You are here: Home › News › 2016 › 06 › 06 › Warm Divisional Welcome For Armys National Leaders Warm divisional welcome for Army's national leaders Warm divisional welcome for Army's national leaders 6 June 2016 Share FaceBook Twitter Tweet Icon Increase Text Size Decrease Text Size Print Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd being warmly welcomed as the new national leaders during a special service at Parramata Corps. Photo: Carolyn Hide By Esther Pinn and Simone Worthing The Salvation Army's new national leaders, Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, were officially welcomed into their roles by the NSW and ACT Division at Parramatta Corps last night. The service was represented by numerous ministry branches from corps across the NSW and ACT Division. Parramatta Band opened with a few musical numbers followed by the “I have a dream” presentation from five Salvationists and officers from the division. Each individual shared their dreams for the future of the Army as the transition to Australia One begins – the amalgamation of the Army’s southern and eastern territories. NSW and ACT Divisional Commander, Lieut-Colonel Miriam Gluyas, brought a welcome and prayer, which was followed by an entertaining item by Wollongong Corps Youth Ministry Worker, Sarah Walker. She led a game, where the Commissioners each had five seconds to answer questions about each other. Menai Corps worship team led the congregation in This is Amazing Grace. As the team sang Hosanna a photo montage of ministry through the NSW and ACT Division was shown. Children were then invited to ask the new national leaders get-to-know-you questions. Commissioner Tracey Tidd gave a scripture reading from Philippians 1:3-11 and spoke about her dreams for the Army’s future relating to the Australia One transition. “My dreams include a commitment to these next three years bathed in prayer,” she began. “My other dream is praying that we would know him better through all of this. And that we would move forward from where we are and that we would seek God’s perspective in all of this.” Commissioner Floyd Tidd challenged the congregation to be ready for this season of change, encouraging the congregation to partner with one another throughout the process of Australia becoming one territory. “This is not man’s design. What we are entering into, what we have stepped into together, is God’s design.” The worship team finished the service by leading the congregation in I Look to You and Build Your Kingdom Here followed by a benediction from NSW and ACT Divisional Secretary and Second in Command, Major Howard Smartt. Prior to the Parramatta welcome, on 2 June, Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd were welcomed as national leaders at Territorial Headquarters’ morning prayers. The Commissioners led an affirmation of leadership for Colonel Mark Campbell, Chief Secretary-in-Charge, and Colonel Julie Campbell, Principal of the School for Officer Training and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries for the Australia Eastern Territory. “We both feel honoured and privileged to be leading the territory and sense the Lord will sustain and direct all of us in these days of transition as we seek what God has for us in the Australia One Project,” said Colonel Mark Campbell. Categories: Pipeline Online/Region/Territorial Tags: ACT, church, corps, NSW, parramatta, Salvos, The-Salvation-Army Comments Leave a comment Subscribe to comments No comments yet - be the first. Leave a Comment Name: * Email: * - Will not be published Website: Comment: * Email me follow-up comments Note: Your comment requires approval before being published. Would you like to add a personal image? Visit gravatar.com to get your own free gravatar, a globally-recognized avatar. Once setup, your personal image will be attached every time you comment.