Introducing the theme for Territorial Congress 2020: ‘Light, Live, Love’
‘Light, Life, Love’ is the inspiring theme and focus of The Salvation Army’s Territorial Congress Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October 2020. Join with hundreds of people at the International Convention Centre in Newport who want to grow in their faith and be equipped to share the good news of God’s love in their lives and local communities.
Territorial Commander Commissioner Anthony Cotterill chose the inspiring theme for the Congress weekend after reflecting on the words of General Albert Osborn, found in The Salvation Army Song Book (number 742):
Light, life and love are in that healing fountain.
All I require to cleanse me and restore,
Flow through my soul, redeem its desert places
And make a garden there for the Lord I adore.
Commissioner Anthony says: “Light, life and love are powerful words that will be reflected in many ways across the weekend. With so much uncertainty in our world, our gathering in October will be an opportunity to rest and be refreshed in God’s presence as we worship, pray and study his word. There will be time to give thanks for who and where we are as a church and to mobilise and equip us for being part of God's plan for his Kingdom here and now.
“We are called to be a Salvation Army where God is glorified and visibly at work, shaping us into disciples of Jesus Christ. If you are ready to find out more about this life then come along to Congress. And bring someone else, too! I particularly encourage corps and lifehouses to bring people needing to hear the gospel story.”
“Our Congress event in Newport will also have something for everyone and all ages. So come ready to receive and be open to the speaking of the Spirit. Congress really is a life-changing opportunity to deepen our relationship with God and to introduce someone to the gospel message for the first time. It is exciting to look ahead and imagine what God has in store!"