Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.”― Oscar Wilde Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army: 4 Mistakes New Officers Make

Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift

“Without careful attention, faith-based organizations will inevitably drift from their founding mission.” ― Peter Greer, Mission Drift: The Unspoken Crisis Facing Leaders, Charities, and Churches In a previous pondering:  “Dear … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Correcting Mission Drift

3 Resources to help you become a better Salvation Army Officer…

Let’s face it, the role of a Salvation Army Officer is difficult.  I know…understatement of the century! There are certainly joys…along with heartache and sorrows – it’s a mixed bag … Continue reading 3 Resources to help you become a better Salvation Army Officer…

Dear Salvation Army, How Accountable Are We Really?

Last year (2016), General Cox set forth an initiative called Journey of Renewal. This initiative has been created to encourage, grow, and tackle many of the struggles our Army faces … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, How Accountable Are We Really?

Dear Salvation Army, Why The Holiness Movement is Dead…

As with many of these articles, hear me out before you tell me how outraged you are that I would say such a thing. Let me start by asking you … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why The Holiness Movement is Dead…

Dear Salvation Army, Why We Should Get Rid of “Church”…

The primary purpose for our founders in creating The Salvation Army was to be a Lighthouse, a beacon to the lost.  We were founded to help the lost, the drowning … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, Why We Should Get Rid of “Church”…

4 Reasons The Salvation Army Is Losing Millennials

  I’ve been doing some research on Millennials…I happen to have two living in my home. More and more I see young people reaching a certain age in our corps, … Continue reading 4 Reasons The Salvation Army Is Losing Millennials

Dear Salvation Army Officers, How To Find The Time For Ministry In 4 Steps

Dear Officer, what does your normal day look like? Are there reports to submit, bills to sign, checks to deposit, phone calls to be made, budgets to be crafted (or … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officers, How To Find The Time For Ministry In 4 Steps

Dear Salvation Army Officers: 4 Reasons Not To Leave Officership

**This blog entry is Officer specific, but this can be applied to soldiers as well! ** Dear Salvation Army Officer who is on the verge of resigning…this is for you. … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army Officers: 4 Reasons Not To Leave Officership

Dear Salvation Army, 5 Practical Ways To Engage The UnChurched?

Dear Salvation Army, are we playing church when we should be engaging our community?  Is there a difference?  We understand that our ministry and movement is not strictly “Church”, it … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army, 5 Practical Ways To Engage The UnChurched?

Dear Salvation Army – Letters From Prison

Life in The Salvation Army is always unique and eventful.  There is something new each day, and these “somethings” can be good, and they can also be not so good. … Continue reading Dear Salvation Army – Letters From Prison