Category Archives: God

Midwest Prayer & Praise Night Podcast!

Tito bringing the FIRE at the Midwest Prayer & Praise Night!

On Friday, May 10, at the last Prayer & Praise Night of the 2019-2020 season (wuuuuut?!), Tito Rapley, of Raplee fame, brought a powerful message about being fake. Sometimes we’re one person at school and with our friends, and a totally different person at church. Living like that is *exhausting*. Instead, we should live into the pattern and way of living God’s created for us to live in (Romans 12:1-2). Enjoy the podcast!

2019 Metro Leadership & Medical Scholarship Apps are LIVE!

The applications for the Metro Leadership Scholarship and the Metro Medical Scholarship are now live online! Both have deadlines of July 12, 2019. Late applications (including reference forms) will not be accepted.

To learn more about each scholarship, and to apply, click the appropriate link below:

2019 Metro Leadership Scholarship: 

2019 Metro Medical Scholarship: 

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to ask at [email protected]

Youth Leader Brunch Podcast: Sexual Assault & Youth Ministry

Our churches need to be a safe place for our students, which is why our last Youth Leader Brunch of the 2018-2019 School Year was about Sexual Assault. We talked about consent, being whole persons, the difference between assertiveness and aggression, and so much more. Our guest, Roxanne Pennington, was INCREDIBLE.

WARNING: This episode is about sex and sexual assault, so there may be some triggers in this episode for you. Take care of yourself, and dip out if you need to.

The YC 19 Is On Sale Now!

We’re now selling our YC 19 shirt! The Heart to God, Hand to Man shirt is on sale for $10.

To order a shirt, email us at [email protected] with your size. Leaving a comment here will not count! ?‍♂️

Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army, and mailed to Metro DHQ, care of The Youth Department:

The Salvation Army
c/o The Youth Department 
5040 N. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60630

All the money is going to World Services. Available while supplies last.

Don’t forget! Rader Scholarship Apps due May 15

The Rader Scholarship is made available to minority Salvationists attending Christian Colleges. Five annual scholarship may be awarded at a maximum of $5,000 each. The applications are due May 15 this year, and late applications will not be accepted.

As you fill out an application, please pay attention to the following:

  • Submit a completed application. Please review the required items and attach them together as a color scanned pdf. Originals must be sent to DHQ for approval.
  • Be certain that financial aid award letters are complete and dated for the CURRENT year.
  •  Be certain to complete the budget section and add all items from the financial aid letter including loans.  All financial aid should go in the “other scholarships” section.
  • Specify your leadership participation specifically… the application asks for leadership roles, not soldiership.
  • Specify both home corps and/or college corps as applicable

YC 19 Photos and Podcasts!

The Lord moved in a POWERFUL way during Youth Councils 2019. In case you wanted to check out the sermons from Josh Griffin again, or if you just wanted to get a little taste of the weekend if you missed out, we got your back!

Find each message from Josh Griffin here, or stream them on your phone from Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen to stuff like that:

Main Session 1 – Friday Night
Main Session 2 – Saturday Morning
Main Session 3 – Saturday Night
Main Session 4 – Sunday Morning

To check out photos of the weekend, click here and here. To check out photos from the Pancakes and PJ’s Banquet Photo Booth, click here.

Conversation with Sharon Irving!


A number of weeks ago, we sat down with our worship artist for YC 19, Sharon Irving. We asked her a range of questions dealing with worship leading, anxiety, and growing up on the South side of Chicago. We hope you get to know her a little bit before meeting her in person!

For more info about YC 19, head to!

Joliet Prayer & Praise Night Podcast and Photos!

We had an incredible night at the Joliet Prayer & Praise Night last week. Justin Polsley preached a POWERFUL word from Mark 1 on the issues we hide from God. Remember, what you hide, God can’t heal. If you happened to miss it, or want to hear the sermon again, we got you. Check out the podcast below in this post, or on Apple Podcasts.

Also, to see photos from the night, click here!