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Day of transformation

Day of transformation

Day of transformation

26 November 2018

The cadets, pictured with national head of college, Major Gregory Morgan (far left), are (back row left to right) Ashley Biermann, Scott Frame, Aaron Coombes, Peter Martin, Mitchell Stevens, Charlie (Jihun) Jung, Star Conliffe, Andrea Martin, and (front row left to right) Keryn Coombes, Danielle Starr, Leanne Hardaker, Stephanie Savage, Natalie Frame, Rita Biermann, and Sally Stevens. Photo: Carolyn Hide

By Scott Simpson

Next weekend this group of people will undergo one of the most significant transformations of their lives.

On Sunday 2 December, they will make the shift from Eva Burrows College Officer Formation Stream cadets to fully commissioned officers of The Salvation Army.

They have either spent their training as part of the Messengers of Compassion session in Melbourne or Sydney, or as the Brisbane-based cadets of the Messengers of the Gospel session.

Their studies have been across all three areas of their required training: Educational and Theological Formation; Ministry and Missional Formation; and Personal and Spiritual Formation.

Their big moment will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, on the penultimate day of the week-long Still Others celebration to mark the official recognition of The Salvation Army Australia Territory.

Adding significance to the occasion for the cadets, the commissioning ceremony will involve General Brian Peddle, the world leader of The Salvation Army who with his wife, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, are the special guests for Still Others.

To find out more about becoming an officer in The Salvation Army, go to


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