THE Salvation Army will hold an International Conference on the Training of Cadets in April 2013 (cadets are men and women training for full-time service as Salvation Army officers). The conference will take place at a hotel just outside London, England, from Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 April.
Among the 130 delegates at the event will be the training principals and senior executive officers from all territories and commands that have a training college, others with responsibility for cadet training and five Salvation Army soldiers who will represent the wider membership of The Salvation Army.
Salvation Army conferences on the training of cadets were previously held in 1925, 1951, 1974 and 2001. The 2013 conference, in keeping with previous events, will consider many aspects of training. The Salvation Army seeks to keep its cadet training programmes relevant to changing needs, while facing up to the challenges of sharing the gospel and the demands of spiritual leadership for the present day.
Salvationists around the world are requested to offer prayerful support, asking that God will guide and provide inspiration through the whole event.
Report by the International Personnel Department