Registration opens for Commissioning Weekend 2021
By: Brad Rowland
Commissioning Weekend 2021 arrives on June 4-6, with Salvationists from across the USA Southern Territory gathering at the Atlanta Temple Corps. This year’s event features the commissioning and ordination of the Messengers of Grace session of cadets, as well as the Reconciling Grace Forum taking place throughout the weekend.
Captains Nesan and Cheryl Kistan are special guests for the forum, and they are appointed to National Headquarters. Captain Nesan is 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.
The opening session is at 9:30 am ET on Friday, June 4 with the commencement of the Messengers of Grace session. Following an invitation-only Silver Star Luncheon, the opening general session of the Reconciliation Grace Forum will begin at 7:00 pm ET, with the theme of “Reconciliation with God.”
On Saturday, attendees will take part in outreach to the community, beginning in the early morning hours and visiting local neighborhoods across Atlanta. In addition, Saturday morning’s general session takes place at 9:00 am ET, following the theme of “Reconciliation with Others.”
Reconciliation stories will be featured in Saturday evening’s general session, titled “This Is Us.” That is followed by Sunday morning’s ordination and commissioning service for the Messengers of Grace session.
Atlanta Temple Corps will host the general sessions, and each session will be streamed via the official USA Southern Territory YouTube channel.