Candidates

Candidates’ Seminar 2019

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Joyful Service

But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.  1 SAMUEL 12:24 (NIV)

Date: February 1-3, 2019
Location: College for Officer Training
201 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901

Commissioners William A. & G. Lorraine Bamford
Territorial Leaders
The Salvation Army, USA Eastern Territory

 If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Divisional Candidates Secretary.

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Please note, the schedule below is tentative and may change as we get closer to the event.

Schedule

Accepting Track

FridaySATURDAYSUNDAY
TIME EVENT LOCATION
3:00pm – 4:30pm Registration Crowne Plaza Lobby
4:30pm – 6:30pm Supper Crowne Plaza Montebello
6:45pm Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
7:00pm Leave for CFOT
7:15pm Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
7:15pm Gym Doors Open
7:30pm – 9:00pm Welcome Meeting Gym
9:05pm Grab & Go Snacks Student Lounge
9:15pm Load Buses / Return to hotel Side Entrance
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
TIME EVENT LOCATION
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:45am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
9:00am Leave for CFOT
9:15am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:30am – 10:15am Meeting Lecture Hall
10:30am – 11:30am Campus Life G-2
11:45am – 12:15pm Lunch Dining Room
12:30pm – 1:15pm Sample Classes L-2 Bible Class; G-2 Doctrine Class; L-3 Clase de Doctrina
1:20pm – 2:00pm CFOT Tour Lecture Hall
2:15pm – 3:00pm Cadet Mingle Student Lounge

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Campus Life Staff Dining Room (By Invitation Only)
3:30pm – 3:50pm Meet with DCS Divisional Rooms
4:00pm – 4:45pm Q & A; Moderators:
Captains Joel and Kathleen Ashcraft Lieutenants Joel and Kama Lyle
Chapel: Delegates without children  Lecture Hall: Delegates with children
5:00pm – 5:30pm Supper Dining Room
5:45pm – 6:30pm What’s Next?: Captain Sheila Gage G-2
7:00pm Musical: Skeleton Army Gym
8:40pm Load Buses / Return to hotel Side Entrance
9:00pm Ice Cream Fellowship Crowne Plaza Lobby
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:00am – 8:00am Check Out Crowne Plaza
6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:30am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
8:40am Leave for CFOT
8:50am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:00am Tea with the Commissioners (By Invitation Only) Student Lounge
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debrief Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure

Exploring Track

FridaySATURDAYSUNDAY
TIME EVENT LOCATION
3:00pm – 4:30pm Registration Crowne Plaza Lobby
4:30pm – 6:30pm Supper Crowne Plaza Montebello
6:00pm Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
6:15pm Leave for CFOT
6:30pm Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
6:35pm – 7:15pm CFOT Tour Lecture Hall
7:15pm Gym Doors Open
7:30pm – 9:00pm Welcome Meeting Gym
9:05pm Grab & Go Snacks Student Lounge
9:15pm Load Buses/Return to hotel Side Entrance
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
TIME EVENT LOCATION
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:45am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
9:00am Leave for CFOT
9:15am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:30am – 10:15am Meeting Lecture Hall
10:30am – 11:15am Session 1: The Life of an Officer: Majors Migdalia and Timothy Lavenbein Lecture Hall
11:30am – 12:15pm Session 2: Called to Officership: Captains Alexis and Lorena Castillo Lecture Hall
12:15pm – 12:45pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm – 3:30pm Round Robins Assigned Rooms
3:45pm – 4:30pm Cadet Mingle Student Lounge
4:30pm – 5:00pm Supper Dining Room
5:10pm – 5:50pm Candidates’ Process; Territorial Candidates Department Lecture Hall
6:00pm – 6:30pm Meet with DCS Divisional Room
7:00pm – 8:30pm Musical: Skeleton Army Gym
8:40pm Load Buses/Return to hotel Side Entrance
9:00pm Ice Cream Fellowship Crowne Plaza Lobby
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:00am – 8:00am Check Out Crowne Plaza
6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:30am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
8:40am Leave for CFOT
8:50am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:00am Tea with the Commissioners (By Invitation Only) Student Lounge
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debrief Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure

Discovering Track

FridaySATURDAYSUNDAY
TIME EVENT LOCATION
3:00pm – 4:30pm Registration Crowne Plaza Lobby
4:30pm – 6:30pm Supper Crowne Plaza Montebello
6:45pm Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
7:00pm Leave for CFOT
7:15pm Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
7:15pm Gym Doors Open
7:30pm – 9:00pm Welcome Meeting Gym
9:05pm Grab & Go Snacks Student Lounge
9:15pm Load Buses / Return to hotel Side Entrance
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
Time Event Location
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffett Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:45am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
9:00am Leave for CFOT
9:15am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:30am – 10:15am Meeting Chapel
10:30am -11:15am Session 1: Salvation Army History; Captains Jason and Leslie Knaggs Chapel
11:30am – 12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
12:15pm – 1:00pm Session 2: The Life of an Officer; Captains James and Tricia Brennan Chapel
1:10pm – 1:50pm Cadet Mingle Student Lounge
2:00pm – 2:45pm CFOT Tour Lecture Hall
3:00pm – 3:45pm Session 3: The College for Officer Training Chapel
4:00pm – 4:30pm Meet with DCS Divisional Room
4:45pm – 5:15pm Supper Dining Room
5:30pm – 6:30pm Session 4: Joyful Service; Majors Jodi and Philip Lloyd Chapel
7:00pm – 8:30pm Musical: Skeleton Army Gym
8:40pm Load Buses / Return to hotel Side Entrance
9:00pm Ice Cream Fellowship Crowne Plaza Lobby
11:30pm Curfew Crowne Plaza
TIME EVENT LOCATION
6:00am – 8:00am Check Out Crowne Plaza
6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast Buffet Crowne Plaza Montebello
8:30am Load Buses Crowne Plaza Side Entrance
8:40am Leave for CFOT
8:50am Arrive at CFOT Side Entrance
9:00am Tea with the Commissioners (By Invitation Only) Student Lounge
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debrief Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure

Divisional Rooms

Why?

The purpose of gathering as a division is to discuss your thoughts, answer questions about the weekend, and meet for Sunday School with your Divisional Candidates’ Secretary and Associate Candidates’ Secretary.

DIVISION ROOM
Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware 121
Empire State L-4
Greater New York Lecture Hall (Friday & Sunday), Staff Dining Room (Saturday)
Massachusetts 109
Northeast Ohio 110
New Jersey L-2
Northern New England Business Board Room (2nd floor)
Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands Curriculum Board Room
Southern New England L-3
Southwest Ohio & Northeast Kentucky 120
Western Pennsylvania 119
Adult Rehabilitation Centers 108

Frequently Asked Questions

Transportation

Buses have been provided to transport delegates from the Suffern Crowne Plaza to the College for Officer Training and back. Please check your brief for bus departure times. For those of you who are driving, directions are provided. Also, parking is available in the lower parking lot only at CFOT.

Meals

Friday dinner will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Saturday and Sunday mornings there will be a breakfast buffet at the hotel. All other meals will take place at the College for Officer Training.

Uniform/Dress Code

Friday and Saturday (all day) is casual wear. Sunday is full uniform. If you do not have a Salvation Army uniform, Sunday best wear is acceptable.

Hotel Etiquette

We are not the only people staying in this hotel.  Please be considerate of others when you are in the hallways. Please keep the noise down in the evenings and early mornings. In all things, let us be good witnesses of the Lord Jesus Christ and The Salvation Army. Use of the room phone and ordering services from the hotel is prohibited.

Hotel Check–Out

You must check out of your hotel room on Sunday morning prior to departing for the College for Officer Training. You may simply drop your key off at the front desk upon your departure. Luggage will be stored in the appropriate vehicles or in Room L-1 at the College for Officer Training.

Place of Prayer

The prayer room is located on the first floor of the CFOT. Please refer to your map. We encourage you to use this place to seek after the Lord and His purposes for you.

Cadet Student Center

Cadets will be selling assorted items in the Student Center on Saturday. 

Luggage Room

On Sunday, Room L–1 will be used to hold luggage for all those who need this storage.

 

Round Robin Rotation

TOPIC INSTRUCTOR ROOM TIME
Officers’ Family Life Majors Brett and Jessica DeMichael 121 1:00 pm
Officers’ Expectations Lt. Colonel Ruth A. Stoneburner 108 1:30 pm
Officers’ Pastoral  Ministry Major David Antill 109 2:00 pm
Officers’ Ministry in the Community

Major Philip Wittenberg

119 2:30 pm
Officers’ Spiritual Life Lt. Colonel Patricia LaBossiere 120 3:00 pm
TEMA INSTRUCTOR SALÓN HORA
El Oficial y la Familia Capitanes Arlene y Guillermo DiCaterina 110 1:00 pm
Las Expectativas del Oficial Tnte. Coronel Ricardo Fernandez 110 1:30 pm
El Ministerio Pastoral del Oficial Capitanes Gilberto y Nancy Velez 110 2:00 pm
El Oficial y la Comunidad Mayores Janet y Samuel Gonzalez 110 2:30 pm
La Vida Espiritual del Oficial Mayora Santa Correa 110 3:00 pm

How does the Round Robin Rotation work?

If you signed up for the Exploring track, you will have a colored sticker on the back of your name tag. This color signifies what group you are in. Please refer to the chart provided to see where your group needs to be and at what time.

Every group will get to hear each of the sessions listed. These sessions are formulated to give you a well–informed look at what life would be like, should you choose to become an officer in The Salvation Army.

TIME BLUE BLACK GREEN RED YELLOW*
1:00 pm 108 109 119 120 110
1:30 pm 109 119 120 121 110
2:00 pm 119 120 121 108 110
2:30 pm 120 121 108 109 110
3:00 pm 121 108 109 119 110

Directions

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