International Headquarters announces the 150th Anniversary Congress of the founding of The Salvation Army in London, UK, 1 – 5 July, 2015. Salvationists from 126 countries will unite under the theme, BOUNDLESS: The Whole World Redeeming. This theme comes from the pen of General William Booth, who wrote the words to what we affectionately call The Founder’s Song:
O boundless salvation, deep ocean of love;
O fullness of mercy, Christ brought from above.
The whole world redeeming, so rich and so free;
Now flowing for all men, come roll over me!
Ephesians 3:8, admonishes us to 'Preach to the nations the boundless riches of Christ!' And the nations will gather from the four corners of the earth in the East End of London to observe this historic event. The 2015 International Congress will commemorate the past accomplishments of The Army, which has seen the Gospel taken to 126 countries. It will also celebrate what God is doing in and through The Salvation Army today and it will innovate for the future, spurring us on to even greater things beyond the year 2015.
While Congresses traditionally take place over the course of a weekend, the Boundless Congress will be a five-day event, which begins on Wednesday 1 July with an opening rally that will welcome the world to London, the birthplace of The Salvation Army. The Congress will conclude with a grand sending-forth service on Sunday 5 July. Every meeting is being planned to first of all, bring honour and glory to the Lord, but also to display the cultural diversity of our world-wide Army. You will not want to miss a single meeting.
We regret to report that registration will be delayed. We will keep you updated as information becomes available. As was mentioned in Communique #7, delegates will be able to pre-register at that point. Seating will be general, and according to when one registers they will be assigned to either the lower section or upper section of the arena. The O2 ticketing office will begin by filling the bottom section of the arena and then move to the upper area. This will be on a first come, first served basis. As was mentioned in the previous communique, payment will not be required until July 2014.
Please watch for the announcement concerning registration being open. This will be only for those who plan to attend the entire 5 day event. For those only able to attend the weekend event or individual meetings, those tickets will go on sale 6 months prior to the Congress.
Interested in Attending?
Potential Central Territory Delegates should not register for Boundless 2015 at the Congress website until they have received notification they have approval to do so. To obtain approval to attend Boundless 2015, please fill out the self-nomination form. Also download the Territorial Information Sheet (PDF).