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In 1865, Salvation Army Founder William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine, formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the "unchurched" people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London's East End. Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in the feeding and shelter of the hungry and homeless and in rehabilitation of alcoholics.
Today, The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command's Corps Community Centers (also known as churches) are a principle vehicle for delivery of its spiritual and social services to the community. Salvation Army Corps offer weekly worship services on Wednesday and Sundays and an array of organized fellowship, worship, education and community service programs for seniors, adults, youth and children of all denominations.
Description of Organized Corps Programs:
A Christian education and development program designed for boys in grades 1 through 8. It is divided into two sections: Explorers for first through fourth grade boys, and Rangers for boys in grades 5 through 8. Each section takes boys through a series of achievement badges and levels, helping them develop their individuality and potential.
A Scout-type program for girls in grades 6 through 12 that focuses on helping them learn about themselves and their expanding world. It guides them toward spiritual, physical and social well being, and helps them understand their potential as individuals. Educational trips and camping experiences are also an important part of this program.
Home League is a Women's Ministry program for all women ages 16 and up; for all denominations.
Community Cares Ministries
Salvationists and volunteers who visit prisons, hospitals and nursing homes, in their own time, bringing the gospel and rendering practical aid.
A men's fellowship program for men ages 16 and up.
A Scout-type program open to girls in the first through fifth grades. The Christian girls groups offer a variety of interest areas designed for girls of this age group such as, Arts and Crafts skills, Health, Nature, Service, Personal Growth, Animals, Friendships, and People.
For a schedule of services, contact your nearest Corps, or call 404-486-2900.