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Junior Soldiers

Junior Soldiers is an awesome and exciting ministry.  The Leaders are on a journey with their Junior Soldiers guiding them, helping them, picking them up when they stumble. 

Junior Soldiership is a lifestyle, not a program. It is an opportunity for children to explore God's Word themselves and apply His truth to their lives. Junior Soldiers are junior members of The Salvation Army. They are children who have made a decision to be a follower of Jesus and want to grow and express their faith through ministry within The Salvation Army.

How do children become Junior Soldiers? 
Before they become a Junior Soldier, they will participate in five sessions of Junior Soldier preparation. These lessons are based on the Junior Soldier promise. Having completed the preparation lessons and made a decision to become a follower of Jesus, they may be enrolled as a Junior Soldier of The Salvation Army. This is done in the main worship service. When a Junior Soldier signs their Junior Soldier Promise, they are presented with a Junior Soldier Badge. Throughout the program they will stand with the support of their Big Buds/Discipleship Partner. The Big Buds/Discipleship Partner is a person of the Junior Soldier's choosing who promises to pray for their Junior Soldier at least five times a week, taking special interest in their spiritual development.

The material is very adaptable, and can be used within a Kids Church setting as well.

Junior Soldier Lessons
There are 12 Junior Soldier Units available, with 10 lessons in each unit. On this site you can search either by theme (e.g. search "Junior Soldiers justice"), or Unit by clicking the relevant link below. You can also search by unit in the search bar.

Junior Soldier Preparation 

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8
Unit 9
Unit 10
Unit 11
Unit 12

Big Buds

 

Supplementary Lesson 1 - Multi-Faith

Supplementary Lesson 2 - International Day of the Girl

Supplementary Lesson 3 - Reading the Bible

Supplemementary Lesson 4 - I have a purpose

Supplementary Lesson 5 - Creative Engagement with the Word

Supplementary Lesson 6 - The Heart of Forgiveness

Supplementary Lesson 7 - Never Alone

Supplementary Lesson 8 - Who is the Greatest? 

Supplementary Lesson 9 - Living with Courage 

Supplementary Lesson 10 - I want more! 

Supplementary Lesson 11 - When disaster strikes 

Supplementary Lesson 12 - Conflict Resolution 

Supplementary Lesson 13 - Lectio Divina

Supplementary Lesson 14 - A Tree and Its Fruit

Renewal Day Resources

Order Form - for Junior Soldier badges and certificates

Leader's Information for Passports

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at missionteam@aue.salvationarmy.org

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 20: The Church in the Church Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 20: The Church in the Church

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand that the Christian Church is part of something bigger than their local corps.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 19: My Family - My Role Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 19: My Family - My Role

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand that they can have a positive and productive role within their family and contribute to harmonious relationships.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 18: Connecting With the Elderly Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 18: Connecting With the Elderly

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand the benefits of inter-generational connections with the elderly.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 17: Grace vs Justice Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 17: Grace vs Justice

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand that we experience both grace and justice in God.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 16: The Influence of Friends Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 16: The Influence of Friends

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand the effect of both positive and negative influences on their behaviour and responses.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 15: War Time Work Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 15: War Time Work

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand the role of The Salvation Army in times of war - both historical and current.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 14: A Tree and Its Fruit Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 14: A Tree and Its Fruit

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore a passage of the Bible (using The Swedish Method) to gain a deeper understanding of these verses.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 13: Lectio Divina Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 13: Lectio Divina

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand how they can form a deeper relationship with God through Lectio Divina.
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 11: When Disaster Strikes Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 11: When Disaster Strikes

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand that God is with us in every situation including a natural disaster and to explore the role of The Salvation Army when respondi
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Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 8: Who is the Greatest? Document

Junior Soldiers: Supplementary Lesson 8: Who is the Greatest?

The purpose of this lesson is for the children to explore and understand that greatness in the Kingdom of Heaven is not found in power or popularity but in humility.
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