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Candidates Sunday 2019

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  

 

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.

Under the theme of 'Be Obedient', this year's Candidates Sunday is an opportunity to encourage people to consider God's direction for their life and to say their yes to him. For some this may be about personal decisions to be made which will be worked out locally.

For some this will be to respond to a call to officership or territorial envoyship. As you prepare for this day, you may well have people in your prayers already. We hope that these resources will support you in your ministry.

The chosen passages of John 15:9-17 and Acts 8:26-40 have been used to provide resources that we pray will be helpful in exploring the theme both through challenging words of Jesus and the story of Philip whose obedience to God changed lives.

The Candidates Unit would like to thank those who have provided the resources for this year, and assure you of our prayers as you prepare to lead worship on this day.

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:

Sermon outline – John 15

Sermon outline - Acts 8 

All-age worship outline – John 15

All-age worship outline – Acts 8 

Prayer resource – John 15 

Prayer resource – Acts 8  

Prayer resource – weekly prayer guide 

Youth (cell group) outline – John 15

Youth (cell group) outline – Acts 8 

Sketch – the ancient discipline of listening 

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Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Access the Be Obedient logo and PowerPoint template slides in both standard and wide-screen here - 

PowerPoint template slides standard

PowerPoint template slides widescreen 

Be Obedient logo

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

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

Sermon outline – John 15

Sermon outline - Acts 8 

All-age worship outline – John 15

All-age worship outline – Acts 8 

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

 

For more information visit the dedicated Candidates Unit page, contact on vocation@salvationarmy.org.uk or 020 7326 2820