TOP ready to launch

Territorial Commander Commissioner James Knaggs invites Salvationists to the red carpet premiere of the Salvation Army Vision Network.

Saturday, September 10, 4:30 p.m. (PST)
The Initial “Beginning” Launch of

Soldiers and Friends of the Western Territory:

Not only are the above Internet TV call letters an acronym for Salvation Army Vision Network; they are also a contraction of the word, “SALVATION.” SAVN.TV is a Salvation Army Internet Mission Station where salvation can be proclaimed and found.

Jesus first cast the vision for this Mission Station in his proclamation of the Great Commission: Go into all the world and preach the good news (of salvation) to all creation (Mark 16:15). William Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army, carried this vision into the 20th Century with his proclamation: “We are a salvation people. This is our specialty – getting saved, keeping saved, and getting other people saved.” A century later General John Gowans (Ret.) framed the vision this way: Saving Souls, Growing Saints, and Serving Suffering Humanity.

My vision for the 21st Century forward is this: The Internet and Cyberspace is our contemporary, virtual street corner “into all the world” and “getting people saved” – Cyberspace for Christ!

Orders & Regulations for Salvation Army Officers captures the Founder’s vision this way: “…he will not only make use of the Army’s time-honored methods of evangelism, adapting them in the most effective way possible to the needs of the hour, but he will courageously experiment with new ways of making Jesus known as Savior of men. In other words, he will be willing to be dedicated to failure. In the divine economy this could be the way to God-glorifying success.”

So ordered, we will be launching the first experimental phase of during the Welcome of Cadets Weekend, Sept. 10-11, 2011. It is the “beginning phase,” and will expand as “the spirit quickeneth – gives (it) life” (John 6:63).

Please accept this as a personal invitation to attend this first phase launch on beginning with a Red, Yellow, Blue Carpet Event, live-streamed from the Pasadena Ambassador Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. (PST), featuring cadets from the Proclaimers of the Resurrection Session. And I will be there to greet you personally. The Welcome of Cadets Meeting will also to be live-streamed following at 6 p.m. (PST).

There you will also find a beginning menu of “On Demand” programs to be viewed, along with a list of “Coming Attractions,” including a live-streamed 9/11 Service of Remembrance at the Long Beach Temple Corps on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2 p.m. (PST), featuring Salvation Army leaders who led the army’s work at ground zero. Please feel free to include the above in your Sunday announcements.

Again, we will launch with a small offering of programs and grow as “the spirit quickeneth – gives (it) life.” Come grow (the Kingdom) with us!

See you on the web

James M. Knaggs, Commissioner

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