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Candidates Sunday 2019


Candidates Sunday | A message to all corps from The Salvation Army UK on Vimeo.

Under the theme of 'Be Obedient', this year's Candidates Sunday is an opportunity to encourage people to consider God's direction for their life and to say their yes to him. For some this may be about personal decisions to be made which will be worked out locally.

For some this will be to respond to a call to officership or territorial envoyship. As you prepare for this day, you may well have people in your prayers already. We hope that these resources will support you in your ministry.

The chosen passages of John 15:9-17 and Acts 8:26-40 have been used to provide resources that we pray will be helpful in exploring the theme both through challenging words of Jesus and the story of Philip whose obedience to God changed lives.

The Candidates Unit would like to thank those who have provided the resources for this year, and assure you of our prayers as you prepare to lead worship on this day.

Candidates Sunday Resources

Video message from the Territorial Commander to be shown to corps.

Access the following resources in PDF format on the Issuu bookshelf below:

Sermon outline – John 15, Sermon outline - Acts 8, All-age worship outline – John 15, All-age worship outline – Acts 8, Prayer resource – John 15, Prayer resource – Acts 8, Prayer resource – weekly prayer guide, Youth (cell group) outline – John 15, Youth (cell group) outline – Acts 8, Sketch – the ancient discipline of listening, Returns form

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Access the Be Obedient logo and PowerPoint template slides in both standard and wide-screen here:

Download resources via Issuu HERE 


Access Word versions of the resources which will allow for easy editing if required. 

Sermon outline – John 15, Sermon outline - Acts 8, All-age worship outline – John 15, All-age worship outline – Acts 8 

Download resources via Issuu HERE 

Godly Play

If you are familiar with Godly Play and interested in using a session to support your Candidates Sunday programme, the story of The Flag would be suitable for the theme of the day. This addresses aspects related to covenant and calling. Contact if you need any support.


We would like to thank the following people for their contributions to these resources: 

Major Brian Slinn (Divisional Commander, East Midlands)

Major Wendy Stanbury (Assistant Training Programme Director, School for Officer Training)

Majors Marcus and Jane Mylechreest (Corps Officers, Nottingham Arnold)

Major Gillian Miller (SA Prayer Network)

Major Carol Young (Divisional Mission Enabler, East Scotland)

Major Jacqui Wright (Safeguarding Officer, Ireland)

Major Tracey Bale (Corps Officer, Southend Citadel)

Captain Sara Duffy (Chaplain, Wallace of Campsie Lifehouse)

Lieutenant Julia Mapstone (Corps Officer, Londonderry)

Stephanie Lamplough (Music and Creative Arts Unit)

Andrew Blyth (Music Editorial)

Tracy Wood (Youth and Children’s Ministries Unit)

Joanna Taylor (Youth and Children’s Ministries Unit)

Hannah Browne (Family Ministries Unit)

If you require any resources please contact:

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