HIGH COUNCIL WORKS STEADILY TOWARDS NOMINATIONS (REPORT TWO, HIGH COUNCIL 2013)

// 30 JULY 2013 //

High CouncilTHE second day of the 18th High Council of The Salvation Army commenced with worship led by the Chaplain (Commissioner James Condon). He called on all the African officers and those who had served in Africa to contribute a song, and they reminded members that ‘Every day and every hour, you are faithful, O Lord!’ The Scriptures were shared and moments of prayer followed.

The work of any High Council is guided by its Orders of Procedure. These orders are described by General John Larsson (Retired) as ‘the accrued wisdom and experience of all past councils’. One of the first tasks of any High Council is to review and, if necessary, amend the procedures. 

With the revised Orders of Procedure adopted the council continued its work with the election of permanent Tellers and the Questions Committee, whose members prepare the questionnaire for which each member may submit one question. Commissioner Clive Adams (United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland) was elected as chairperson, and the other members are Commissioner William Cochrane (International Headquarters), Commissioner Marie Willermark (Sweden and Latvia Territory), Commissioner Kenneth Hodder (Kenya West Territory) and Commissioner Caroline Seiler (USA Central Territory). In addition the President can appoint two members – in this instance Commissioner Malcolm Induruwage (Sri Lanka Territory) and Commissioner Vinece Chigariro (Kenya East Territory).

Each nominee for the office of General will be required to answer the same set of questions. In this way the High Council works towards the nomination of candidates for election as the 20th General later in the week – the sole reason for the High Council having been summoned.

Although much has been accomplished in the past two days Commissioner Irene Induruwage (Territorial President of Women's Ministries, Sri Lanka Territory), attending her second High Council, felt that the council’s work was progressing steadily yet without any sense of pressure. Indeed, she felt that people were open to God’s Spirit and had a sense that what they do today will affect tomorrow.  

Report by Major Christine Clement
High Council Communications Officer

News headlines

30 October 2014 - First Burundian citizens commissioned as Salvation Army officers in joyful meeting


30 October 2014 - Salvation Army on Alert in Hawaii as Kīlauea Volcano Erupts


28 October 2014 - News Feature: Salvation Army publication explores addiction, recovery and neuroscience


27 October 2014 - International Visitors Bring Challenge and Encouragement to South Asian Women Leaders


27 October 2014 - Commissioner Nancy Roberts Joins Anti-Trafficking Delegates in Moldova


Categories

Emergencies


The General


Prayer


Events


Africa


Americas and Caribbean


Europe


South Asia


South Pacific and East Asia


2014 ICL



Translate this page:


SPIRITUAL LIFE

  • Worldwide Prayer Meeting
  • One Army teaching resources
  • Boundless - The Whole World Praying
  • Donate Here