officership

What is Salvation Army Officership?

Each year The Salvation Army commissions 'Salvation Army officers' who are ministers in Salvation Army churches and centres. To become an officer, you do two years of training at The Salvation Army's Booth College of Mission in Upper Hutt. 

We all have different callings from God, and for some, that calling may include officership in The Salvation Army. It’s an exciting thing to get a nudge from God! That strong and passionate prompt in our heart or mind to do something that makes a difference for God and for others. You may be reading this because you’ve had just such a nudge toward Salvation Army officership. If that's you, or you just want to find out more about Salvation Army officership, have a chat to your corps officer, divisional youth secretary or the candidates secretary for your division. Talk to your friends, your family and most importantly, talk to God. Pray about it, and trust God to lead and use you.

Applications are now open for Officer Training 2022 (NZ based) in the Defenders of Justice Ngā Kaiwawao I te Tika session! Applications close June 2021.

 

Candidates Secretaries

Northern Division: Captain Naomi Holt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Captain Nathan Holt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Midland Division: Captain Missy Ditchburn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Central Division: Captain Susan Adams (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Southern Division: Major Alison Moody (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Fiji Division: Major Adrian Marika Serevi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Tonga Region: Lieutenant Selalina Prescott (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

More Information

To learn more about Salvation Army officership or to take the next step, head to www.salvationarmy.org.nz/sayyes.

Watch the 'I'm Saying Yes' videos here for inspiring stories from those who have said yes to officership.

Booth College of Mission also offers a range of great short courses throughout the year which you can check out here. You can also study full-time or part-time at BCM towards a Diploma in Christian Studies which you can find out more about here.