You are in: Mission & History

Mission & History

Send this page to a friend Email envolope

MISSION STATEMENT

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.

Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

HISTORY

The Salvation Army, originally called the Christian Mission, started in 1865 in London, England. William Booth, a Methodist minister, decided to make his life's mission the huge task of relieving the poverty and misery of the poor in East London.

Since then The Salvation Army has grown into an international organization with units in over 124 countries where more than 175 languages are spoken. It is a religious and charitable movement, organized and operated on a military pattern and is a branch of the Christian Church.

Brengle Cross Flag

 


Print version





Search

Enter your search terms below and hit the 'go' button



Site Map Site Map

Quick Links

Find a Centre

Enter your postcode to find your nearest Salvation Army

Donate

Donate

Events

April, 2014
SMTWTFS
  01 02 03 04 05
06 07 08 09 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30

Email Newsletters

Subscribe to our email newsletters.