Commissioning Weekend 2024

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Southern Territorial Ordination & Commissioning of the Defenders of Justice

Walking Like Jesus
1 Peter 2:21 MSG

Location: Atlanta Temple, 2090 N. Druid Hills Rd. N.E., Brookhaven, GA, 30329

Date: May 31 – June 2, 2024









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Big News

For the first time since our partnership with the powerful Netflix series “The Chosen”, we will have FIVE powerhouse players from the cast and crew as special guests for the Saturday Night Program. You are not going to want to miss this amazing opportunity to hear their personal testimonies and how they personally have been impacted in their Walk With Jesus through their journey of working on “The Chosen.”


Did you know that there will be TWO separate opportunities to join a free virtual Discipleship training after Commissioning?!
Check the schedule below for the related events – you can even REGISTER TODAY!

Youth Conference News

  Start the Party | Walk Like Jesus

The ultimate weekend adventure for your kids is just around the corner! Don’t let them miss out on the "Start the Party" Youth Conference during Commissioning. It’s not just fun and games (although we have plenty of those!) - it's a chance for them to dive into engaging Bible stories, create amazing crafts, enjoy delicious snacks, and even be amazed by a magician!

The best part? They'll come back inspired to be 'party starters' in their communities and families. Spots are filling up fast, so mark your calendar and register by May 24th! Let’s make this weekend unforgettable for our young ones.


Friday, May 31

8:30am – 6:30pm        Trade Store Open @ THQ

10:00am – 12:00pm    Commencement Service @ Atlanta Temple

12:00pm – 1:30pm      Silver Star Luncheon (By Invitation only)

7:00pm – 8:30pm        Main Session @ Atlanta Temple

                                    Youth Conference Main Session @ THQ Conference Center (Must be pre-registered)

8:30pm – 10:30pm      Territorial Priorities Celebration Party @ Atlanta Temple

*Registration/Event Check in Times @ Atlanta Temple
8:45am – 10:00am

11:30am – 12:30pm

4:00pm – 6:30pm

Saturday, June 1

8:00am – 10:00am      “Walk With Me” Immersive Prayer Experience on the Greenway

10:00am – 12:00pm    Main Session @ Atlanta Temple

                                    Youth Conference Main Session @ THQ Conference Center (Must be pre-registered)

12:00pm - 1:30pm      FAMILY FEAST @ Atlanta Temple

1:30pm – 3:00pm        Life Groups @ Atlanta Temple & THQ

4:00pm – 6:00pm        Long Service Recognition Dinner (By Invitation only)

7:00pm – 9:00pm        Main Session @ Atlanta Temple

                                    Youth Conference Main Session @ THQ Conference Center (Must be pre-registered)

*Registration/Event Check in Time @ Atlanta Temple
9:00am – 9:45am

Sunday, June 2

9:30am – 12:00pm:     Commissioning & Ordination Service
                                    Defenders of Justice Session


Related Events

"Banded Discipleship" Zoom Training

June 6, 2024 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Seedbed’s Mark Benjamin and Anna Grace Legband are offering training on a small group based on John Wesley’s essential style of discipleship, called the “Band Meeting.” 


"5Q Small Group Discipleship" Zoom Training

June 11, 2024 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

The 5 Questions that will change your life is what our instructor, Dr. Matt Friedeman, will teach us. This discipleship will transform your soldiers and corps! 


Things to know:

  • Our “Defenders of Justice” Session of cadets will be Ordained as Salvation Army Officers!
  • Childcare for ages 6 months – 4 years Available for those pre-registered only.
  • Youth Conference for ages 5 – 12 years Available for those pre-registered only. 
  • DEADLINE to register children for Youth Conference and/or Childcare: Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Territorial Priority Celebration Party on Friday Evening – an opportunity to have fun and fellowship together – with great entertainment, kidzone and so much more!
  • A FAMILY FEAST for us all to share on Saturday.
  • With even more exciting details to come!

We covet your prayers for this much anticipated Worship & Discipleship Event in June!! 

Dress Code:

Friday AM Commencement

  • Officers/Cadets = Full Uniform with tunics

Friday PM

  • Officers = whites with skirts or pants
  • Cadets = Full uniform with tunics

Saturday AM/PM

  • Officers = whites with skirts or pants
  • Cadets = Program participants full uniform with tunics/Non program participants Whites with skirts or pants

Saturday Longservice Luncheon

  • Officers/Cadets/SSS = Full uniform with tunics

Sunday AM

  • EBC & Cabinet = Full Uniform with tunics & Skirts
  • Officers = Full Uniform with tunics
  • Youth Conference officer event staff = whites with skirts or pants


Please note that our event's hotel room block booking period has ended.

We recommend exploring other nearby options if you have not yet booked your accommodations. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to Commissioning Weekend.

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