Who We Are

MetroYouthNetwork.com is a website for the youth of the Salvation Army in the Chicago Area (aka the Metropolitan Division in Salvation Army lingo). You may or may not know, but the Salvation Army is a church (also, a church is called a Corps in the Salvation Army). It’s mission statement reads:

“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.”

Because the Salvation Army is a church, MetroYouthNetwork.com seeks to glorify God the Father in everything it does, as well as challenge and edify its readers. You can click here to download a poster of our doctrines.

It’s based out of, and run by, the Metro Youth Department of the Central Territory. And of course, there would be just words on the screen if it weren’t for our webmaster.

What We Do

Other than this website, the Metro Youth Department has tons of youth worship events to help them seek God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength. Some of those include:

Prayer & Praise Nights

This is a relevant worship service for youth and by youth. It includes a bunch of cool elements such as worship, prayer, teaching and fellowship. They’re held monthly (except in December) on a Friday at a different Salvation Army location each time. Check out the Calendar to see when and where the next one is. Hope to see you there!

I’ll Fight Day

In lieu of the December Prayer & Praise Night, the youth of the Division are challenged to take part in a service evangelism initiative called I’ll Fight Day. Youth get together with the youth in their Corps and show God’s love in a practical, servant oriented way with out getting paid (i.e. shoveling snow, shopping cart return, etc).

Youth Councils

Like conferences? Us too. Youth Councils is a three day, two night, camp held at our Salvation Army camp in Wisconsin. It’s a weekend where youth experience nonstop discipleship (i.e. prayer, worship, and fellowship. Special guests have included Daniel Wallace, Luis and Maria Salazar, and Agape.

Band of Survivors

This is a month long summer mission school that aims to see youth love God and serve their neighbors. With a skilled and motivated team, Band of Survivors provides access to relevant training, significant mission and authentic discipleship for the youth of the Metropolitan Division.

They live in community with one another: work together, prepare meals together, pray together, worship together and serve together. There are essentially two parts to the program, teaching (studying the Bible, 24/7 prayer, cell groups, learning about the Salvation Army) and service (evangelism, youth work, supporting the Corps). For more info, click here.