What: Have you been hearing about the War College, but aren’t quite sure what it is? Do you want to know more about it? Well, Envoy Josh Polanco and Soldier Nathan Holt are going to explain the call, ethos and hope of the War College Chicago Campus at this gathering. They’ll explain exactly how this one year discipleship program will seek to train people to live out the Gospel in a lost and hurting world. So come out for a night of teaching/explaining, worship and prayer. It’s time for a revival. Let’s go for it!
When: Friday, June 20th; 7:00pm
Where: The Oak Brook Terrace Corps
For more information, check out thewarcollegechicago.com or feel free to contact Nathan Holt ([email protected]). Also, go ahead and RSVP to our Facebook event.
Today’s post consists of two resources – but they have something in common – Salvation Army Life.
First off, meet Olivia Munn. Some of us from the Metro Division may remember her because she was stationed at the Mt. Greenwood/Blue Island Corps for her War College Summer Assignment. She has some good stuff to say about what a relationship with God is all about.
Second of all, have you prayed about attending the War College Chicago? Here are some lines from their website to tell you more about it:
“We’re looking for true soldiers of the Cross. We’re looking for Conquerors. We’re looking for people that want to raise the standard high and fight for the least and the lost. We’re looking for people of covenant, people of truth, people of hope, people of faith, and people who want to be a part of an army that fights “not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12).
We exist to train warriors to win the world for Jesus. Anything that accelerates, accentuates and/or amplifies the mission is welcome. Conversely, anything that thwarts the mission and grieves God’s heart needs to be quickly weeded out so we can maintain blessing Jesus and establishing His kingdom here in Blue Island and in each of our lives. In everything we do we aim to train you in being a part of God’s Hero Army!”
Does that sound like you? Go to their website to download an application!
Capt. Danielle Strickland isn’t a stranger to Chicago, at least not by association – The War College. Many of us are familiar with The War College because they send us some students every Youth Councils to help around and lead our Special Ops morning and night prayer and worship times. Capt. Strickland and her husband, Capt. Stephen Court, founded and directed the War College before recently being transferred to the Southern Territory of Australia. Currently Capt. Strickland is the Social Justice Director there, coordinating ways for Salvos to identify the injustice in the world so they can do something about it. Just recently she was featured on ABC’s radio show “Sunday Night” where she touched on everything from the relationship between Politics and Faith to her own salvation experience when she met Jesus in a jail cell to how the Salvation Army can empower poor kids with brass band instruction (think about it!) – She even mentions the idea of a green Salvation Army. She also plays a few songs throughout the session in order to talk about some of these issues: Yahweh (U2), Fix You (Coldplay), World On Fire (Sarah McLaughlin), Spirit Of Eternal Love (General Albert Osborn, redone by Capt. Strickland), India Reborn (Capt. Danielle Strickland), and Poverty (Jason Upton). With a holy imagination, Capt. Strickland effectively captured the mission of the Army – living out the “triangle of Micah 6:8” – and demonstrated how we can live it out.
Please, do yourself a favor and click here to listen to the podcast. You actually might want to have a notebook, a pen, and something to drink nearby. It’s about an hour long, but an hour well spent.
Resources: justsalvos.com – Australia Southern Territory’s Social Justice Page ArmyBarmy Blog – Capt. Stephen Court and others’ Blog – also where I found out about the ABC Radio bit (hat tip!).