Candidates Unit

The Candidates Unit is here to serve and support all those in the territory who are exploring God's calling.

The Candidates Unit has information about spiritual leadership opportunities within The Salvation Army, news about future Design for Life weekends, an overview of the screening and selection process for applicants to Officership and Territorial Envoyship, plus a range of resources.

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What we do

  • We are here to serve and support all those exploring their God given call.
  • Prayer support, and a listening ear
  • We facilitate the screening and selection process for all applicants for Officership/Territorial Envoyship and those returning to officership
  • We support those responsible for Applicants and Candidates in all 22 divisions
  • Design for Life weekends - a weekend for those that want to explore who they are and what God is calling them to. 

Visit our events page for information on commissioning and Candidates Sunday.

Applicants Guide 

Download our guide to find out more about becoming an officer or territorial envoy. 

We would love to meet you. If you are ever visiting the William Booth College do call in and see us.

Applicants guide

Find out more about applying to be an officer or territorial envoy

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Contact us

William Booth College,

Champion Park,



If you have any questions please contact:


Phone: 020 7326 2820

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To become a Salvation Army officer, successful candidates follow a two-year residential training or distance learning programme. At the conclusion of this training, a commissioning ceremony is held.

Find out more about Commissioning

About William Booth College

The site of The Salvation Army’s leadership and training programmes since 1929.

Officer and Territorial Envoy training

Train as a Salvation Army officer or Territorial Envoy at William Booth College.

Design for Life

Our weekend course, Design for Life, helps you discover God's design for your life.  

Candidates Sunday 2021

'But no matter what, your will must be mine' Luke 22:42 (TPT)