Models for Mobilizing
In March, The Salvation Army Eastern Territory will offer training on the practice of “Integrated Mission,” one of the four Strikepoints continued by Commissioner William A. Bamford, territorial commander (see “Vision 2017,” SAConnects, Nov. 2016). The training will model work already in progress for the past two years at corps in our territory.
Through a visitation initiative called the Support and Learning Team (SALT), Salvationists at these corps have committed to love their neighbors and to explore the different dimensions of caring, community, and change.
In our next SAConnects magazine we’ll bring you up close and personal with people who are modeling this ministry. From San Juan, P. R., to York, Pa., you’ll read testimonies from Salvationists who boldly walk crime–ridden streets, who lovingly visit homes ravaged by the heroin epidemic, and who courageously engage in life–changing conversations.
You’ll read about those conversations from the perspectives of Lt. Colonel Hugh Steele, ARCC commander, Cadet Joseph Cantrell, Mike Price in Dayton, Ohio, and Jonathan Shaffstall in Montclair, N.J.
We’ll also share an insightful and challenging Q&A with bestselling author Max Lucado. He’ll talk about his new book, Because of Bethlehem, and tell you why it is more important now than ever for the world to hear the message of Christ.
— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief