Like no other Commissioning we’ve ever experienced!


Don’t miss this unique Commissioning weekend of virtual worship, connection, and celebration.

Join us on June 11-13, when we will gather virtually with renewed hope that God will move mightily in our Territory. These are “Days of Hope” because we believe that God wants to bring revival to our lives, our Territory, and our world. You will experience sessions of teaching, worship, and the Commissioning of the Messengers of Grace. There will be opportunities to interact with our special guests, engage in worship with Unbound, choose from a menu of “To the Point Talks,” and much, much more. Check out the schedule and keep watching this space as more details are posted over the upcoming weeks.

Be encouraged, engaged, equipped, empowered and let’s meet TOGETHER with One Accord in holy expectation of what God is doing next

Territorial Leaders

Commissioners William A. and G. Lorraine Bamford

Commissioners Bamford invite you to engage in this important weekend of our Territory. Hear their hearts about where God is leading us as we gather TOGETHER with One Accord.

Special Guests

Commissioners Mark and Sharon Tillsley

Be encouraged and equipped as Commissioners Tillsley teach on our theme verse of Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” We are overjoyed to welcome them home to the USA Eastern Territory!

Digital Program

Schedule

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FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 – HOPE ASSURED

FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2021 – HOPE ASSURED

10:30am Commencement
12:00pm Silver Star Lunch
6:00pm A Greeting from our Territorial Leaders
followed by
“Hope around The Salvation Army World”
An Interactive Conversation with Commissioners Mark & Sharon Tillsley
7:00pm New York Staff Band & Eastern Territory Staff Songsters
In Concert

Commencement

Our hope in Christ brings hope for the future.  During Commencement we celebrate the accomplishments and equipping of men and women and to serve in the present age and the days ahead, as they share the gospel of Jesus Christ. In this meeting, the Messengers of Grace will be presented with their Associate in Applied Science degrees.

Silver Star
(not available for livestream)

A private moment of celebration for the families of those who are being Commissioned.  Silver Star is an opportunity to encourage and honor those who have supported their children who have given their lives to service of the Lord as they bring hope to the world around them.

Greeting from our Territorial Leaders

Words of encouragement and expectation spoken by our Territorial Leaders, Commissioner William A. and G. Lorraine Bamford, with special introduction of our special guests, Commissioners Mark and Sharon Tillsley.

New York Staff Band/Eastern Territorial Staff Songsters Concert

Don’t miss this night of inspirational music featuring the ministry of the NYSB and ETSS.  Both groups will present items that will provide great hope and encouragement for all listeners and bring you closer to the Lord through the playing and singing of His music.  Although it is not the full membership of either group on display, we know that you will be uplifted by those able to participate.

Interactive Conversation with Commissioners Mark and Sharon Tillsley – The Worldwide Army

Have you ever wondered what The Salvation Army looks like away from your own neighborhood?  Your own state?  Even our own Territory or Country?  Join this conversation on our virtual platform and engage with the Tillsleys in this live event.  Here is the opportunity to catch a of glimpse of how God is working through The Salvation Army around the world and engage with the stories of love, light, and hope for the days ahead. What is happening that could lead to the next Great Awakening to the Holy Spirit?

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 – HOPE ACHIEVED

SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2021 – HOPE ACHIEVED

9:30am Morning Discovery
10:00am Star Search Awards
11:00am TOGETHER with One Accord – Commissioner William A. Bamford III
11:15am Interactive Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley
12:15pm Lunch – Take a break
1:30pm – 5:30pm To the Point Talks followed by Q & A with Speakers
7:00pm “Hope Unraveled” – MOVE Dance Company
Followed by
Worship with Unbound
7:30pm Worship with Unbound

Morning Discovery

Morning Discovery is a 25-minute kids devotional show focused on sharing the Word through engaging worship, interesting characters, and simplified Bible truths. This episode of Morning Discovery features “Naomi,” a young woman listening to Jesus tell the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10). Through this episode, we will learn that love for Jesus leads to good works in our lives and focus on 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIRV) as our memory verse.

Star Search Awards

We are pleased to present the Star Search Awards Ceremony once again in this virtual fashion.  Awards will be given for all the solo categories and you will have a chance to see full performances from some of our award winners.  Please stop by to see all our participants, encourage the young people of the USA Eastern Territory, and see the bright future of The Salvation Army on full display.

Interactive Bible Study with Commissioner Mark Tillsley

The Word of God is the foundation of our equipping in this great Salvation War.  In days that may sometimes seem dark, isolated, confusing, and challenging, where is our hope?  We find hope and strength in the Words of God Himself and this session will help to direct us to Him and claim the promises of His Word. Join for an opportunity to engage in real time with Commissioner Mark on our virtual platform.

TOGETHER With One Accord

If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves; But when they attend to what He reveals, they are most blessed.  PROVERBS 29:18. Hear the Commissioner’s heart as he shares the TOGETHER with One Accord vision uniting us to discover what God is doing next in our Territory.

To the Point Talks

Don’t miss this afternoon of engagement with excellent speakers from our Territory and beyond.  Choose from a menu of Biblical (discipleship, worship), cultural (racial justice, human sexuality), and mission-focused (holiness-empowered mission, creative leadership, leadership burn-out, ministry in 2021 and forward) topics. We will have an opportunity for live Q & A sessions with the speakers after each talk is presented.  Let’s connect and engage in important discussion.

MOVE Dance Company “Hope Unraveled”

What is your relationship with hope? In a normal day-to-day context, what does hope look like? Where is hope in situations that feel hopeless? Join MOVE Dance Company as they unravel their relationship with hope into five sections: Breaking. Rambling. Unraveling. Choosing. Surrendering. Choreography by Erin Morgan, Chaya Jugenheimer, and Deangelo Powell

Worship with UNBOUND

As we continue to hope and pray for opportunities to worship in community…TOGETHER…we are finding that the resourcefulness of worshippers is manifesting itself in powerful ways!  Please join UNBOUND for an evening of worship and prayer.  Sing with us, pray with us and worship our great Lord with one accord as we inch closer and closer to those days we so longingly hope for prayer, praise, love & worship.

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 – HOPE ANTICIPATED

SUNDAY, JUNE 13, 2021 – HOPE ANTICIPATED

9:00am Morning Discovery
10:00am Commissioning, Ordination & Appointments of the Messengers of Grace

Morning Discovery

Morning Discovery is a 25-minute kids devotional show focused on sharing the Word through engaging worship, interesting characters, and simplified Bible truths. This episode of morning discovery features “Anneli,” a young stowaway who was hidden away on the boat when Jesus calmed the wind and waves (Luke 8). Through this episode, we will learn to respond to each situation with faith rather than fear and focus on 1 Corinthians 16:13 (NIRV) as our memory verse.

Ordination, Commissioning, & Appointments of the Messengers of Grace

The sacred moments of Ordination and Commissioning lay the groundwork for empowering the Messengers of Grace as they covenant themselves to the Lord to “love and serve Him supremely all of their days, and to live to win souls and make their salvation the first purpose of their lives”.  Expectation builds as the Messengers of Grace anticipate receiving their first appointments in participating in the mission of The Salvation Army.  Message will be given by Commissioner Mark Tillsley.

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To the Point Talks

Saturday, June 12, 2021 | 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

We have a full line-up of sessions you can enjoy.

Each talk is followed by a live Q&A interaction with the speaker(s).  You don’t want to miss this!

The Speakers and Moderators include:

Colonel Janet Munn, Colonel Richard Munn, Envoy Pat Wood, Lt. Colonel Raphael Jackson, Major Juanita Stanford, Lt. Colonel Janet Ashcraft, Phil Cooke, Ph.D., Major James Betts, Ronda Atwater, Captain Leslie Knaggs, Dr. Bryan Cook, Major Philip Lloyd, Commissioner Mark Tillsley, Colonel Deslea Maxwell, Dr. Bill Ury, Lt. Colonel James LaBossiere, Captain Jason M. Knaggs, and Major Shaun Belanger

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