The Salvation Army recently held its African Heritage and Youth Conference, Oct. 29-31, at the Continuing Education Center at the College for Officer Training in Atlanta, GA.
Around 125 delegates from around the Southern Territory of the USA Salvation Army attended the conference, which was directed by the Southern Territorial Mission Growth and Multicultural Ministries Department, reported the Army's Website for the Southern Territory.
The statement of purpose and conference goals were:
- To promote and strengthen solidarity among Salvationists of African heritage and unity among alll Salvationists.
- To encourage and enhance the development of leadership skills
- To reaffirm the Salvation Army's commitment to qualitative and quantitative growth.
- To educated/expose African heritage youth to the mission and ministry opportunities available in The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army started in London in the 1800's and has grown into an international movement of individuals who aim to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.