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Junior Soldiers

Junior Soldiers is an awesome and exciting ministry.  The Leaders are on a journey with their Junior Soldiers guiding them, helping them, picking them up when they stumble. 

Junior Soldiership is a lifestyle, not a program. It is an opportunity for children to explore God's Word themselves and apply His truth to their lives. Junior Soldiers are junior members of The Salvation Army. They are children who have made a decision to be a follower of Jesus and want to grow and express their faith through ministry within The Salvation Army.

How do children become Junior Soldiers? 
Before they become a Junior Soldier, they will participate in five sessions of Junior Soldier preparation. These lessons are based on the Junior Soldier promise. Having completed the preparation lessons and made a decision to become a follower of Jesus, they may be enrolled as a Junior Soldier of The Salvation Army. This is done in the main worship service. When a Junior Soldier signs their Junior Soldier Promise, they are presented with a Junior Soldier Badge. Throughout the program they will stand with the support of their Big Buds/Discipleship Partner. The Big Buds/Discipleship Partner is a person of the Junior Soldier's choosing who promises to pray for their Junior Soldier at least five times a week, taking special interest in their spiritual development.

The material is very adaptable, and can be used within a Kids Church setting as well.

Junior Soldier Lessons
There are 12 Junior Soldier Units available, with 10 lessons in each unit. Our team of writers are continually expanding the units and lessons within each. On this site you can search either by theme (e.g. search "Junior Soldiers justice"), or Unit by clicking the relevant link below. You can also search by unit in the search bar.

Junior Soldier Preparation 

Unit 1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8
Unit 9
Unit 10
Unit 11
Unit 12
Unit 13
Unit 14
Unit 15
Unit 16

Big Buds

Renewal Day Resources

Order Form - for Junior Soldier badges and certificates

Leader's Information for Passports

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at missionteam@aue.salvationarmy.org

Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 2 ‘Pray Like Jesus ’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 2 ‘Pray Like Jesus ’

For the children to explore and understand the prayer that Jesus gave us and how each section can impact how we pray.

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 1 ‘I Choose (1)’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 1 ‘I Choose (1)’

For the children to explore and understand that they have made a choice to ask God for forgiveness and to follow him.

Category: Discipleship

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 9 ‘An Invitation To Begin’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 8 Lesson 9 ‘An Invitation To Begin’

For the children to explore and understand The Salvation Army’s heritage of practical Christianity in their country and to know that because of our love for God we should invite others to share what

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 9 ‘Lent’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 9 ‘Lent’

For the children to understand what the season of Lent is all about, as they explore why and how followers of Jesus participate in Lent.

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 6 ‘It’s just not fair!’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 6 ‘It’s just not fair!’

For the children to explore and understand that some children in our world are not treated fairly and that we can have a positive impact on seeing them receive fair treatment.

Category: Discipleship

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 5 ‘The perfect match!’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 5 ‘The perfect match!’

PURPOSE: For the children to explore and understand that The Salvation Army has a rich heritage of meeting people’s physical needs as well as their spiritual needs and tackling social justice issues

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 4 'Salvation Part 2' Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 4 'Salvation Part 2'

Salvation - Part 2 For children to understand and explore how, when we are friends with Jesus, the Holy Spirit can change how we live and who we are.

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 3 'Salvation' Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 3 'Salvation'

For children to understand and explore the importance of being truly sorry and believing that God will forgive them as a necessary part of salvation.

Category: Discipleship

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 2 ‘You’re the one God needs for the job!’ Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 7 Lesson 2 ‘You’re the one God needs for the job!’

For the children to explore and understand that God might ask us to do things we don’t want to do, but — with His help — we can do it.

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Junior Soldiers: Unit 6 Lesson 2 Let's Go On A Prayer Walk Document

Junior Soldiers: Unit 6 Lesson 2 Let's Go On A Prayer Walk

To participate in the experience of interactive prayer for their community. To explore and understand the diversity of prayer.

Category: Discipleship

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