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Applications are now being accepted for this year’s LEAD 2020, held in conjunction with the Old Orchard Beach Camp Meetings­—Saturday, July 25 through Friday, July 31 2020

Every leader needs concrete skills and relevant knowledge, as well as times of retreat and reflection. The LEAD Summit weaves each of these into a week-long gathering of dedicated leaders from across the USA East. Each day, we gather as a community for inspiring worship and connect deeply with peers; we learn through expert instruction, hands-on experience, and dialogue; and we acquire mission-critical skills and knowledge. When you return, you will be better equipped as an ambassador of Christ in your neighborhood and a leader in your corps.

The learning that will take place will equip, inspire, challenge, and encourage any Salvationist to dive deeper into their faith and to live out the Kingdom of God in new ways in their communities. This year’s LEAD Summit will focus exclusively on Evangelism and Outreach providing opportunity for committed local leaders to receive specialized field training and to participate in engaging discussion-based workshops. Evening practicum will take place in two unique contexts. Click the Context Description tab above for more details.

The cost is $120 (including a $20 non-refundable deposit), covering accommodations and most meals during the week. Don’t miss out on what will be a great time of learning, growth, and fun!

The focus of LEAD this year is Evangelism and Integrated Mission, and the territory is looking for two delegates from each division—both from the same corps—an officer and soldier/local officer or two soldiers/local officers.  For housing purposes, the two delegates from your corps should either be a married couple or of the same gender.

Click the Apply tab above or HERE for information about how to apply.


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Evangelism and Integrated Mission

General Gowans identified three parts to Army mission: “Save souls, grow saints, and serve suffering humanity.” Integrated Mission is when we accomplish all three at once. We do not see evangelism, Christian formation, and social ministry as separate but Integrated. In each of the contexts below, you will be supervised and mentored by skilled and experienced evangelists to acquire practices and concepts that reinforce an integrated model of evangelism and outreach.

Portland Area Neighborhoods

Portland, Maine is the most populous city in Northern New England. Established in the latter half of the 19th century, today, the Portland Corps serves a region home to half a million people. Participants will work alongside local officers and skilled practitioners to meet people where they are. Expect sustained conversations in a local neighborhood environment, on streets, porches, and in homes. Come prepared to encounter what God is doing in Portland (6-9pm, M-W).

Old Orchard Beach Pier Festival

The Old Orchard Beach Pier Festival has been a mainstay of the camp meetings for over one hundred years and is a popular site for visiting vacationers. Participants will support the Pier Festival ministry team and should come ready to engage people in meaningful conversations in a busy environment. Expect a higher volume of interactions throughout the evening. Be prepared to listen and respond to the Holy Spirit (6-10pm, M-Th).


The LEAD Summit is for soldiers, adherents, officers, and friends who desire to grow in Christ and in their capacity for service. Clicking the blue button below will take you to the LEAD 2020 application. Please note that at the end of the form you will be asked to make a $20 non-refundable deposit. Your application will not be considered complete until the deposit is made.

If you have any questions, speak with your Corps Officer, or email matt.baker@use.salvationarmy.org




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