Have you heard about the USA Central Territory’s new initiative “Twenty New Corps” that Commissioners Paul and Carol Seiler launched during the 2016 Commissioning weekend? (If you weren’t at Commissioning, watch the video here, time markers 1:04:30 to 1:15:11)
Through this exciting new initiative we will focus our self-denial giving on building or improving 20 Salvation Army corps ministries around the world in 2017. The goal is two-fold: to assist territories around the world in constructing or renovating corps buildings to carry out the gospel mission and to increase sacrificial giving by Central Territory Salvationists.
The World Missions Department is in the process of developing resources and securing the 20 corps projects, but it’s not too early for you to begin planning how your corps or division will be involved in this initiative.
Check out the following resources that are already available to you:
- 20 New Corps website – https://centralmissions.org/20newcorps/ where you can learn more about this initiative and access resources.
- IBM Connections community – https://connections.salvationarmy.org Join the conversation by becoming a member of the “20 Corps in 2017” Connections community to share fundraising ideas and best practices, access resources, and download the official 20 New Corps logo.
- Family Kit resources – Monthly downloadable materials related to this initiative that can be used in a family, Sunday School, or character-building setting to engage individuals of all ages.
- 20 New Corps map – Once projects have been approved, a map will be posted to show where each of the 20 New Corps projects will be located.
For more information about the 20 New Corps initiative, contact your Divisional Missions Representative. (If you aren’t sure who your Divisional Missions Representative is, send an email with your name, corps, and division to [email protected] and we will let you know who to contact in your division.) Also, be sure to check out the 20 New Corps article in the July issue of Central Connection!
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