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Vision & mission

International 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 love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.

Our vision

The Salvation Army - a growing, loving community of people dynamically living God's mission in a broken world.

Our mission

The Salvation Army raised up by God for the work of:

  • Transforming Lives
  • Caring for People
  • Making Disciples
  • Reforming Society

Our values

Recognising that God is always at work in the world we value:

  • Human Dignity
  • Justice
  • Hope
  • Compassion
  • Community


The Salvation Army in Australia could be described as seeking to be a growing, loving community of people dynamically living God's mission in a broken world. This requires us to be a people who are: wholly devoted to God; obediently responsive to the Holy Spirit; powerfully committed to each other; compassionately engaged with people in need; totally dedicated to reaching other people with the good news of Jesus Christ and leading them to faith.