The mission of the College for Officer Training is to develop men and women, in knowledge, capabilities, spirit and character, who will be able to sustain and advance the mission of The Salvation Army in the salvation of the world.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves,
it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast." Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)
“The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say,
‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.” Luke 17:20-21 (NIV)
The Executive Council is an eight-member leadership team and is charged with maintaining the appropriate strategy, vision, and policies to ensure that the purposes of the CFOT are met. The team represents a variety of cultural backgrounds, with four native languages spoken, and have served 255 years as active officers collectively. Additionally, the team holds numerous educational degrees including Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Leadership, Ministry and Education, and Bachelors of Organizational Management, and Science.