Welcome to the blogsite and archive for the Spirit of the West podcast. This monthly resource is designed to give every soldier and officer in the Western Territory of The Salvation Army a chance to hear directly from your territorial leader, Commissioner Philip Swyers.
Spirit of the West - Episode 1029/01/2008
Commissioner Philip Swyers speaks with Territorial Youth Secretary Captain Kyle Smith for this installment of Spirit of the West. Together they discuss Boot Camp, the recent youth leader training event, as well as other happenings in the youth department.
Spirit of the West - Episode 901/08/2007
In this installment of Spirit of the West, Commissioner Swyers discusses several of the youth programs that are coming up soon with Territorial Youth Secretary Kyle Smith. Additionally, Rachel Giffey-Brohaugh and Craig Rodriguera from two of this summer's Service Corps mission teams describe their experiences.
Spirit of the West - Episode 811/05/2007
In this episode of Spirit of the West, Commissioner Swyers speaks with Commissioner Pat Swyers and Lt. Colonel Debbie Bell about the importance of Women's Ministries in the territory, as well as the upcoming WOW event during Commissioning Weekend.
Spirit of the West - Episode 720/02/2007
This month on Spirit of the West, Commissioner Swyers sits down with Major Nancy Dihle, the Candidates' and Recruitment Secretary. Together they discuss the recent Future Officer's Fellowship weekend, and the important influence current officers have on future candidates for officership.
Spirit of the West - Episode 605/01/2007
Commissioner Swyers kicks off 2007 with an interview with Territorial Finance Secretary Major Victor Leslie, covering a wide variety of topics pertaining to the territory's current financial state.
Spirit of the West - Episode 506/12/2006
Commissioner Philip Swyers speaks with Community Relations and Development Secretary Major Cindy Foley for the Spirit of the West podcast this month. They discuss Major Foley's previous appointment at the Kroc Center in San Diego, as well as the various corporate and community partnerships The Salvation Army has formed for the Christmas season.
Spirit of the West - Episode 216/11/2006
Join Commissioners Philip and Pat Swyers as they sit down for a candid conversation with our National Commanders, Commissioners Israel and Eva Gaither.
Spirit of the West - Episode 116/11/2006
Welcome to the Spirit of the West podcast! Our first episode features Commissioner Philip Swyers' thoughts on the importance of music programs in corps, and includes an interview with Territorial Music Secretary, Neil Smith.
Spirit of the West - Episode 316/11/2006
This month on Spirit of the West, Commissioner Swyers is joined by Territorial Youth Leaders Captains Kyle and Lisa Smith. Listen as they discuss the many exciting programs and initiatives being carried out in the Youth Department in the weeks and months ahead.
Spirit of the West - Episode 415/11/2006
On The Spirit of the West podcast this month, Commissioner Swyers is joined by our new Territorial Secretary for World Missions, Major Kelly Pontsler, who discusses her many assignments around the world. The Commissioner also recaps the Aggressive Christianity Conference with Captain Lisa Smith.