The Festival of Worship Arts and Commissioning weekend, June 6-8, will prove to be one of those not-to-be missed experiences. With the theme of All God's Children, the event will challenge Salvationists in their walk, worship and service.


General Info & Updates

2014 Commissioning and Festival of Worship Arts Registration is now available by clicking on the Registration tab.

Due to higher than expected fees, we have had to abandon our plan to use an E-ticketing site for 2014 Commissioning and Festival of Worship Arts". Instead, we will utilize the system that has served us well for the past several years.

Thank you for your patience.

Uniform Policy

The following uniform policy has been approved for the upcoming Festival of Gospel Arts and Commissioning weekend:

  • Informal uniform is appropriate for all delegates, and expected for officers on Friday and Saturday.
  • Officers participating in Friday and Saturday programs are to wear epaulet shirt/blouses (tunics optional).
  • Officers are to wear Regulation uniform on Sunday.
  • Officers attending Session Reunions, Retired Officers' Luncheon, Active Officers Recognition Dinner, Fellowship of the Silver Star Dinner and Cadet
  • Recognition dinner are to wear Regulation uniform.
  • Regulation uniforms are always appropriate for those who wish to wear them.

Run for the World 5K info now available! Learn More & Register

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BRAVO! Territorial Solo Contest

The BRAVO! solo contest information can be found at: http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/bravo_territorial_solo_contest

Commissioning 2014 Live Stream

When live, the video stream will be available at the SalvationArmyMedia.tv website.


Promotional Videos

Brass instrument cleaning will be available at Resource Connection! Watch the video below for more details

Commissioners Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek
Territorial Leaders, Norway, Iceland and Faeroes Territory

Commissioners Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek are living proof of The Salvation Army’s internationalism, with Dick being Dutch and Vibeke Danish in origin. During their 30 years of officership they have served in many different Salvation Army settings, including corps, divisional, territorial and international appointments. This has meant living in different European cities, such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, London, Helsinki and since last February Oslo when they were appointed Territorial Leaders of the Norway, Iceland and Faeroes Territory.

Before his current appointment, Dick served as the General’s Representative for Global Evangelization, assigned to investigate and prepare for new openings in countries where The Salvation Army had not earlier been officially present such as Namibia, Greece, Burundi, Mali, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Sierra Leone, Vietnam and Nepal. During this time, Vibeke was responsible for the opening of The Salvation Army in Poland.

The Krommenhoeks are looking forward to participating in the Central Territory’s Festival of Worship Arts and Commissioning weekend. Well known for his compositions, Commissioner Dick Krommenhoek also will serve as guest conductor of some of his choral and instrumental works. The Krommenhoeks pray that through their ministry God’s Kingdom will be strengthened for growth and Jesus Christ will be uplifted.


Ken Medema

For four decades, Ken Medema has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind, custom designing every musical moment of his performance with brilliant improvisation that defies description. With an ever-growing circle of followers around the world, Ken's artistry and imagination have reached audiences of 50 to 50,000 people in 49 United States and in more than 15 countries on four continents.

Please view the full schedule at http://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/commissioning_program

Live streaming will be available at http://www.salvationarmymedia.org/live.html

Online Registration

Due to higher than expected fees, we have had to abandon our plan to use an E-ticketing site for 2014 Commissioning and Festival of Worship Arts". Instead, we will utilize the system that has served us well for the past several years.


Hotels

Hotel reservations are to be made on your own directly through the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at https://www.mmx2reservations.com/southshore/pc/SA2014 or call: 219‐989‐7770

The Radisson Hotel at STAR PLAZA, Merrillville, Indiana, 60 minutes from Chicago, junction of l‐65 and US‐30, is the location for all events.
Free parking is provided at Star Plaza Theatre, all hotels and motels.

View the 2014 Commissioning Program online.