Commissioning Weekend 2021

Reconciling Grace Forum & Commissioning Weekend Schedule

Friday, June 4, 2021

9:30 AM Messengers of Grace Commencement – Atlanta Temple Corps (will be streamed live)
11:30 AM Silver Star Luncheon [By invitation only]– THQ
5:00 PM Registration – Atlanta Temple Corps
7:00 PM General Session: Reconciliation with God– Atlanta Temple Corps (will be streamed live)

Saturday, June 5, 2021

7:30 AM Mission Engagement (Canteen Ministry to Day Laborers)
9:00 AM General Session: Reconciliation with Others – Atlanta Temple Corps (will be streamed live)
11:00 AM Lunch – Atlanta Temple Corps Parking Lot/THQ Dining Room (Food Trucks)
1:00 PM Mission Engagement (Atlanta Neighborhoods)

  • Peachcrest Corps
  • Atlanta International Corps
  • Gwinnett County Corps
  • Atlanta Temple Corps
  • THQ
  • Reconciliation Conversation – THQ Dining Room:
    An opportunity to engage in courageous conversations regarding issues facing our communities and church.
    Led by Captains Nesan & Cheryl Kistan

4:30 PM Long Service Dinner and Recognition [By invitation only]
7:00 PM Reconciliation Stories: This Is Us – Atlanta Temple Corps (will be streamed live)

Special Guests: Captains Kistan

Captain Nesan and Cheryl Kistan are dynamic speakers and passionate hands-on followers of Jesus. Their heart for mission and sharing with people about Jesus has seen them become integral trainers and church leaders for this generation. They have ministered across Australia for over 10 years in one of the most multicultural communities in Australia. They saw God bless the church/corps, growing from 60 to just over 500 people, with more than 34 different nationalities represented. Nesan and Cheryl are presently Corps Officers at Tustin Ranch and Divisional Secretary for Orange County. Cheryl and Nesan have three sons (Joshua, Samuel, Micah) and a daughter (Faith).

Captain Nesan Kistan is also the Chair of the National Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Commission addressing racial bias and tensions facing Salvation Army officers and soldiers in the United States.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

9:30 AM Messengers of Grace Ordination & Commissioning – Atlanta Temple Corps (will be streamed live)

Additional information

  1. Dress code: classroom uniform for Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon. For Saturday evening and Sunday morning, please wear full uniform.
  2. Saturday morning there is an opportunity for 20 individuals to go with canteens and minister to day laborers by serving breakfast and a packed lunch.
  3. Lunch on Saturday for those engaging in ministry will be able to choose a meal from a variety of food trucks. Your meal selections will be made at registration on Friday at 5:00 PM.
  4. Saturday afternoon you will have the opportunity to participate in ministry engagement activities or join the Reconciliation Conversation with Captains Kistan.
  5. Please choose the “Not Attending Mission Engagement Activities” option on the Activities sign up page if you do not wish to sign up for these opportunities.

Register at this link

Trade South Store

Hours for Commissioning Weekend

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Normal Trade store hours
9:00am – 4:00pm

Friday, June 4, 2021

Extended Trade store hours *with Tram*
8:30am – 6:00pm

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Trade store hours *with Tram*
11:00am – 2:00pm

Hotel Accommodations

The following hotels are close to THQ and offer The Salvation Army a special rate, which you need to ask for when booking your room:

Doubletree by Hilton – Atlanta North Druid Hills

2061 N Druid Hills Road
Atlanta, GA   30329
404-321-4174, Hotel Main

Salvation Army Rate – $99 per night – with breakfast (grab and go during COVID)

Marriott Atlanta Northeast / Emory Area

2000 Century Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA   30345
404-325-0000, Hotel Main

Salvation Army Rate – $119 per night – with breakfast – (COVID breakfast – $12 voucher to use at their Starbucks for coffee, pastries, etc)

La Quinta Inn & Suites

2535 Chantilly Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA   30324
404-321-0999, Hotel Main

Salvation Army Rate – $79 per night – with breakfast

Courtyard Executive Park

1236 Executive Park Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA   30329
404-728-0708, Hotel Main

Salvation Army Rate – $109 per night – with breakfast