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Candidates Sunday 2018

Candidates Sunday is an opportunity for everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, to be provided with the space and the opportunity to listen and respond to God’s call on their life right here, right now. 

Video message from the Territorial Commander  

This year we will be using both Mary and Samuel’s stories to help us think about what it means to be available and obedient to God’s calling.

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Testimonies on being a Salvation Army Officer

Watch Ashish's Testimony

Watch Andrea's Testimony

Watch Kerry's Testimony

Watch Lizzette's Testimony

Access the following resources in PDF format on the Issuu bookshelf below:

All-age worship – Samuel 

Sermon outline – Samuel: Are you listening  

Sermon notes – Mary’s Story  

Prayer resource – Be available 

Prayer resource – What is God saying to you? 

Youth resource – Mary’s story  

Youth resource – Samuel’s story  

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Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Access the Be Available logo, PowerPoint template slides in both standard and wide-screen as well as supporting slides for the 'What is God saying to you?' prayer resource on this bookshelf. 

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Access Word versions of the resources which will allow for easy editing if required. 

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Godly Play – If you are familiar with Godly Play and interested in using a session to support your Candidates Sunday programme, Andrea Harrison (Godly Play Enabler, Enabling Mission Team) has suggested that the story of The Great Family (Abraham and Sarah) would be suitable for the theme of the day. She can also signpost to Salvation Army stories or answer any general enquiries so do get in touch if you need any support by contacting 

We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to these resources - 

Major Christine Comely

Andrea Harrison 

Lieutenant Ryan Parkin

Captains Jon and Marion Rouffet

Captains Georgina and Rob Symons

Lieutenants Nick and Shelley Ward

Lieutenants Angelique and Cor Van Der Woude

For more information visit the dedicated Candidates Unit page, contact on or 020 7326 2820