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Connecting with the global Army through the Whole World Mobilising campaign

Connecting with the global Army through the Whole World Mobilising campaign

Connecting with the global Army through the Whole World Mobilising campaign

17 February 2017

The Whole World Mobilisng is a digital campaign to connect The Salvation Army across the world.

By Esther Pinn

Can you imagine a world where every officer, soldier, adherent, employee, youth and child is actively spreading the news of the gospel? This is General André Cox’s dream for The Salvation Army throughout 2017.

General Cox’s dream has become a reality with the recent launch of the 2017 Whole World Mobilising campaign. Spearheaded by World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, this campaign aims to build on the momentum from the 2015 Boundless Congress and encourage Salvos to put their faith into action by ministering to their local communities in practical ways.

The heartbeat of this campaign is a website and accompanying app, which will help unite Salvos from across the world. There are four representatives across the Army world who will be working on the digital aspects of the campaign, including two from the Australia Eastern Territory – Isabel Sandercock-Brown and Rebecca Flint.

“The General hopes that every Salvationist, that every community, has shared the gospel in one small way this way. He wants to see our churches expanding, churches thriving, our community grow and more people coming to Christ,” said Isabel.

“There was a real energy after Boundless and a real celebration of 150 years, but knowing that we can’t live on history forever, we want to keep moving forward,” said Isabel. “One of the great things about Boundless is territories all around the world were in one spot. You can’t have that all the time, but technology means we can have an essence of that all the time.”

 General Andre CoxGeneral André Cox shared his vision for the Whole World Mobilising campaign at an offical launch on 12 January in London.

The Whole World Mobilising website, which launched on 12 January, features Salvation Army events from across the world. There’s also a blog, which is being filled with stories from global Salvos who are mobilising the mission and work of the Army. To -accompany the website, an interactive Whole World Mobilising app will be launched late February.

“The app is a tool of accountability,” said Isabel. “It’s a key way to hold yourself accountable this year. So commit to having dinner once a month with a member from your corps to make sure they are doing ok, because that’s mobilising.”

The Whole World Mobilising app and website invites Salvos to take action as part of the campaign. Firstly, you can request prayer via the website and app or, alternatively, pray for other needs from Salvos across the world.

“It’s about bringing it together as one Army so we can learn from one another, be inspired by one another and share with each other,” said Isabel.

Every day there are new activities individuals can be involved with, as part of the “Mobilise” section on the website and app. For example, on 24 January, Salvos are invited to be participate in a prayer walk. Salvos can also take part in daily evangelistic and discipleship challenges, as part of the “Reach” section on the website and app. On 13 January, Salvos were asked to connect with an old friend who may not know Jesus. The app will also include daily Bible readings.

“My personal hope is that you, no matter who you are and no matter where you are, feel you are connected to the global Army. Even if you only do 10 prayers or challenges that will be enough, if you feel you’ve connected to the global Army,” said Isabel.

Join the General and take part in the Whole World Mobilising challenge by visiting the mobilising.salvationarmy.org website and downloading the app, when it becomes available late February.

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