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Territorial Envoy training

If you feel called to be a Territorial Envoy, you must first be a soldier (member) over the age of 18, serving in a Salvation Army corps and fully committed to the Army's aims and purposes. For more information contact your Corps Officer, Divisional Candidates Officer or the Candidates Unit.

​Territorial Envoys

If you feel called to serve as a spiritual leader, full-time but for a three year, renewable period, this is now possible through the territorial envoy scheme.

Applicants must be over the age of 18 and be able to offer at least 3 years service as a Territorial Envoy. The assessment procedures for territorial envoyship are the same as those applying for officer training.  After acceptance as a Territorial Envoy, training will consist of 4 weeks of residential training, 2 in the first year, over an initial 3 year period.

To be considered for territorial envoyship you must:

  • Have a clear calling from God
  • Be at least 18 years old but service cannot continue full-time past the age of 70.
  • Be a soldier with The Salvation Army for two years
  • Have the support of your corps officer and divisional leaders
  • Be in good health
  • Be able to meet the requirements of the screening and selection process
  • Be able to attend the residential training programme held at William Booth College for the initial first 3 years of service.  It is also a requirement that 40 hours of Continued Personal Development per year are completed as follow up to the residential training.  On-going yearly residential training is mandatory for those wishing to extend the initial 3 years of service as a territorial envoy up to the 6 year period.