"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference" ~ Aristotle
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. You can use Alpha as an outreach and/or with your kids who have fundamental questions about their relationship with Jesus. Best part? It's free!
The Salvation Army Adventure Corps is a Christian education program designed for boys Grades 1-12. It is divided into two sections: Explorers for boys in grades 1-5 and Rangers for boys in Grades 6-12. Each section takes members through a series of achievement awards and levels, helping boys to develop their individuality and potential.
Guarding opens the door to adventure. As a Girl Guard, you will find many exciting new experiences awaiting you. With each experience you will discover things about yourself and the world God has created. Girl Guards is open to all girls in grades 6-12.
You will belong to a large family with thousands of members in every part of the United States and in many other the countries where The Salvation Army is located. Girl Guards is one of many youth groups sponsored by your local Salvation Army corps. Girl Guard meetings may be held at the corps center, at community buildings, or schools.
The Corps Cadet program is one of the most important programs in The Salvation Army. It prepares youth for a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (discipleship) and for serving God and The Salvation Army to the fullest extent possible (leadership).
A corps cadet is a young Salvationist who undertakes a course of study and training at his/her own corps in order to become qualified for efficient service in The Salvation Army. Members are literally "cadets" in the corps, learning to become the leaders of tomorrow. This training leads some youth to consider lay leadership in the corps as local officers and others to become full-time leaders as officers in The Salvation Army.
XP3 Middle School
XP3 MS is designed to help middle schoolers begin to take ownership of their faith through these three basic truths:
I will love God because He will never stop loving me.
I will follow Jesus because He knows me better than I know myself.
I will live out God's story so others can know who Jesus is.
XP3 Middle School is about more than just sermons and games (although we've got plenty of those). It's a strategy designed to speak directly to a middle schooler and the people who invest in them, too.
XP3 High School
XP3 HS is designed to help high schoolers graduate believing these three basic truths:
I'm created to pursue a relationship with my creator.
I trust what Jesus did to transform who I need to become.
I exist to demonstrate God's love to those around me.