Personal and Spiritual Formation




God honouring priorities

Living a life of worship and prayer. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ensuring appropriate care of family and healthy relationships

I demonstrate holistic life balance, healthy lifestyle, and time management that honours family commitments alongside my appointment and ministry to others. I maintain regular sabbath and spiritual rhythms of prayer that includes prayer with family and visitors. I invest in friendships with neighbours, people in the community and colleagues.
I avoid over working and ensure others are not pressured. I model healthy parenting and family relationships, including marriage or single life. I signpost resources that offer good teaching/guidance. I notice and draw attention to the temptation to extremes and imbalance, supporting and coaching.

I shape a culture that recognises the challenges of real life, ensuring policies, procedures, processes enable families to thrive in ministry settings. I continue to listen and understand people’s experiences and invest in well being.

Spiritual formation and receiving grace

Taking responsibility for a deepening love relationship with Jesus, through commitment to spiritual disciplines, and receiving ministry from others

I invest in my spiritual development and make it a priority in time and energy. I embrace spiritual disciplines individually and with others (including my local corps) to ‘fan the flame’. I build and engage with supportive networks and fellowships. I allow God to minister to me through the ministry of others. I take responsibility to seek and engage in Care and Equip meetings, annual reviews, and accompanied development.

From my own deepening relationship with God, I provide for spiritual formation in my context with prayer and space to receive grace. I initiate conversations in support/challenge of spiritual growth of others, remembering couples are formed of individuals. I create individual and community relationships of trust, with safe space to speak truth, to be vulnerable, and explore issues. I signpost to support resources.

I continually engage in the transformation process (Romans12).  I recognise both my position to encourage deep reflective living and my responsibility to influence the spiritual temperature of the territory. I demonstrate humility in leadership which enables me to receive grace, forming an environment of honesty, transparency, and accountability for The Salvation Army, that supports spiritual growth.  

Self-awareness and resilience

Seeking feedback, increasing mindfulness, developing our personal wellbeing   

 I seek to develop emotional intelligence, graciously receive feedback, and engage in self-reflection to increase self-awareness. I commit to reflective practices to deepen my relationship with God and influence how I act. I am aware that the depth of my spiritual life impacts the life of others and changes the community which I lead. I am mindful to my personal wellbeing and life-balance. I create space for those things which feed, fill and energise me.
I help build a culture of wellbeing, resilience, and accountability, supporting people to engage with wellbeing provision. I support others to acknowledge outcomes of situations and learn from the lessons they provide.
I advocate a systemic culture of self-awareness and help create a healthy working culture, mitigating impacts of adversity, building capacity for resilience, using qualitative and quantitative organisational data and insights. I ensure principles and resources are in place for wellbeing support and updated as appropriate.

Personal Impact  

Understanding the impact on others of my use of personal power and influence  

I demonstrate personal confidence, passion and authority, with humility and grace, role-modelling Salvation Army values and behaviours and promoting inclusivity. I am aware of the risk of manipulating others and imposing myself or my personal views because of my position within The Salvation Army.
I am a role model for my team, acting ethically and with integrity. I handle personal information of others in a professional and transparent manner. I take a stand with senior colleagues when it is the right thing to do despite significant opposition or risk. I am conscious of the need to use power with people rather than over people.
I ensure that policies, procedures, and practices demonstrate proper treatment of others, both internally and externally, being aware of potential unintended negative impact on others. I am responsible for decisions and actions, to ensure they are ethical and can be explained. I use power in a mutually transforming manner, to enable the flourishing of individuals and The Salvation Army.

Lifelong learning  

Through welcoming developmental feedback and using reflective practice, contributing to self-awareness, personal growth and development  

I reflect on my own performance, respond to feedback, and can identify my own learning and developmental requirements. I show commitment to engagement in continuous learning and development.
I model commitment to lifelong learning. I actively seek and apply learning from feedback to adapt my own learning to support my development in maturity as a leader and inspire others to do the same.
I ensure The Salvation Army develops as a learning organisation, implementing the Valuing People Framework, providing learning opportunities through learning and development provision, including coaching and mentoring.

Adaptability and time management  

Managing self, existing and evolving situations  

I effectively manage my workload and circumstances and any associated pressure and can adapt to new and evolving situations. I am aware of what is reasonable and know when to decline requests, create appropriate boundaries, and when to choose sacrificial service.
I manage multiple workloads and can adapt to new and evolving situations with creativity and innovation. I influence others in the management of their workloads.
I work to embed adaptability within The Salvation Army and build a systemic culture of effective time management that promotes the importance of a healthy life balance.