Corps Vitality Weekend: Salvation Army Leadership Training is aimed at better equipping the Midland division for being deployed into service. This year we will explore "myth busting" the barriers we experience between us and being effectively deployed into service. We want to bust the myths we believe that limit our service in our communities while walking delegates through ideas for their own areas of service.

We encourage corps soldiers, key leaders and potential leaders, employees, Advisory Board members, volunteers...anyone who is an active participant (or is looking to be more so) in the mission of The Salvation Army should consider attending!


Envoys Steve & Sharon Bussey

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Steve and Sharon Bussey are the co-directors of Salvation Factory in the USA Eastern Territory. They began in Salvation Army ministry when they were fourteen years old as the leaders of an outpost Sunday School for at-risk youth in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Sharon became the YP Sergeant at her Corps and continued to serve the Lord as she developed management skills in a large South African corporation. Steve studied theology and missiology in Canada during which time he was the Youth Coordinator for MissionFest Toronto, worked for World Vision Canada and coordinated a national student prayer movement for college students across the country.

In 1996, Sharon and Steve were married and served as Envoys in Cape Town, South Africa as Divisional Youth

Secretaries for the Western Cape Division and Corps Officers of Woodstock, Wynberg and Observatory Corps. In 1999, they relocated to New York to work as Youth Mission and Leadership specialists for the USA Eastern Territory. Then in 2001, Steve and Sharon joined Majors Larry and Janet Ashcraft at Project 1:17: School of Youth Ministry and Mission. In 2006 they became the co-directors of the school and in 2007, under their leadership, Project 1:17 developed into a two-year training program called 'Railton School for Youth Worker Training.' In September 2012, Steve and Sharon were commissioned to begin a new endeavor called Salvation Factory: A Salvation Army imaginarium which focuses on innovation in research, development and design, providing resources and training to enhance the mission of The Salvation Army.

 Their deep desire is to live for the glory of God and the Salvation of the world. They seek to do this most with their two daughters, Skyela and Summar who daily teach them what it means to embrace Jesus’ Great Commission.