Re Effect


Re Effect is a triangle, one part bi-annual event, one part leadership development and the base is a focus on mission at the corps level. The goal of Re Effect is to equip Salvationists for mission through a renewed love for others, a reinvigorated commitment to service and a rekindled passion for discipling and training future leaders of The Salvation Army. At this event it is our goal to provide resources on leadership, new experiences in worship and opportunities for mission. The Re Effect is a reminder to stay true to our calling as a movement, we need to continue to be actively engaged with the poor in our communities and we want to live as a church without walls.
We are looking for the dreamers, the visionaries, and those that are ready to do bold things in the name of Jesus. Join the movement.

Friday | 1.10.13

8:30am Registration Opens
9:30am Missions Fair Opens
10:00am General Session I:
Envoys Steve and Sharon Bussey

11:45am-1:00pm Workshop I
1:00pm-3:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-3:00pm Missions Fair Open
3:00pm-4:15pm Workshop II
5:00pm-7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Missions Fair Opens
8:00pm General Session II:
Eugene Cho

11:00pm-2:00am Ministry Opportunities: Late-night Canteen Run & Prayer Walk

Saturday | 1.11.13

9:00am Missions Fair Opens
9:30am-10:45am Workshop III
10:45pm Missions Fair Opens
11:15am General Session III:
Mike Foster
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm-2:30pm Missions Fair Opens
Mind the Gap Meeting
2:30pm-3:45pm Workshop IV
4:00pm-7:00pm   Ministry Opportunities: Quarter Ministry, Ministry-Under-the-Bridge & Clean Up Project/Children’s Open Air Ministry
7:00pm Missions Fair Opens
7:30pm General Session IV:
Bianca Juarez Olthoff
9:30pm-11:00pm   Late-Night Screening – Nefarious: Merchant of Souls

Sunday | 1.12.13

9:00am Workshop V
10:45am Closing General Session V: Commissioner Steve Hedgren

Re Effect equips Salvationists for mission through a (re)newed love for others, a (re)invigorated commitment to service and a (re)kindled passion for discipling and training future leaders of The Salvation Army.
Cancellations will be accepted up to January 1st, 2014. Any cancellations after January 1st, 2014 or “No shows” at the event will be charged the registration fee.  Registration Fees: $100 to be billed to your Division.



Courtyard By Marriott

(Executive Park – Across I85 from THQ)

The Salvation Army contracted rate: $89.00

Includes Breakfast and Internet

Corporate Contact: Lynnette Mitchell

Reservation Number: 404-728-0708 (Salvation Army Rate)

Online use code “S6O” (letter O, not zero)


(N. Druid Hills & I85 – Across N. Druid Hills from THQ)

The Salvation Army contracted rate: $94.00

Includes Internet

Corporate Contact: Rodney Williams

Reservation Number:  800-592-0571 (Salvation Army Rate or #560028646)

Holiday Inn Express

(Corner of Clairmont and I85)

The Salvation Army contracted rate: $79.00

Includes Breakfast Buffet, Wireless Internet and Shuttle Service (3-mile radius).

Corporate Contact: Jean Gallagher

Reservation Number:  404-248-1550 (Salvation Army Rate)

Marriott Century Center

(I85 – Just North of THQ at Clairmont Rd. Exit)

The Salvation Army contracted rate: $119.00

Corporate Contact: Lynette Mitchell

Reservation Number:  404-352-0000

Online use code “S6O” (letter O, not zero)

Hampton Inn

1975 N. Druid Hills
Atlanta, GA 30329

Corporate Contact: Elaine Szeto, Sales Manager


Room Rate $89.00 Call for Special Rates for Large Groups


General Session Speakers

SteveandSharon_ReEffect2014Steve and Sharon Bussey are the co-directors of Salvation Factory in the USA Eastern Territory. 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 beautiful teenage daughters, Skyela and Summar who daily teach them what it means to embrace Jesus’ Great Commission.
EugeneCho_ReEffect2014Eugene Cho is the co-founder (along with his wife) and visionary of One Day’s Wages(ODW)– “a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.” Cho is also the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington as well as founder and Executive Director of the Q Café – an innovative non-profit community café and music venue.  Eugene and Minhee have been married for 17+ years and have three children. Together they live in Seattle, Washington.
More of Eugene’s story can be found on his blog, and he is also on Facebook and Twitter.
MikeFoster_ReEffect2014Mike Foster is the co-founder and chief chance officer at People Of The Second Chance.  He is the author of the best selling book, “Gracenomics: Unleash the Power of Second Chance Living” and the creator of “Freeway: Six Steps to Freedom.”  He is a frequent television commentator and speaks at churches, colleges and events around the country.  Mike’s inspirational message is practical, challenging and filled with fresh insights about God’s radical grace.  He lives with his family in sunny San Diego, California.
BiancaOlthoff_ReEffect2014_2Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a writer and teacher in love with two men: Jesus and her husband Matt. She spends her week working as Chief Storyteller for The A21 Campaign, an anti-human trafficking organization, but loves having dance parties in the living room with her two step-children or cooking for friends.  Passionate about God’s word, she teaches around the globe and blogs about life, love, and the pursuit of Jesus. Whether discussing topics about justice or pop culture, Bianca has spent over 10 years dedicated to mobilizing God’s people to action inside and outside of the Church.
CommissionerHedgren_ReEffect2014_v2Commissioner Steve Hedgren is a native of Chicago. He and his wife have been serving as officers in The Salvation Army since 1977.  In July of 2008 General Shaw Clifton appointed the Hedgren’s as Chief Secretary for the USA Eastern Territory. In August of 2010 General Clifton promoted them to the Territorial Commander of the USA Eastern Territory. At the same time Commissioner Hedgren was diagnosed with a rare cancer of the blood called Multiple Myeloma. After two years of serving as the TC, his health required that he step down from his leadership position where they returned home to the Southern Territory in Atlanta to work in a consulting role for the territory.  The Hedgren’s remain as active officers and travel doing councils, corps meetings, and retreats as well as corps officer consultations while receiving weekly chemo treatments.  The Hedgren’s have two officer children, their spouses, and 5 grand children.



Workshop I; Workshop II
Sowing Seeds of Shalom in the Neighborhood
This workshop will focus on the day-to-day struggles and joys of inner city mission.  Geoff and Sherry will discuss the importance of remaining rooted in a neighborhood and how best to cultivate a life of mission that is more about long-term relationships than programs.  They will share about their efforts in neighborhood transformation, especially as it relates to urban agriculture and food equity.  This workshop aims to inspire people serving on the front-lines of mission among the poor and to equip leaders for Christian community development.


Workshop III
How to Pray, Start, and Grow your Ideas and Convictions
Eugene explores the power of prayer by explaining how to start and grow your ideas and convictions.  Through a direct question and answer session with Eugene, expand your knowledge and grow your hearts and minds on how to get involved in your community.


Workshop I, Workshop II
Community Transformation
This workshop takes a look at values and practical ideas for Christian Community Development in the midst of tough economic times.


Workshop I; Workshop V
Dream with Follow Through
One of the most common things that I hear from young people today are great ideas and visions about outreach activities that can happen in their corps and community, but no motivation to actually get it done or to follow through with their goals. Generally we stop after the vision when we come to, “but who will make it happen? Who will help me?” The goal of this class will be to help you realize that you have been gifted when you receive a missional vision, and that all things are possible with prayer, intentionality, and follow through!


Workshop II; Workshop IV; Workshop V
Understanding and Working with LGBT Youth
Lesbian…Gay…Bisexual…Transgender… For much of our history, these are terms that have been regarded as dirty, deviant or detestable.  Today’s youth workers are finding that many youth openly embrace these labels as identification with a community that accepts diverse sexual orientations. Some youth workers are comfortable with this cultural shift but many are not. This session purposefully and directly opens the dialogue about sexual orientation and effective youth work with LGBT youth.  Participants will explore the history of the LGBT community and the unique challenges that have arisen through the church’s attempt to support LGBT youth.  Participants will explore the unique psychological and social struggles that LGBT youth face.  Participants will learn an effective approach to working with LGBT youth and will be given resources to share with youth who need support.


Workshop I
Knee Drill 101 – Not Your Granny’s Prayer Meeting
We hear so much about what the early Salvationists did.  How their radical acts of Mercy and Justice changed the whole wide world.  They looked Sin in the face and charged on; tearing Hell’s throne to pieces. Come learn how these warriors matched their doing with their being and how their intercession fueled and accelerated the mission of winning souls the whole world wide.
Workshop II
Touching Addiction – A ‘First Aid’ Course in Working and Discipling Those Affected by Substance Abuse
We will look at the current landscape of substance abuse treatments available and aim to understand the cycles of recovery and relapse including the challenges and blessings associated with being a viable worshiping community that is open to the addicted person and addictions community.


Workshop IV; Workshop V
Little Yellow Notes
The author Mark Twain once said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.  God created you for freedom and to live a life of great purpose yet often pain hijacks our God story and takes us off course.  Come find out how to be truly free and how to capture a vision of how God uses broken people like us to change the world.


Workshop I; Workshop V
Make Ideas Happen! Stories of Inspiration from HavenATL
Come learn about HavenATL, a ministry and program of The Salvation Army in Atlanta! We are working on the front lines to reach out to women and girls who are experiencing Commercial Sexual Exploitation and offering them a support environment to grow and move forward in life. We will share about how our ministry started and where we are headed in the future. We will share stories of how God has changed lives and brought restoration in some of the darkest places. Hear from our staff and some testimonies from our women. We want to encourage you to dream with God and think about what it would look like to see your own community transformed.


Workshop II
The Muktifaj Effect: Lessons from the Pioneers of Salvation Army Mission Work in India
The story of the pioneers of The Salvation Army’s work in India represents one of the most successful missionary endeavors in our history. In this workshop, we will delve into the stories, distill the principles, and discuss the strategies to apply these lessons. Whether serving as local or global missionaries, the “Muktifaj Effect” can be applied in our efforts to advance the Kingdom.
Workshop III; Workshop V
Catherine Booth: Mother of a Militant Mission
Catherine Booth never travelled beyond the borders of England; but the effects of her life influenced a worldwide, multi-generational movement of people who embraced her practical and aggressive expression of Christianity known as Salvationism. Today, we can be “re-effected” by the life, ministry and teaching of the Army mother. This workshop will explore her philosophy of mission and how to live out these ideals in today’s culture.


Workshop III; Workshop IV
Who Is My Neighbor?’: A Christian Discussion on Immigration
Immigration is one of the most complex and controversial issues of our time.  While a political, economic, and social issue, immigration is also a biblical issue of urgent importance for the church and it mission.  In this workshop, Matthew Soerens will take a step back from the political rhetoric to examine immigration issues from the perspective of Scripture, providing practical ideas for how churches could respond to the missional opportunities presented by the arrival of immigrants into our country.


Workshop III
Social Media is Your Friend
It’s easy to dismiss social media as a waste of time, but what if social media was thought of as a tool for engagement, mobilization, and empowerment? The next generation is communicating globally though online media, so leverage what is available! Learn practical tips, content development, and scheduling tools to help you engage and communicate with those you are trying to reach. And remember: social media is your friend.
Workshop IV
A21 – Slavery Still Exists
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Across the globe there are nearly 30 million slaves generating over 32 billion dollars of revenue a year. With slavery affecting every continent, in every country, in every economic system, how can you equip and empower those in your community to flight against this injustice? Awareness is the first step to prevention, so join the dialogue about defining the problem and creating the solution. Resources and education tools will be provided by The A21 Campaign.


Workshop IV
C.R.E.E.D.  (Relational Evangelism)
We are under orders from our Lord Jesus to “…[G]o and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20). The mission of The Salvation Army is to “preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.”  The chief desire of our hearts as Salvationists is to see men, women, children, teens, and young adults accept Jesus as Savior and Lord and grow into Christian maturity. Yet when it comes right down to it few of us can say that we have personally led anyone to Christ lately or that we are discipling anyone. In this workshop we will introduce you to an approach to evangelism and disciple making that is comprehensive yet easy to implement, practical, non-threatening, simple, and effective.  You will leave confident in your ability to do the work of an evangelist.
Workshop V
Moving in: (Incarnational Ministry)
Call it incarnational living, ministry of presence, relocation, or living cross-culturally.  Living in under resourced communities, seeking to be good neighbors and examples of what it means to be followers of Jesus can be an effective means of carrying out the mission of The Salvation Army in the 21st century. Learn how from Majors Bill and Sue Dunigan.  The Dunigans moved with their three children into an inner-city neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts 18 years ago. They lived in intentional Christian Community there for 14 years, seeking to be Jesus to their neighbors.  Today they live and serve, along with their Servant Corps interns in Camden New Jersey, 2012’s poorest and most dangerous city in The United States.


Workshop III; Workshop V
Faith and Community Development: Lessons on faith-based facilitation from Haiti and Salvation Army Work Around the World
Learn how The Salvation Army corps in Haiti and around the world are empowering local communities to respond to needs and challenges in their own neighborhoods through faith-based facilitation.


Workshop I; Workshop II
Developing a Life-Changing Urban Ministry that Fits Your City
This workshop is the nuts and bolts of Urban Youth Ministry.  It is designed to equip leaders with innovative ideas and tools necessary to add flavor to their ministry and to connect with students in urban settings. In this interactive session, leaders will learn the practical essentials of how to plan, organize, brand, resource, and structure a healthy life-changing urban youth ministry from start to finish.


January 10-12, 2014
Atlanta International Corps
3771  Central Ave.
Doraville, GA 30340