War College (The Salvation Army)

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The Salvation Army War College
Established 2003
Type Private
Chancellor Training Principal Jonathan Evans
President Spiritual Formation Director Carla Evans
Undergraduates Associate of Practical Ministry degree
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Campus Urban

The Salvation Army War College


The Salvation Army War College was established in 2003 by Founders Majors Stephen Court and Danielle Strickland, along with Pioneers Captains Ruth and Ian Gillingham. The War College began in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and is still its longest running campus. In 2006 a War College campus was opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA by Death and Glory Alumni Heather and Rob Dolby and in 2008 another in Chicago Illinois, USA by Envoys Jen and Josh Polanco. The Vancouver campus is led by Training Principal Jonathan Evans and Spiritual Formation Director Carla Evans.


The War College is a one year (including three three-month semesters and one two-month deployment) incarnational, biblically based, urban missions training college.

The mission statement of The War College is "to equip and enlist warriors to win the world for Jesus." [1]

The Salvation Army endorses The War College on divisional, territorial and international structural schemes in personnel, finances and curriculum.

In Vancouver, students live primarily in The Empress Hotel, a 77 unit slum hotel at the Main and Hastings intersection in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (locally known as Pain and Wastings). The Downtown Eastside of Vancouver is known for its addiction, poverty and prostitution rates. Students who attend The War College identify themselves with the poor and immerse themselves in the neighbourhood.

Students continuing their formation may select an Associate of Practical Ministry degree and continue with The War College in its Phase Two option.

The 24-7 Prayer Movement endorses and refers their pilgrims to fulfil their discipleship and training endeavours with The Salvation Army through The War College.


100 Level Spiritual Basics Courses

  • SB 101 Basic Disciplines
  • SB 102 Basic Training II
  • SB 103 Basic Warfare
  • SB 104 The Salvation War on the Postmodern Front
  • SB 105 The Faces Of A Warrior: Perspectives in Leadership
  • SB107 Who is Jesus?
  • SB108 Biblical Interpretation

200 Level Spiritual Disciplines Courses

  • SD 201 Spiritual Disciplines
  • SD 202 Extreme Prophetic
  • SD 203 Multiplication Practicum
  • SD 204 Warfare Worship
  • SD 206 Extreme Warfare Survey
  • SD 207 Warfare Communications

300 Level Spiritual Warfare Courses

  • SW 301 Extreme Evangelism
  • SW 302 Extreme Holiness
  • SW 303 Be a Hero
  • SW 304 Special Operations
  • SW 305 The Salvation War on the Post-modern Front
  • SW 306 Advanced Warfare Research
  • SW 307 Colloquium in Warfare Science

There are modular courses that vary by year.

A list of the above courses can be found here.[2]

Board of Reference/Faculty[edit]

The Board of Reference features established leaders from around the world. These people offer insight, spiritual support and endorse The War College. The Board of Reference is reforming and will be announced mid-June 2010.

The War College local and/or visiting faculty include: Jonathan Evans, Carla Evans, Aaron White, Cherie White, Major Doug Burr, Michael Collins, Major Winn Blackman, Faytene Kryskow, Patricia King, Commissioners Marilyn and William Francis and Nicole Brindle (a full list can be found in the reference).[3]

Phase Two[edit]

Upon graduation, students can apply for a second or third year with The War College.

Phase 1: (initial War College year)

  • Who am I in Christ, who is Christ in me?
  • How have I been created, shaped, inculturated?
  • How do I engage with God? How have I been taught to?
  • How do I engage with Scripture? Prayer? Worship?
  • What do Community, Justice, and Mission mean?
  • What do I do about sin and discipline?
  • How do I engage with the World? How might my worldview be shaped? Is it Biblical?
  • Ethically, how am I to live? What in the world is based on Biblically ethical, which is not?

Phase 2a:

  • Who is YHWH (Trinity) and what is Trinitarian Community?
  • How has YHWH revealed himself as Father/Spirit/Son?
  • What does it mean to be adopted as Kingdom children?
  • What are the Spiritual Streams / Disciplines?
  • How do we live as a community that is inspired and indwelt by the Trinity?
  • What do Justice and Mission look like in the light of the Trinity?
  • How do I grow deeper in contemplative prayer and worship?

Phase 2b:

  • Who is YHWH creating me to be?
  • What dreams has YHWH put in me to see brought to fruition?
  • How do I exercise my giftings in community?
  • How do I lead?
  • Where is YHWH planting me?


Part-time students select core basics each term. They will not be required to live in residence and the application process is the same. The cost is adjusted accordingly (which is either training only or training and meals). There is access to most War College scheduled events.

War College sessions[edit]

  • Blood and Fire (2010–2011)
  • War Cry (2009–2010)
  • Conquerors (2008–2009)
  • Incendiary (2007–2008)
  • Revolution (2006–2007)
  • Holy _____ (2005–2006)
  • Martyrs (2004–2005)
  • Death and Glory (2003–2004)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "War College Vancouver » What Is the War College?". Thewarcollege.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  2. ^ "War College Vancouver » Academic Calendar". Thewarcollege.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 
  3. ^ "War College Vancouver » Faculty". Thewarcollege.com. Retrieved 2010-04-12. 

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