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Leader Development

The Salvation Army acknowledges that initial ministry training, whether provided at the Officer Training College or elsewhere, is but one stage, in a lifelong journey of equipping and developing officers for mission and ministry. Continuing education and development is expected and is actively encouraged through the provision of financial support.

Officers are encouraged to participate in personal study programs that are relevant to their current and future work.

Officers should also consider their vocational leanings, and plan to develop themselves in areas of passion and personal calling while remaining open to the feedback of their peers and leaders in relation to their sense of calling to specific areas of ministry.

The Leader Development Department is a resource department to assist in this process and can help with identifying suitable courses and providing guidance regarding many facets of engaging in the higher education and vocational development sectors

  • Encourage
  • Enable
  • Explore
  • Encourage:

    Officers to study
    a. Focussing on new lieutenants in their first five years of Officership Encouraging them to complete the qualifications they commenced at the training college.
    b. Those who have high potential – encouraging them to discover their giftings and build upon them with courses leading to relevant qualifications.

  • Enable:

    Officers to study by
    a. providing financial support
    b. helping with finding appropriate courses
    c. helping develop time management skills to enable them to complete study whilst managing their appointment successfully

  • Explore:

    Giving officers time set apart, at Geelong conference centre, .to discover where they are & where they are going by providing reviews at specific times in their ministry.

“Learning is certainly a wonderful thing, but in our study we need to keep the reminder of 1 Corinthians 13:2 before us: “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, but have not love, I am nothing.”

“Learning is certainly a wonderful thing, but in our study we need to keep the reminder of 1 Corinthians 13:2 before us: “If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, but have not love, I am nothing.”

Contacts

Lieut-Colonel Karyn Rigley
Leader Development Secretary
PO Box 479
95-99 Railway Road,
Blackburn, VIC, 3130

Telephone: 03 8878 4500
Fax: 03 8878 4705
karyn.rigley@aus.salvationarmy.org