What we believe

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Our National Vision Statement is:

Wherever there is hardship or injustice Salvos will live, love and fight alongside others to transform Australia one life at a time with the love of Jesus.


Our Core Values

  • The Bible as the Foundation of our Faith.

  • People - They matter to God and to us as a Biblical Community

  • Prayer - Individual and Corporate

  • Personal Spiritual Growth

  • Discipleship

  • Committed and active membership - "Being Planted"

  • Ministry as the privilege of all believers

  • Financial Stewardship and accountability


Our Eight Quality Characteristics:

  • Inspiring Worship Services

  • Empowering Leadership

  • Gift Oriented Ministry

  • Passionate Spirituality

  • Functional Structures

  • Holistic Small Groups

  • Need Oriented Evangelism

  • Loving Relationships                                                                                                          


Our Mission is to:

Save Souls, Grow Saints and to Serve Suffering Humanity.


What we believe:

The Salvation Army has 11 faith-based statements called doctrines that summarise its religious beliefs. The Salvation Army’s statements place it in harmony with other mainstream denominations of Protestant Christianity. These statements are:

We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.

We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.

We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.

We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.

We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.

We believe that repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.

We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.

We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.

We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.