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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.

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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym Entrance
9:30am – 10:15am Meeting Lecture Hall
10:30am – 11:30am Session 1: Campus Life G-2
11:45am – 12:15pm Lunch Dining Room
12:30pm – 1:15pm Session 2: 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

Messengers of Grace Session Staff Dining Room (By Invitation Only)
3:30pm – 3:50pm Meet with DCS Divisional Rooms
4:00pm – 4:45pm Session 3: 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 Session 4: What’s Next?
Captain Sheila Gage
G-2
7:00pm Musical: Skeleton Army Gym
8:40pm Load Buses / Return to hotel CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym Entrance
9:00am Tea with the Commissioners (By Invitation Only) Student Lounge
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms (Page 10)
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debriefing Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure X

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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym 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 – 12:10pm 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 (Page 11)
3:45pm – 4:30pm Cadet Mingle Student Lounge
4:30pm – 5:00pm Supper Dining Room
5:10pm – 5:50pm Session 3: Candidates’ Process
Territorial Candidates Department
Lecture Hall
6:00pm – 6:30pm Meet with DCS Divisional Rooms (Page 10)
7:00pm – 8:30pm Musical: Skeleton Army Gym
8:40pm Load Buses / Return to hotel CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym Entrance
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms (Page 10)
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debriefing Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure X

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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym 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 CFOT Gym 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 Rooms (Page 10)
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 CFOT Gym Entrance
9:00am Sunday School Divisional Rooms (Page 10)
10:00am – 12:00pm Holiness Meeting Gym
12:00pm Lunch Dining Room
1:00pm Divisional Delegation Debriefing Divisional Rooms
1:45pm Departure x

Information / Información

ENGLISHESPAÑOL

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-3
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-4 (Piano Lounge)
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 the Lord and His purposes for you.

Cadet Student Lounge

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.

In Case of Emergency

Please contact these numbers only in cases of extreme emergency:

CFOT Security (845) 826 – 5964
Major Elmer E. Deming (845) 499 – 0556
Major Richard López (845) 213 – 8380
Major Linda B. López (914) 420 – 8292

Survey

Please remember to complete the survey located on the Candidates’ Seminar App which can be accessed through SA Connects. Your input and comments are important and can help improve future seminars. Thank you for participating in this survey.

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

Captains Dabiel and Luz Valdés

119 2:30 pm
Officers’ Spiritual Life Lt. Colonel Patricia LaBossiere 120 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

Salones Divisionales

El propósito de reunirse por División es para discutir y compartir pensamientos, experiencias, responder a sus preguntas y disfrutar de la Escuela Bíblica Dominical con el Secretario Divisional de Candidatos.

DIVISIÓN SALÓN
Eastern Pennsylvania & Delaware 121
Empire State L-3
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-4 (Piano Lounge)
Southwest Ohio & Northeast Kentucky 120
Western Pennsylvania 119
Adult Rehabilitation Centers 108

Preguntas Frecuentes

Transportación

Se ha provisto de antemano autobuses para la transportación de delegados desde el Hotel Crowne Plaza hasta el Colegio de Entrenamiento para Oficiales y el regreso. Por favor verifique en el programa las horas de salida. Para aquellos que conducirán sus vehículos, le proveemos instrucciones de cómo llegar.

Comidas

El viernes la cena se servirá en el Hotel Crowne Plaza. El sábado y domingo en la mañana el desayuno se servirá en el hotel. Todas las demás comidas se servirán en el Colegio de Entrenamiento para Oficiales.

Uniforme / Código de Vestimenta

El viernes y sábado la vestimenta es casual. El domingo debe vestir uniforme completo. Si usted no tiene uniforme del Ejército de Salvación, vista lo mejor posible.

Modales y Etiqueta para el Hotel

Nosotros no somos los únicos hospedados en el hotel. Por favor tenga consideración de otros cuando camine por los pasillos. Por favor limite el ruido en las noches y temprano en la mañana. En todo, debemos ser buenos testigos del Señor Jesucristo y del Ejército de Salvación. El uso del teléfono que provee el hotel en los cuartos y el servicio de comida ofrecidos por el hotel, son cargos personales; por ende, evite los mismos.

Salida del Hotel

Usted deberá entregar la llave de su cuarto en el mostrador del hotel el domingo en la mañana antes de salir para el Colegio de Entrenamiento para Oficiales. El equipaje deberá guardarse en los vehículos tal como le indique su líder divisional o en el Salón L-1 del Colegio de Entrenamiento para Oficiales.

Cuarto de Oración

El cuarto de oración está localizado en el primer piso de CFOT. Por favor ver mapa que se provee. Le exhortamos a que use este lugar para orar y buscar la dirección de Dios para su vida.

“Cadet Student Lounge”

Los cadetes venderán una variedad de artículos durante el día sábado.

Cuarto de Equipaje

El domingo, el salón L-1 será utilizado para guardar equipaje para todo aquel que necesite.

En Caso de Emergencia

Por favor contactar los siguientes números en caso de emergencia:

Seguridad (845) 826 – 5964
Mayor Elmer E. Deming (845) 499 – 0556
Mayor Richard López (845) 213 – 8380
Mayor Linda B. López (914) 420 – 8292

Encuesta

La encuesta también está en español. Agradecemos su participación.

Traducción

Traducción al español se hará disponible en cada una de las reuniones generales. Usted puede adquirir su equipo de traducción en el cuarto de traducción localizado en la parte posterior, derecha, del gimnasio.

Rotación “Round Robin”

TEMA INSTRUCTOR SALÓN HORA
El Oficial y la familia Capitanes Arlene y Guillermo DiCaterina 110 1:00 pm
Las expectativas del Oficial Tte. Coroneles Mirtha y Ricardo Fernandez 110 1:30 pm
El ministerio pastoral del Oficial Capitanes Gilberto y Nancy Vélez 110 2:00 pm
El Oficial y la comunidad Mayores Janet y Samuel González 110 2:30 pm
La vida espiritual del Oficial Mayora Santa Correa 110 3:00 pm

¿Cómo trabaja la Rotación “Round Robin”?

Si usted es parte de “Exploring Track”, encontrará en la parte de atrás de su tarjeta de identificación una estampilla de color. Este color significa el grupo al cual usted pertenece. Por favor observe la tabla que se provee adjunto para confirmar el número de salón  la hora de donde usted debe estar.

Cada grupo tendrá la oportunidad de participar en las sesiones presentadas. Estas sesiones han sido formuladas para brindarles breve información de asuntos importantes en la vida de un 0ficial, en acaso que usted desee convertirse en un oficial del Ejército de Salvación.

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 

Instrucciones de cómo llegar

Exit Survey / Encuesta de Salida

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