What We Believe

The Love of God Is a Free Gift to All


The Salvation Army Is a Worldwide Church. We Believe:

  • The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice
  • There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship
  • There are three persons in the Godhead – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory
  • In the person of Jesus Christ, the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man
  • Our first parents were created in a state of innocence, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God 
  • The Lord Jesus Christ has, by His suffering and death, made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever believes in Him may be saved
  • Repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation
  • We are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself
  • Continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ
  • It is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • In the immortality of the soul, in the resurrection of the body, in the general judgment at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked

Our ministries


Women’s ministries

The Salvation Army Women’s Ministries department exists to give Godly leaders resources for encouraging, supporting, disciple-ing, and training women of all ages, life stages, and backgrounds to follow the mission of Jesus Christ.

We believe this happens best as women gather together in the name of God to impact their family, their community, and their world.

Please visit the following websites for more information about Salvation Army Women's Ministry programs in your area:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory
Women's Ministries Resources
 

Prison ministries

Through cooperative arrangements with prison, probation, and parole officials throughout the country, The Salvation Army plays a growing role in prison rehabilitation and crime prevention. In some jurisdictions, prisoners are paroled to the direct custody of The Salvation Army. Services include Bible correspondence courses, prerelease job-training programs, employment opportunities in cooperation with parole personnel, material aid, and spiritual guidance to both prisoners and their families.

Many Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Centers have served as designated halfway houses where former prisoners can participate in work-release programs. Those convicted of minor offenses often are given the opportunity to accept placement in community service programs at corps community centers and institutions as an alternative to incarceration, or in the last months of their sentences.

In addition, Salvation Army officers and volunteers lead worship services in jails and prisons. A national Salvation Army Correctional Services Sunday is observed. Counseling and emergency assistance also are available to crime victims.

For programs in your area, please contact your local Salvation Army by using the Locations search at the top of this page.

 

 

Music

The Salvation Army's music ministries teach people of all ages how to sing and play instruments to the glory of God and for the blessing of others. Whether it's playing in a Salvation Army band, singing in a choir or praise band in Sunday worship, or playing instruments at a Christmas kettle, Salvation Army music ministries provide participants with a lifetime of fulfillment through musical excellence with spiritual purpose.

Please visit the following websites for more information about Salvation Army music arts programs in your area:

Central Territory
Eastern Territory
Southern Territory
Western Territory


 

Multimedia ministries


Publications

War Cry


Young Salvationist

Word & Deed

 


Crest Books

 

Videos


Visit The Salvation Army
Today's YouTube page.

Visit SAConnects' website,
videos, or Vimeo Page.

Visit The Salvation Army
Vision Network's website.