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Growing Saints Conference

The Growing Saints Conference invites Salvationists to explore dynamic discipleship.

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February 1-2, 2019

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This conference supports and encourages active, dynamic discipleship in The Salvation Army. By sharing and connecting with other delegates, participants will be empowered to be discipled and to make disciples. Growing Saints brings together soldiers and officers who are passionate about Corps that intentionally fulfill the Great Commission.

Beyond participation in a small group and attendance at the full plenary sessions, each delegate will select one of four tracks for the afternoon breakout sessions:

  1. Discipling Gen Z –  Making lasting connections
  2. Banding Together – Cultivating small groups in your corps 
  3. Discipleship for Self-Care and Recovery – Healing and wholeness for all involved
  4. Coffee and Conversation – Discipleship and the art of small talk


Dave Hudson

Commissioners David and Sharron Hudson were commissioned as officers in The Salvation Army in 1975. They are currently the National Commander and the National President of Women’s Ministries, respectively. The Army’s National Headquarters is located in Alexandria, Virginia.

Prior to coming to National Headquarters in November 2015, Commissioners Dave and Sharron were, respectively, the Chief Secretary and the Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries for the Army’s USA Western Territory (Long Beach, California). They have a wide range of experience as Salvation Army officers, including several territorial and divisional appointments. The Hudson’s were corps officers (pastors) for 14 years, including appointments in Oregon, Idaho, and Southern California.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Sharron has a master’s degree in Christian Leadership. They were married in 1976 and have two daughters, Jennifer and Amy, as well as two grandchildren.


Lt. Col. Allen Satterlee is the 2019 Andrew S. Miller lecturer. He serves as The Salvation Army’s National Editor-in-Chief and Literary Secretary for National Publications. He previously served in Salvation Army appointments in Singapore, Papua New Guinea, and Jamaica. He is an author, editor, administrator, and pastor and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Liberty University and a master’s degree from Baptist Theological Seminary.


JD Walt

J. D. Walt is the Chief Sower and Visionary for Seedbed, a branch of Asbury Theological Seminary, that serves as a mission resource for pastors and lay leaders. As such, he is a Vice President of ATS. He is an author, attorney, pastor, and former ATS Dean of the Chapel. He walks through the Word of God on the Seedbed Daily Text, an electronic daily devotional. Most importantly, he demonstrates the Seedbed mantra of Sola Sancta Caritas (only holy love) as he gives leadership to Seedbed’s vision, development, design, and tribe.


Schedule of Events

Friday, February 1, 2019

  • 10 – 10:50 a.m. – Chapel – Holiness Conference (optional) – Hughes Auditorium
  • 1 – 3 p.m. – Campus Tours (optional) – Administration Building
  • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Registration
  • 7:30 – 9 p.m. – Welcome Session and Holiness Meeting
    Speaker: J.D. Walt – Seedbed, Sower-in-Chief and Vice President of Asbury Theological Seminary
    Focus: Discipleship in community

Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • 8 – 9 a.m. – Prayer to grow saints 
    Focus: Free and structured prayer as individuals, within small groups, and by the entire community
  • 9 – 10 a.m. – Hands-On Discipleship 
    Focus: Getting to know, and breaking bread (donuts and fruit), with your small group
  • 10 a.m. – Noon – The Andrew S. Miller Memorial Lecture 
    Speaker: Lieutenant-Colonel Allen Satterlee – The Salvation Army Chief Editor of National Publications
    Provided by The Salvation Army Southern Territory
  • Noon – 1 p.m. – Lunch (Asbury University Cafeteria)
    Meet with small groups for “Table Talk.”
  • 1:30 – 2:30pm – Hands-On Discipleship
    Focus: learning through an experience of small group discipleship
  • 2:45 – 3:45pm – Break-Out Session 1
    Focus: learning about discipleship through expert instruction and dialogue (See selections above.)
  • 4:00 – 5:00pm – Break-Out Session 2
    Focus: learning about discipleship through expert instruction and dialogue (See selections above.)
  • 5 – 7pm Unscheduled Time and Dinner Out
  • 7:30 – 9pm – Holiness Meeting
    Speaker: Commissioners Dave and Sharon Hudson, The Salvation Army National Commander (USA)

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – (Optional)

  • 9:15 a.m. – Coffee and Pastries (SASF Center)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Holiness Meeting with Asbury University students and prospective students 

Registration Form

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