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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.

        
Right Now Media

Right Now Media

New one year agreement for all corps

Embedded Content Register today and share this link with everyone in your corps/ministry unit!  This offer is valid to all members of The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.

For more details about this resource click here.
 
Right Now Media

Right Now Media

Salvation Army Partnership

Right Now Media websiteThe Canada and Bermuda Territory of The Salvation Army has made the spiritual health and wellness of all Salvationists, employees, volunteers and the people we serve a strategic priority. We are therefore excited to offer this large community of people the gift of FREE access for one year, starting August 15, 2016, to a huge, streaming, online library of over 12,000 Bible study videos, leadership videos, kids’ shows and more. RightNow Media has been described as “the Netflix of Christian videos.”  

Click here to register:
RightNow Media


Feedback from registrants:
"I am absolutely thrilled to have this resource back.  Thank you so much for the investment!"
"Thank you, thank you, thank you!  I am so excited to check out the "Netflix of Christian videos" as mentioned in your message copied below.  I will certainly be passing this info onto our congregation and staff."
 
ADVERTISE - Posters will be distributed late summer 2016.
BULLETIN INSERT - Copies of the bulletin and poster are available on Lotus Notes.
SHARE - Everyone must register individually.  Corps are requested to share the link with congregations and encourage people to register.
ACCESS - To enjoy this gift, please register here: 

Registrants will have access to thousands of video resources to help you with parenting, marriage, discipleship, kids’ programs and more.  The site includes content for all ages and stages of life, and, you can invite corps members, family members and friends to set up their own accounts.
 
Before you sign up for your own account, please note that this website is managed by RightNow Media, a company based in the United States and subject to American laws.  As part of the sign-up process, you will be asked to provide certain information, such as your name, e-mail address, gender, birth year, employment status with The Salvation Army and marital status. The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory does not have access to the personal information that you provide or control over it.  To learn more about RightNow Media’s Privacy Policy, please go to www.rightnowmedia.org/privacy-policy.
 
At the end of this first year of subscription, the Canada and Bermuda Territory of The Salvation Army will decide, based on the feedback received, whether to renew the subscription for this service.  So be sure to try it out,
 


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Spiritual Disicipline : Sabbath

Spiritual Disicipline : Sabbath

Resources for August

There are a variety of resources available for the promotion and focus on SABBATH, the Spiritual Discipline topic for August.  Get your resources here or click on the image below.
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Weekend of Prayer

Weekend of Prayer

Weekend of Prayer Resources

September 25, 2016 has been designated as the
Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

Watch for useful resources for this event including: poster, prayer guide, slides, facts sheet, video clips and more.
Download resources at:
English resources:­ www.salvationist.ca

Weekend of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking



Don't miss this great opportunity to promote Human Trafficking support and social justice issues!
 
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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)
Summer Prayer Guide

Summer Prayer Guide

Please pray for these ministries!

We are seeking prayer warriors to bathe God's work in prayer this summer.  Here are some ways to generate support.

Poster - Download, print and post this poster around your Ministry center (8.5 x 11)

Digital Image - Download and insert this image into your weekly bulletin. Download and use this image to email your corps list, your ministry board, or other interested individuals.  Post it on your corps webpage, FB or other social media!

Bulletin Insert - Ready to print pdf to distrubte to the congregation and engage them in praying for summer ministries.

Sample poster:
Summer Prayer MInistry
Sample Graphic:
Summer Prayer MInistry

For more Prayer resources, visit www.MinistryHelps.ca and search 'prayer'.
April is Prayer

April is Prayer

Mobilize: Spiritual Disciplines

Prayer Icon

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.
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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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. 

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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.
 
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.
One Army Study Series

One Army Study Series

A resource for everyone!

Here is what the IHQ have said about these studies:
"... integral aspects of the Army will be presented for information, inspiration, discussion and response. They will show what the Army is, what it teaches and what it does. The series will be presented using various forms of communication and include participation and interaction. Especially, it will be presented in the context of how each life can find its own place in the will and purposes of God. This being so, One Army can:

Give everyone an opportunity to find the joy of using their one life for their creator God.
Show how a life given back to God can be transformed and enriched, and of a quality only he can give.
Reveal how The Salvation Army emphasises personal relationship with God as being at the heart and meaning of life."...­ (read more)

EVERY ministry unit in Canada and Bermuda have now received a copy of the ONE ARMY binder, DVD, and first study book.­ To find out more about this series visit: www.salvationarmy.org/onearmy/series
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



     
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