The first Northern Territory congress was held in Darwin in August 1985, conducted by the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Eva Burrows. A bus load of Alice Springs Salvationists travelled to Darwin to take part in the Congress.
Captain and Mrs Pratt arrived in Alice Springs in January 1986 to take command of the Alice Springs Corps. In 1987 a further upgrade of the hall occurred. The Hartley St quarters also received much needed remodelling. In 1988 a building for the new hostel was purchased in Goyder St. The old hostel building attached to the hall in Stuart Terrace was renovated and then housed the Corps Office, the Welfare Office and the Thrift Shop.
The second Northern Territory Congress was held in Darwin in 1990. A bus load of thirty-six comrades from Alice Springs took part in a Top End safari that incorporated the Congress meetings. During 1990, the Alice Springs Corps also celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary lead by Major and Mrs Morris who had pioneered the work in Central Australia.
Captain and Mrs Pratt were farewelled in January 1991. Captain and Mrs Watson took over command of the Alice Springs Corps. In 1992, the Thrift Shop moved form the hall into premises at 99 Todd St. Another move for the Thrift Shop occurred in 1994 to premises at 64 Hartley St. During 1994 further alterations to the hall took place.
Captain and Mrs Crowden were welcomed in January 1995. The third Northern Territory Congress took place during 1995 and a number of Alice Springs comrades journeyed to Darwin to participate. During 1995 the ministry among the Aboriginal people became more evident. A feasibility study was conducted to address the issues of Aboriginal ministry. This lead to the adoption of a new purpose statement for the corps, incorporating all aspects of ministry.
A new quarters was purchased in Terry Court in 1997. The old quarters at 88 Hartley St then became the Thrift Shop and Welfare Office.
December 1997 and January 1998 brought a lot of changes for the corps, as many comrades were farewelled including the Crowden family. Captains Derek and Melinda Schmidtke took command of the corps in January 1998. The corps adopted its first planned giving program in March 1998 with pledges far beyond expectation.
In 2000, the Aboriginal Ministry has expanded with the employment of an Aboriginal Liason Worker. A Drop-In-Centre was developed for Aboriginal Painting and Craft.
The township of Alice Springs has changed tremendously over these years. The Salvation Army Corps has adjusted well to these changes and has responded to the needs of the people of Alice Springs. The comrades of the Alice Springs Corps endeavour to be faithful to God in this isolated but remarkably beautiful part of Australia. As dry as the climate may be, we experience the showers of God's blessing!