The Living Our Vision booster series contains six videos exploring the need for vision and breaking down the new National Vision Statement. Each video features a scripted introduction to each topic and then a feature story about a different ministry throughout Australia which somehow addresses the key theme of the week.
For all the content from the Living Our Vision booster campaign, including sermons, study guides, and children's resources, please visit resources.australiaone.info/vision
Week 1: Why Vision
In the first week of this series, we look at the need for vision to give us direction, focus, and a unified to engage in the mission of The Salvation Army. For the feature story, we take a look at the Auburn Corps in New South Wales, a multicultural community that has actively engaged in a process of transformation and development in order to address the changing needs of the community.
Week 2: Hardship & Injustice
This week, we talk about the origins of The Salvation Army as a mission to marginalized; we consider what it means to us today, as the modern Salvation Army, to work alongside people in places of hardship and injustice. For the feature story, we take a look at the Ipswich Indigenous Ministry in Queensland, which works to address personal hardships and systemic injustice towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within the community.
Week 3: Salvos Will Live, Love or Fight
This week, we talk about the inclusive nature of the word ‘Salvo’, and the need to be a part of the community and engage with people in their day-to-day life in order to best carry out the mission of The Salvation Army. For the feature story, we take a look at the Carindale Child Care program in Queensland, which offers a vital service to the community and engages with people as an active part of their lives.
Week 4: Alongside Others
The week, we talk about the need to come together as a unified body to best serve our communities, as well as the need to work with other agencies that share our desire to see transformation in Australia. For the feature story, we take a look at the Beyond the Classroom program in Western Australia, which partners with schools to give students an experience of social service and deliver much needed support to the community.
Week 5: Transform Australia One Life at a Time
The week, we talk about the power of individual transformation to bring about impacting sustainable change, with transformation of the community stemming from change in individual lives. For the feature story, we take a look at the Intensive Tenancy Support Service in Tasmania, which works to help and support people who are leaving prison as they become active members of the wider community.
Week 6: With the Love of Jesus
In this final week of the series, we talk about the Love of Jesus as the driving focus behind the mission of The Salvation Army; Jesus’ heart for people translates into our heart for transformation. For the feature story, we take a look at the Salvo Bigband, a Victoria-based musical group which engages directly with communities that wouldn’t normally interact with Christians, and seeks to be a positive presence in these places.