3discipleship_graphicThe Salvation Army Ontario Great Lakes Division is committed to bringing people to faith in Christ and helping them grow in their faith and spiritual development.  

Our internal focus is to make discipleship the banner theme of our division.





This Strategic Direction is in keeping with the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20 where Jesus says, ““All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”   The strategy focuses on evangelism and making disciples.  This involves a range of activities which include winning new souls, a renewal of holiness teaching, a focus on membership and the development of leaders.  Discipleship is the banner theme of the division and is essential to the spiritual vitality of The Salvation Army.

Action Steps:

  • We will promote greater engagement in evangelism among ministry units.
  • We will develop discipleship strategies to establish believers in faith and holiness.
  • We will foster a renewed emphasis on membership, (i.e Senior Soldiership, Junior Soldiership  and Adherency).
  • We will develop a culture of identifying potential leaders and creating opportunities for development.


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