The following presentation was given at Booth College of Mission in New Zealand on 9 May 2013 as part of their Thought Matters Seminars. These seminars are a monthly gathering for theological reflection and discussion hosted by Booth College of Mission. This presentation was prepared by four cadets as part of their studies to become Officers of the Salvation Army.
Training for the mission – cadets, soldiers and officers: are we hitting the mark?
The Salvation Army was raised up from the Church as a mission to the unsaved and the marginalised. Is this still what we are about today? If mission is a Salvation Army distinctive within the wider Church, how effective are we in equipping our “fighting force” to achieve this mission? Are we doing what is necessary to fulfill this call of God for our movement?
Cadets Janet Green, Jessica Bezzant, Nathan Holt and Karl Foreman to explore these questions in this Thought Matters Seminar.