Now, more than ever, our world needs The Salvation Army to be what God has raised it up to be: “An international movement…its message based on the Bible, its ministry motivated by the love of God and its mission to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.” Join hundreds of Salvationists from across the Central Territory and beyond for our first ever Virtual Soldiers’ Congress with special guests The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle. Together we will explore what it means to be soul winning and holy front-line soldiers in God’s Salvation Army buoyed by a confident hope firmly rooted in the indescribable grace of Jesus Christ.

Indescribable Grace, Confident Hope - Virtual Soldiers' Congress 2021


During the Virtual Soldiers’ Congress on Saturday, we will encounter the world-wide Army through the eyes of The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle. We will be energized as they share with us the unique ministry of Salvation Army Soldiers, raised up to combat the brokenness of our world in 2021. We will also be equipped and sharpened through various workshops that will help us to fully live out and embody our mission to “save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity.”

On Sunday we will witness the sacred Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Grace Session as the Cadets are ordained as ministers and Commissioned to do the work of The Salvation Army with the new rank of Lieutenant. The weekend will conclude as we all witness the Lieutenants being given their first appointment and sent out to be His Messengers of Grace.

Virtual Soldiers Congress 2021


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Schedule


Thursday Schedule

Events listed below are in Central Standard Time

  • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
    Territorial Officers’ Council Session #1 with The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle
  • 10:30 a.m. – noon
    Territorial Officers’ Council Session #2 with The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

Friday Schedule

Events listed below are in Central Standard Time

  • No Events Scheduled

Saturday Schedule

Events listed below are in Central Standard Time

  • 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
    Territorial Soldiers’ Rally with The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (WPWM)
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Workshop Breakout Session I
  • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Workshop Breakout Session II
  • 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday Evening Soldiers’ Rally with The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (WPWM)

Sunday Schedule

Events listed below are in Central Standard Time

  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Family Worship and the Commissioning and Ordination of the Messengers of Grace Session with The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (WPWM)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Parade of Flags and Service of Appointments for the Messengers of Grace Session with Commissioners’ Brad and Heidi Bailey

Special Guests


The General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle

The General and Commissioner Rosalie are officers of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, originating from the province of Newfoundland. Commissioner Rosalie was commissioned in 1976 and The General in 1977, prior to their marriage in 1978.

Their combined ministry has seen them serve at corps, divisional, territorial and international headquarters. Following appointments in their home territory, The General and Commissioner Peddle served in the New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga and United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territories before returning to lead the Canada and Bermuda Territory. Their service at International Headquarters commenced in September 2014 as the International Secretary and Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the Americas and Caribbean zone, prior to being appointed as Chief of the Staff and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries on 1 November 2015.

It was on 25 May 2018 that the then Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Brian Peddle, was elected as the 21st General of The Salvation Army, taking up office on 03 August 2018; with Commissioner Rosalie serving as the World President of Women’s Ministries.

Both The General and Commissioner Rosalie are graduates of The Salvation Army’s Executive Leaders Programme from Simon Fraser University in Canada; and Commissioner Rosalie has a BA Biblical and Theological Studies.

Outside of their ministry, The General and Commissioner Rosalie enjoy cycling and hiking. Family is important and The General and Commissioner Rosalie love their two daughters, sons-in-law and their five grandchildren; with FaceTime conversations being the highlight of their day.