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Dear Friends,

Welcome to The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development, an arm of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College, USA Southern Territory!

Leadership Development has many facets and forms. Our goal is to provide ongoing resources and training in this endeavor for Officers, Soldiers, Employees and other constituents of Salvation Army ministry.  Leaders who continually work at personal growth and development in the areas of character and competencies will be a strong attraction for and help to those in their sphere of influence.

We will offer the best practices from research and  literature over the disciplines of Spiritual Formation,  Business and Education. And, we will bathe it in prayer. We are not merely a corporate entity, although we have corporate characteristics. We are a part of the living, dynamic Body of Christ and, as such, will submit to His leadership first before offering anything to our brothers and sisters for development. Our prayer comes from a great hymn of the church and shapes our being and  doing as we endeavor to walk along side you in ministry:

“Lead on, O King, eternal Lead on, O King eternal the day of march has come; we follow, not with fears, henceforth in fields of conquest for gladness breaks like morning thy tents shall be our home. where’re thy face appears Through days of preparation Thy cross is lifted o’er us, thy grace has made us strong; we journey in its light; and now, O King eternal, the crown awaits the conquest; we lift our battle song. Lead on, O God of might.

 We are blessed to serve you and to serve with you!   Major Joanne Holz, Director School for Leadership Development