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Apply for Summer Mission Team 2016

We are pleased to share that applications are now available for Summer Mission Team 2016! SMT is a leadership development program which invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in an eight-week team missions experience. Please see below for more information, including qualifications, requirements and deadlines. SMT is available to […]

Band of Survivors 2015 – Application Deadline Extended

We would like to inform you that the application deadline for Band of Survivors 2015 has been extended to Friday, May 22, 2015. We have several student spots that are still available, and we want to ensure that youth take advantage of this awesome experience. In addition, we are in need of male leadership for […]

Buy the Kroc Center’s I’ll Fight Day Shirt!

Is your youth group’s I’ll Fight Day shirt game weak? Well, the Kroc Center has designed a nice long-sleeve shirt for you to stay warm and look fresh during this chilly outreach. You can order this shirt from Karen Miller (youth worker at the Kroc Center) for $16 a piece. Place your order by emailing […]


That’s right. It’s almost time for Regeneration 2015. Registration for this awesome young adult event is now open.  Head over to their registration website, and take care of business, son! I mean, look at that list of guests! Bob Goff, Jo Saxton, Citizens & Saints, Amena Brown and DJ Opdiggy? All under one roof? It’s […]

The Compassion Experience: Naperville, IL

Ever wonder what life is really like in other parts of the world? What if you could experience it for yourself — without leaving the Chicago area? Compassion International’s Change the Story event will bring you as close to another country and culture as you can get without a passport. This interactive, immersive display allows […]

Summer Mission Team 2015 Applications Now Available!

What is Summer Mission Team? Summer Mission Team (SMT) is a leadership development program that invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in an eight-week team missions experience. While the teams minister with The Salvation Army overseas or throughout the Midwest, they are given the opportunity to discover God’s plan […]

Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Trafficking

Sunday, September 28 will be the Salvation Army’s annual day of pray for victims of human trafficking. Soldiers and officers around the world are encouraged to join in prayer against this terrible evil. International Headquarters, who sponsors the initiative, has put together a number of resources for this event, including a sermon, Bible study, prayer […]

Get details on the Youth Councils 2014 T-Shirt and fundraiser

For a few years now at Youth Councils, instead of giving a shirt away for free, we’ve been selling them and giving the money away to a Salvation Army ministry that we want to celebrate and ensure that their ministry keeps on keepin on. This year will be no different, but, at the same time, […]

Reload: A 1 Day Urban Youth Ministry Conference

Dear friends, On Saturday, April 5, North Park University will be holding it’s annual urban youth worker conference for only $25 known as Reload. The day will feature two slots for all kinds of workshops, two keynote sessions, worship, networking opportunities and more. Us Metro Salvationists will be all the more interested because one of […]

Check Out The Metropolitan Division’s Gift Giving Catalog

This year, the Salvation Army Metropolitan Division is launching a new initiative to help raise money for those in need – it’s the online Gift Giving Catalog. By choosing a gift from The Salvation Army’s Christmas Gift Catalog, you can provide needy men, women, and children in the Chicagoland area with a joyful holiday! With […]