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The Salvation Army - a growing loving community of people dynamically living God's mission in a broken world.
The Salvation Army is a Christian movement dedicated to sharing the love of Jesus. We share the love of Jesus by:
Caring for people
Being there when people need us most. We offer care and compassion as a sacred
encounter with transformative
Creating faith pathways
Taking a holistic approach to the human condition that values spirituality. We graciously share the Good News of Jesus and grow in faith together.
Building healthy communities
Investing ourselves in relationships that promote mutual flourishing. We find the wholeness God intends for us in
Working for justice
Tackling the social systems that harm creation and strip away human dignity.
We join God’s work to build a fairer world where all can thrive.
Recognising that God is already at work in the world, we value:
Integrity: Being honest and accountable in all we do
Compassion: Hearing and responding to pain with love
Respect: Affirming the worth and capacity of all people
Diversity: Embracing difference as a gift
Collaboration: Creating partnerships in mission
We commit ourselves in prayer and practice to this land of Australia and its people, seeking reconciliation, unity and equity.
We are reaching the least, the last and the lost for salvation in body, mind and spirit, embracing Jesus Christ as Saviour and
IN TEN YEARS
Matthew 25:35-40 (NIV)
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40 "The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'
REACHING THE LEAST
I see a church reaching people who have had difficulties with crime and substance abuse. Our church community is working
REACHING THE LOST
I see a church who will engage with those who feel lost and alone in our community. Loving them, as Jesus loved the lost. Encouraging and sharing that Jesus loves them, died for them so that they can have life in all its fullness.
John 10:10 (NIV)
10 ... I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I see a church coming
I see a church that will engage in the old Australian custom of giving a battler a fair go. This is embracing forgiveness and loving those who persecute you.
Romans 12:14 (NIV)
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
Bless is not a word of prayer it’s an
REACHING THE LAST
I see a church that opens its arms to those who are at there
“Go for souls and go for the worst” and fighting for those souls for people who are on the margins of society to fight for their salvation in body mind and spirit.
William booth at his last speech before his promotion to glory said this
While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!