by Joe Caddy The Salvation Army has long understood how music and fine arts can provide an effective medium to present the gospel in a way that resonates with all types of audiences. Over the years the Army also has invested in effective summer camp ministries which not only give campers an opportunity to commune with nature but to draw closer to God. Over the past couple of summers, these two important ministries have combined in a new way as summer camp staffs have implemented an imaginative presentation model known as Jesus Theatre which uses the creative arts to present the Good News in a visual and creative way leading to an invitation to accept Christ. Originally created for use …

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“With One Accord” Worship Planning Resources The Central Territory Music and Gospel Arts Department is offering a new resource called “With One Accord: A Team Approach to Worship Planning.” Developed by Peggy Thomas, assistant territorial music and gospel arts secretary, “With One Accord” has been designed to help corps provide quality worship with the resources they have and to motivate officers in planning and executing quality corporate worship experiences. Copies of the new resource, which consists of a comprehensive guidebook and DVD, can be obtained from the divisional worship consultant in your division’s music department.


Congress inspires territory to pursue mission Nearly 3,500 Salvationists were inspired to pursue mission with their whole hearts, lives and resources at the Forward Together Congress, June 9-11, by led General André and Commissioner Silvia Cox. Exciting selections like “Flashpoint” by the Territorial Youth Band and “Stand Up” by the territorial praise band The Singing Company with Phil Laeger and “Battle Cry” by the Territorial Youth Chorus, United Songsters and the Chicago Staff Band (CSB) filled the Sears Centre arena and set the tone not only for the keynote session but the weekend. These performing groups also anchored the weekend. An emphasis on prayer wove throughout the meeting with a beautiful offering to the Lord by a radiant Captain Catherine …

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