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The Salvation Army's Mission Statement
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
CFOT Mission Statement
The mission of the College for Officer Training is to develop men and women, in knowledge, capabilities, spirit and character, who will be able to sustain and advance the mission of The Salvation Army in the salvation of the world.
Expanded Definition of the CFOT Mission
To this end, the commissioned officer should possess the character and skills necessary to seek the lost and bring them to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ; to bring the convert to membership in a local corps; to teach and train soldiers and volunteers for involvement in the Army's ministry of service; to teach, preach and model the eternal truths of God's Word; to secure and manage the resources required in the Army's salvation enterprise; and to advance the Army's interest in and service to the local community.
The development of such skills is to be achieved by a combination of classroom instruction and supervised field training experiences. The formation of such character comes about by capitalizing upon opportunities for corporate worship, group and private prayer, spiritual guidance and instruction, and accountability to mentors and spiritual advisors.
Inasmuch as a cadet is a Salvationist called by God to serve as an officer of The Salvation Army, who has demonstrated potential for leadership and has been found to possess those qualities of mind and heart which recommend that cadet for officership, the following goals pertain to his/her training period: