Summer Mission Teams

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow in your walk with the Lord, serve in a team setting, and develop your leadership skills? 

It may be the year to consider applying for the Central Territory Summer Mission Team!

Each year The Salvation Army offers an opportunity for young adults to work alongside Salvationists all over the world through the Summer Mission Team (SMT) program. SMT is a leadership development program that invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in an eight-week team missions experience.
Whether you are painting an orphanage in the Caribbean, weighing babies in South Africa, or talking to people in an open market in Argentina, being on the frontlines of ministry will open your eyes to God’s love for the nations and help you discover His plan for all people to be part of His Kingdom. You’ll develop a clearer worldview, a better understanding of the commonality of the human experience, and a broader perspective of The Salvation Army.

Do You Have What It Takes?

Qualifications for Applicants:

  1. Active member of The Salvation Army (Salvationist).  Must own and be willing to wear uniform as assigned.
  2. 18-28 years of age
  3. Must have the endorsement of the Corps Officer and Divisional Headquarters.
  4. Visibly demonstrate love for God and compassion for others.
  5. Proven leadership ability. Successful involvement in corps or divisional leadership
  6. Specific skills/experience in teaching, public speaking, children’s ministry, evangelism, gospel arts or construction
  7. Evangelistic zeal and a clear personal witness.
  8. Knowledge of the Bible
  9. Emotional and spiritual maturity
  10. Tolerant personality / Even temperament
  11. Desire to learn / Teachability
  12. Friendliness / Approachability
  13. Hands-on ministry and service experience
  14. Previous missions experience preferred

Team members are selected through an application process and by a committee dedicated to making sure the teams are committed to God and the mission of The Salvation Army.

Is this the year you should apply?

Don’t wait! Have a talk with your corps officer, then fill out and submit the online SMT interest form.

For more information about the Summer Mission Team or ministry opportunities in your area e-mail:
missions@usc.salvationarmy.org