What is a “Salvation Army Officer”?
Christian faith believes God has a purpose for everyone he creates. Salvation Army Officers’ conviction to His ministry is a response to His call to fulfill His purpose in one’s life.
The Salvation Army is called to save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity. Therefore, becoming a Salvation Army Officer is a sacred ministry.
How to become a Salvation Army Officer?
A Salvationist who is called to become a Salvation Army Officer is a full-time devotion to the Christian ministry. He/She must be trained with a series of courses before he/she is ordained and commissioned as officer to preach, to develop believers and to serve the community.
Vocational Fellowship is designed for fellow soldiers who are devoted to a more in-depth service. It will help the soldiers explore the full-time service directions through sharing, discussions, study and prayers.
Candidate is a soldier called by God and determines to become a Salvation Army officer. Prior to entering the Officer Training College, they will be assessed for their suitability and on acceptance as a candidate to complete a series of studies.
Cadets are required to complete a 2-year training course at the Officer Training College. They will take classes such as the Bible, Salvation Army doctrines, church and Salvation Army history, etc, and take up works and ministries at the corps. At the conclusion of their training, the cadets are commissioned and ordained as officers and appointed to service in Salvation Army corps, social services units, the Command Headquarters or overseas ministries.
There are over 26,000* Salvation Army officers around the globe. Each of them has a different life, but they all share the same calling. (*Statistic of 2010)
Path of becoming a Salvation Army Officer
Steps to becoming a Salvation Army Officer
Requirements for becoming a Candidate