Application Instructions:

  • Band of Survivors Student applications will be available from October 3, 2016-April 17, 2017.
  • In addition to completing the below application, you will be responsible to obtain 3 reference forms.  Reference 1 should be given to a spiritual mentor (i.e. Youth Pastor, Sunday School teacher, Corps Cadet counselor, prayer partner), reference 2 should be given to an adult who can comment on your character, and reference 3 must be given to your Corps Officer.  Your application is not considered complete until we have received all 3 references.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility, not your reference's, to make sure all references are completed by April 17.  Additionally, you cannot be related to any of your references.  If your parents are your Corps Officers, have a local officer complete the reference instead.

    Here are the links for each reference form: 

  • If you can't complete the application in one sitting, you will be able to save your work and return to complete it at another time.

Band of Survivors Description
Band of Survivors is a month long summer mission school that aims to see youth love God and serve their neighbors.  With a skilled and motivated team, Band of Survivors will provide access to relevant training, significant mission and authentic discipleship for the youth of the Metropolitan Division. 

The project will take place from June 26 through July 21 and will be located in a safe environment.  We will live in community with one another: working together, sharing meals together, praying together, worshiping together and serving together.  There are essentially two parts to the program, teaching (studying the Bible, 24/7 prayer, cell groups, leadership training, learning about The Salvation Army) and service (evangelism, youth work, supporting Metropolitan Corps).

Band of Survivors members are trained to use a skill set that puts them on a course for holiness, and they go home excited to fight alongside members of their Corps.  Applicants who are prepared for an intense month of mission, and who are passionate about God will be admitted to the program.  We have space for 14 high school students (ages 14+), 5 young adult leaders (ages 18+), and 1 young adult intern (also ages 18+).

Should you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us right away.  We’re here to help you through this application process.  There are a number of ways you can contact us, which are listed below:

Band of Survivors Contact Information

Director: Nate Irvine

Office Phone: (773) 205-3689

Cell Phone: (630) 915-8012

Email Address: Nathan_Irvine@usc.salvationarmy.org

Youth Department Email: USCMET_Youth@usc.salvationarmy.org

Website: www.metroyouthnetwork.com/bandofsurvivors

This form is to be completed by a spiritual mentor such as a Youth Pastor, Sunday School Teacher, Corps Cadet Counselor, or Prayer Partner.  Must not be a relative.

The individual who sent you this form has submitted an application to be a student on The Salvation Army’s Band of Survivors program, an intense month long mission and discipleship school designed to eradicate spiritual complacency, and motivate youth to love God and serve their neighbor.  If selected, the individual will be involved in a rigorous schedule of spiritual disciplines and Christian service.  As a result, they will be stretched spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.  Your thorough evaluation of this applicant will help make this a healthy experience for all involved.

PLEASE NOTE: All student application materials are due by April 17.  

This form is to be completed by a non-relative adult who can comment on the applicant's character, spiritual life and work ethic.

The individual who sent you this form has submitted an application to be a student on The Salvation Army’s Band of Survivors program, an intense month long mission and discipleship school designed to eradicate spiritual complacency, and motivate youth to love God and serve their neighbor.  If selected, the individual will be involved in a rigorous schedule of spiritual disciplines and Christian service.  As a result, they will be stretched spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.  Your thorough evaluation of this applicant will help make this a healthy experience for all involved.

PLEASE NOTE: All student application materials are due by April 17.  

The individual who sent you this form has submitted an application to be a student on The Salvation Army’s Band of Survivors program, an intense month long mission and discipleship school designed to eradicate spiritual complacency, and motivate youth to love God and serve their neighbor.  If selected, the individual will be involved in a rigorous schedule of spiritual disciplines and Christian service.  As a result, they will be stretched spiritually, emotionally, and mentally.  Your thorough evaluation of this applicant will help make this a healthy experience for all involved.

PLEASE NOTE: All student application materials are due by April 17.  Additionally, if the applicant's parents are the Corps Officers, please have a local officer complete this reference.