given to His people.­
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Imagine the conversations your members could have on the way home and around the dinner table,
talking about what was learned in Sunday school this week by parents
who heard the same portion of scripture taught
in their sermon.

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

Included in the start up kit are ministry materials and plans for all ages to be studying, adult, youth and children’s ministry.
  • Work through 31 Bible stories in a chronological order.
  • The story of God’s great love us and know and understand your part in God’s plan
  • Gain an understanding of how the Bible lesson works itself out on this earth and how it fits into God’s bigger plan
Materials:
  • Curriculum and DVD resources for each age group
  • Bibles for each age group that read like a story
  • Materials are also available in Spanish
For more detailed information visit www.TheStory.com
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Order -­­
Harper Collins Canada:
Tony Federici Tony.federici@harpercollins.com
OR CALL ­1 800 387 0117

Resource images
CDROM
Children's items
Children's Items

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What is Mobilize?

What is Mobilize?

Mobilize Logo
This is a call to come together and mobilize around our seven strategic priorities.  This should be the focus of every person who serves under the banner of The Salvation Army - officers, employees, soldiers, volunteers, adherents and friends.  Details about the priorities, goals and actions are available on the Salvationist.ca website at www.salvationist.ca/strategic-priorities.

We have chosen the theme “mobilize”.  To mobilize requires preparation, motion and active service.  We have captured these elements in the words upward, outward and onward.  We prepare our hearts (upward), serve others (outward) and move forward together (onward).  Note the 'Z' highlights the number 7 - the number of priorities.

All officers and leaders of our territory are strongly encouraged  to:

·    Learn about the priorities.  Go to the link above and familiarize yourself with the details.
·    Read my article in the January Salvationist magazine.  Watch for future articles.
·    Ask questions.  Speak to your leaders to learn more.  
·    Share your knowledge with others.  Talk it up.
·    Pray that God will bless our efforts.  Pray alone and in community.    
·    Determine what you can do to help achieve the stated goals, and then do it.  This may include supporting others who are directly working on achieving these goals.
·    Use the mobilize artwork on posters and other material.
·    Support, inspire and encourage each other.  Celebrate milestones achieved.
·    Keep me informed.  I want to celebrate with you.

It is the prayer of our territorial leaders that  our efforts will be in tune with God’s will as we focus on our strategic priorities, work to make a difference in people’s lives and grow the Kingdom of God.
Corps Administration Model

Corps Administration Model

New resource!

Get your copy of the new Corps Administration Model document.  This document includes details on the Corps Council and Mission Board structures, outlines requirements for people who serve in corps leadership positions, and details tasks specific to each roll. 

Click here to view the table of contents: Corps Administration Model Contents

Information contained in this document covers Corps Council and Mission Board structure, member requirements and duties for the Corps Sergeant Major, Corps Secretary, Treasurer, Recruiting Sergeant, Music Locals and more.  It also includes the purpose of the Corps Council and/or Mission Board.

This document provides foundational information for every corps, large or small.
Download a copy now from www.MinistryHelps.ca
Call and Commitment Sunday

Call and Commitment Sunday

Resources

The 2016 resource package for Call and Commitment Sunday, generally recognized in February every year, is now available.

The promotional theme for 2016 is “Who Will Fill These Shoes?” focusing on the need for the next generation to step up and fill the shoes of those who have gone before them in answering God’s call – seeking Individuals who will step into leadership (officership) and help to move the mission of The Salvation Army forward.

All the resources are contained in this one file:  Call and Commitment Sunday: Who Will Fill These Shoes?
 
Corps Administration: Information and Guidelines

Corps Administration: Information and Guidelines

Which model are you using?

Corps AdministrationA new document with details for Corps Administration is almost ready for launch.  Information includes how to structure and manage the Corps Council, Mission Board, Pastoral Care Council, and provides detailed job descriptions for members of the Mission Board and more!    Watch for more information on how to get your copy!

A must read for every Corps Officer!
 
 
New Rally Day Resources

New Rally Day Resources

Free download!

Visit www.MinistryHelps.ca and click on the Rally Day link to see resources for Rally Day.  Picnic, Prayer Rally, Responsive Reading and Sermon ideas!