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Holiness Institute – Reflections

2015 Institute Photo
A few weeks ago, 39 soldiers from around the USA Eastern Territory gathered at the Crestview Conference Center at THQ for the 2015 Holiness Institute: “Sanctify Us By Your Word.”  Every year, Spiritual Life Development department and Major Young Sung Kim, the territorial Ambassador for Holiness, offer the Holiness Institute for soldiers throughout the territory.  The Holiness Institute is a learning community for seeking and practicing the life of Christlikeness in the ministry of The Salvation Army.

The Holiness Institute equips YOU…

  • To encounter the doctrine and Spirit of holiness in faithful community for the sanctification of life in mission.
  • To exalt the Lord Jesus as Savior from sin.
  • To endorse the experience by testimony of voice and life.
  • To inspire soldiers to spread the gospel and led people to victory through Christ.


It is difficult to pinpoint one thing that stood out. For me, the entire weekend was a process. More than the incredible teachings, more than the friendly delegates…I think above all was the way the precious Holy Spirit moved in so many lives; including my own. There was no “ah-ha” moment for me, but a continual filling. Like the rain on the hillsides-if it pours, the water does not seep in, just runs off. It has to be a slow process. So the water can reach the roots. God touched my spirit slowly, but completely. I learned much about myself those few days. But what touched me most was the special remembrances of how God loves us…loves me.

Pastor Wanda Christy-Shaner, Holiness Institute delegate

“Truly, the participation of 39 delegates at the Institute this year from the different parts of our territory not only represented commitment to the life of holiness but also the corporate unity for participating in God’s Kingdom mission for The Salvation Army. I was deeply touched and was encouraged by each delegate’s humble and desiring hearts in order to receive new understanding and challenges about the life of holiness.”

Major Young Sung Kim, Territorial Ambassador for Holiness and Holiness Institute Director

“The Holiness Institute weekend was amazing. I can see that I was chosen to attend. I learned so much on how to live a holy life.”

Marge Rivera, Holiness Institute delegate


We Want to See You At the next Holiness Institute, October 13-16, 2016!!! 

Stay tuned for more information or speak with your Corps Officer
about how you can take your own holiness journey further!




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