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Everyone is welcome to attend Salvation Army Corps (Churches) for activities, fellowships and Sunday Worship Meetings.
Some people choose to pursue a deeper and more-formal level of commitment. These people can choose to become either soldiers or adherents.
Soldiers and adherents both affirm that a Salvation Army Corps is their primary place of Christian worship. They are not employed by the Salvation Army, although some may take on paid positions by applying through conventional means. Soldiers and adherents must be at least 14 years old.
Soldiers of The Salvation Army are Christians who have undertaken a specific covenant (or promise) regarding lifestyle and beliefs. Soldiers are eligible to wear The Salvation Army uniform, however this is not compulsory. Soldiers are part of a Salvation Army corps in their local area. Soldiers testify that:
They also declare that:
Adherents are Christians who also pledge to support their local Salvation Army corps. While not entering into a Soldier’s Covenant, an adherent declares that they: