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I need help. Who can I contact?
If you call 1300 371 288 they can put you in contact with the right people to help you.
I would like to make a donation, what is the best way to do this?
For family store donations, these can be dropped at the store on 202 Gallipoli road, Carindale. For all other donations please contact the office on 3843 0511 to speak to one of our team.
I am thinking of attending a meeting or event, but need some more information.
You are welcome to send us an email by clicking here or call the office on 3843 0511 and our team will be more than happy to answer all your questions or put you in contact with the right team leader.
What is the Salvation Army?
Although known mostly for their charitable work in the community, the Salvation Army is first and foremost a denomination of the worldwide Christian Church that was founded in 1865, and currently has over 1.6 million members.
Where can I learn more about The Salvation Army beliefs?
The Salvation Army has 11 faith-based statements called doctrines that summarise our religious beliefs. These can be found by clicking here - https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/our-faith/our-beliefs/
Why do we wear uniforms?
The Salvation Army uniform reflects the military model upon which the Army is organised. Internally it provides a sense of identity, belonging and expression of faith. Externally it is a widely recognised symbol of availability and service, and is easily identified the world over.
What does it mean to be a Soldier?
Becoming a soldier is a form of membership within the Salvation Army that involves a deep faith commitment firstly to God, but also to a community of faith. Some soldiers may wear a uniform as a representation of this commitment.
Do I have to be a soldier or wear a uniform, to attend events or get involved?
No. Becoming a soldier is a commitment that not everyone chooses to make. Everyone is welcome in our faith community and to any of our events regardless of age, race and/or Christian understanding.
Why do Soldiers abstain from alcohol?
This is not at all because we believe the reasonable use of alcohol to be inherently wrong, but rather The Salvation Army encourages an alcohol free lifestyle as a way of enhancing the wellbeing and health of all people. The Salvation Army recognises the harm alcohol can cause in individuals, families and communities. It advocates for reducing the consumption of alcohol, and offers its services to support and restore people negatively impacted by alcohol use. To further support this, those who have taken the commitment of becoming Salvation Army soldiers choose to live an alcohol-free life.
Do you have christenings and other sacraments?
We celebrate life through the dedication of children which is a public acknowledgement of thankfulness to God for the life of the child and involves a commitment by the parents to teach the child about God and what it means to live a Christian life.
While we do acknowledge that they can be a helpful and meaningful expression of a person’s faith journey, sacraments such as Communion and Water Baptism are not explicitly practiced because we believe that a connection with God transcends any one ritual, and can be found in any activity where Jesus is received and honoured and everyone can connect with him if they choose.
What type of music can I expect?
The Salvation Army is renowned for its Brass bands and musical sections. Our church has a combination of modern/traditional music with both brass band and guitar/bass/keyboard/drums and vocal accompaniments. We use music sourced from within The Salvation Army stemming from over 150 years of tradition and other modern Christian artists.
What is a Mercy Seat?
The mercy seat can be found within our main hall where our services are held. It is simply a place of prayer. People may offer to pray with you if you come to the Mercy seat. You do not have to come forward at any time, it is simply a place that is always available for everyone.
What can I expect if I attend a Worship Service at Carindale Salvos?
A lot of friendly faces saying hello as you take your seat! We start every worship service with music and singing. Our time together could include: conversations with members of our church, a time for kids, announcements, activities and videos before the sharing of a spiritual message. The message is often followed by some more moments of music, prayer and self-reflection. Everyone is welcome to respond to the message as they feel led. We will then often close with some more music and head out to our court yard for morning tea.
Please know that you are free to experience worship at Carindale Salvos in your own personal way and we hope you will feel at home with us. Be assured that you will not be pressured into making any announcements, speeches, commitments or giving any monetary donations.
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