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Collaboration key to local mission success

Collaboration key to local mission success

Collaboration key to local mission success

26 February 2018

Area Officers representing NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria gathered in Geelong in preparation for their role in enabling local mission to flourish.

By Anne Halliday

Developing a united missional focus for Australia was central to a recent gathering of Area Officers and divisional leaders of The Salvation Army in Geelong.

The group of 33 Area Officers representing NSW, ACT, Queensland and Victoria joined divisional leaders from around Australia in early February for a weekend of equipping and encouragement as they begin to implement the new Local Mission Delivery model for enabling local mission to flourish. It was the second time the Area Officers have met.

“This new model – what we are calling Local Mission Delivery – is driven by a single over-riding principle,” says National Secretary for Mission, Lieut-Colonel Lyn Edge. “That holistic, integrated mission is a defining part of The Salvation Army’s DNA, creating new opportunities for collaboration between all of The Salvation Army’s mission expressions.”

Over the coming months, Area Officers will be setting up Area Leadership Teams, which will represent all mission expressions of a community within their area.

“Moving forward as a single Australia Territory, the Army will care for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of the community, working together as partners in local communities,” Lieut-Colonel Edge said.

“As Area Officers, we will be working with local Corps Officers, Social Program Leaders, and mission expressions, so that we will see lives transformed,” said Major Bram Cassidy, Area Officer of Victoria’s Metro East.

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