In The Salvation Army our officers are ordained ministers and commissioned to serve God by serving others. To become an officer, one must successfully complete the two year officers training course at our College for Officer Training. To enter the CFOT you must make application to our Candidates’ Board.
When these applicant cases are received and reviewed, they are precious. More complete than an application to the finest university, we learn so much about the person and attempt to measure the veracity of God’s call to officership in The Salvation Army.
Today we reviewed five cases that are unique in their story, but consistent in their love for God and conviction for service in His name. I admit that as we read and pray over the applicants cases, I’m moved and struck deep in the heart.
God is at work…and He’s using us…The Salvation Army.
Then Jesus turned to the Jews who had claimed to believe in him. “If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you.”
John 8:31-32 MSG