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					     Raising Up An Army: A Look At The Training Junior Soldiers Program
What are three components to the Training Junior Soldiers Curriculum?
                  Totally His
                  Training Junior Soldiers
                  Honor Junior Soldiers
The preparation course is called Totally His                            . It has 6              lessons.


What is the purpose of Totally His?
                  Introduction to Jesus as Savior and Lord
                  Introduction to The Salvation Army
                  Introduction for Parents


What does it take to teach Totally His?
                  Time to assemble supplies
                  Study the lessons
                  Keep a record
                  Maintain contact with families


The Totally His lessons are:


          Title                                 Topic                                 Bible Verse

Totally Focused            History of The Salvation Army                      Hebrews 12:2a
Totally Forgiven           Promise – first part – forgiveness                 I John 1:9a
Totally                    Promise – second part – Great Commission &
          Obedient                                                            John 14:15
                           testifying
Totally Clean              Promise – third part – holy living                 I Corinthians 6:19-20
Totally Devoted            Promise – fourth part – youth discipleship         Philippians 4:8
Totally Committed          Salvation Army missions & symbols                  I John 2:2



                                                                                      Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                        Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                              Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                         The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                      -1-
What is included in the Totally His material?
               Junior Soldier Enrollment checklist (includes information on the ceremony,
               including resources for Prayer Partners)
                 Uniform chart
                 An updated uniform poster
What are the two locations for finding a Junior Soldier uniform chart?
Page 149 in the Totally His manual and on www.youthdownsouth.org
Where is the Junior Soldier pin worn?
For boys: on tie or over left pocket. For girls: at neck or on left side of blouse.
What is the difference between the Junior Soldier Certificate of Enrollment and the Totally
His Completion Certificate? The Certificate of Enrollment is the official document that is used
when a child is made a Junior Soldier in The Salvation Army. The Certificate of Completion is
for those times when someone may take the classes, but not be enrolled.

What important step involving parents must take place before the enrollment?
The parent/guardian must sign the back of the Certificate of Enrollment.
What is the name of the record that is filled in when a Junior Soldier is enrolled?
The Roll Sheet
Where is it placed?
Combined Corps Roll Book
Where is the enrollment recorded?
NSS form line 1010
Training Junior Soldiers

The Training Junior Soldiers is the material used in the weekly classes to disciple and train
our Junior Soldiers.

The curriculum has a 5 year Scope & Sequence that outlines what the units will cover.

What’s In A Lesson? Lesson Aim, Outline, Music, Scripture, Learning Activities, Supplies

Needed, Activity Sheets and Answer Sheets.




                                                                                      Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                        Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                              Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                         The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                      -2-
Each unit month covers:
               Bible
               The Salvation Army
               Spiritual Growth
               To Be Like Jesus (Used to be WWJD)

The Training Junior Soldiers course consists of 10 volumes           covering a _ 5 year span.

               1 lesson = 1 week
               4 lessons = 1 unit (month)
               4 units = 1 volume
               2 volumes = 1 year
The Unit At A Glance provides a quick reference to the four lessons in the unit. You will find:

               The ILO (Intended Learning Outcome)

               The Unit Aim

               The Unit Bible Truth

               The Unit Bible Scripture

               The Doctrine that is emphasized or incorporated


The Leader’s Page is found _at the beginning of each unit, behind Unit At A Glance_.

Lesson At Glance contains a chart that outlines various activity options for the lesson. It

includes grade level, activity focus, PITstops and additional supplies needed._

A checkmark is placed by activities that should ALWAYS be included.

Bookmarks are provided to help learn the memory verse. There is one bookmark for each unit.

The Dialogue Folder is a writing exercise to be completed by the Junior Soldier .

The journaling component of Training Junior Soldier curriculum is iSpeak and KIDspeak.


                                                                                   Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                     Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                           Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                      The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                   -3-
Terms:

              ILO is Intended Learning Outcome.       This is the purpose and goal of the lesson.
              MTV is Music, Texts and Videos. One resource is the Great Big Praise CD._____
              TLC is The Learning Connection. It is the application of the lesson to the daily
              lives of the Junior Soldiers.
              PITstop is Put It Together.     It is the resource material for the leader .           .
              LDI is _Let’s Do It pages. They are the work sheets for the Junior Soldiers.____
Learning Symbols:

              Glasses learning visually (through sight)________________________________
              Ear learning through listening________________________________________
              Hand _learning through hands-on experiences___________________________
              Microphone learning through discussion________________________________
Teaching Symbols:

              Ruler Size Wise helps the teacher adapt activities to the size of the brigade_____
              Pencil Teacher Options provides the teacher with creative alternatives_________
              Alarm Clock Timesaving Tips help the teacher who is strapped for time_______
              Apple Teacher Tips provides information and helpful hints__________________
              Light Bulb Be Aware tips provides information on ways to adapt the lesson for
              children with special needs.

A worship program is included with each lesson. It can be used during the lesson or as a mid-
week program.


The HOMEpage_ is intended for families of Junior Soldiers.


Record Keeping Helps:
              W eekly Attendance Page____________________________________________
              C ompletion Record_________________________________________________



                                                                                   Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                     Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                           Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                      The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                   -4-
Honor Junior Soldiers


The Honor Junior Soldier Course is for Junior Soldiers who are at least 10 years old and have
completed at least one year of regular Junior Soldier curriculum.


There are __9__ activities that must be completed prior to taking the Honor Junior Soldier
test. These requirements are found on page ___3___ of the Honor Junior Soldier Curriculum.


The Honor Junior Soldier Course covers
               The _fundamental beliefs of The Salvation Army_____________ ___________
               The scriptural basis of those beliefs_                                            ___
               How to develop a spirit of Salvationism and discipleship_                        ____


Study of our Doctrines will help the Junior Soldier absorb what we believe and be able to
explain their beliefs – both what the doctrine means, and the Biblical basis of the doctrine.



In studying Salvation Army history, terms, symbols and procedures, the Junior Soldier will
explore their church
               T_raditions________________________________________________________
               I mperatives and Distinctives ________________________________________
               B iblical basis of our symbols _____________________________________and
               H ow we function and fit into an international movement._________________



At the end of the course, the Junior Soldier will have an opportunity to recommit themselves

to Christ and should be actively discipling others.______________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________




                                                                                   Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                     Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                           Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                      The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                   -5-
Prior to taking the Honor Junior Soldier test the Junior Soldier must complete three
projects:
               C _hristian Growth_________________________________________________.
               B _ible___________________________________________________________.
               W hat would Jesus Do (now called To Be Like Jesus)_              ____________.


The Junior Soldier goes before a _Board of Review where they are display their projects. The
form that accompanies the Junior Soldier to the Board of Review is the Commanding
Officer’s Recommendation.

The Honor Junior Soldier test includes the following:
               R ecite the Junior Soldier Promise________________________________               __

               R ecite the doctrines of The Salvation Army ____________________________

               C hoose 4 doctrines and tell what they mean          ____________________

               C hoose one doctrine and tell the Bible verse it is based on__________________

               A nswer questions regarding Salvation Army history___        ________________

               A nswer questions regarding Salvation Army terminology__________________

               A nswer questions regarding Salvation Army symbols_____________________

               A nswer questions regarding Salvation Army procedures______ ____________



Occasionally, a child may take the Honor Junior Soldier course, and either not pass the test,
or be ineligible for the award. In those situations the Honor Junior Soldier Course Completion
Certificate is available.


This is not to be confused with the Honor Junior Soldier Certificate, which is only available
from Territorial Headquarters.



                                                                                Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                  Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                        Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                   The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                -6-
The Honor Junior Soldier Test Process
When a child has passed the Honor Junior Soldier test the Commanding Officer’s
Recommendation form is sent to Territorial Headquarters Youth Department.


Once the paperwork is received at Territorial Headquarters the process is:


              At Territorial Headquarters an Honor Junior Soldier Certificate is created with
              the name of the Honor Junior Soldier. It is signed by the                  Territorial
              Commander and the Territorial Youth Secretary.


              A letter of congratulations is written by the Territorial Youth Secretary.


              A new Honor Junior Soldier pin is given as part of the Award.


              The Honor Junior Soldier pin is identical to the Junior Soldier pin except it is
              gold and has the word “Honor” on it.__________________________________


              The certificate           , the letter of congratulations and the pin         are sent
              to the Divisional Youth Secretary, who sends them to the Corps Officer for
              presentation.




                                                                                  Sheila D. Livingston
                                                                    Territorial Christian Education &
                                                                          Youth Discipleship Director
                                                                     The Salvation Army USA South
                                                                                                  -7-

				
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