Our mission, vision and values
Our International Mission
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.
Our message is based on the Bible. Our ministry is motivated by the love of God. Our mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Our identity, vision and God-given mission as disciples of Jesus Christ are shaped by the values of the Kingdom of God as we love God and love others, reaching for fullness of life for all with Jesus. Our values are reframed as statements of intent to assist us in how we live them out.
We will courageously and confidently seek to fulfil our five mission priorities: share the good news, seek justice and reconciliation, nurture disciples of Jesus, serve others without discrimination, care for creation;
We will serve with the unconditional love and grace of God as the pattern for our behaviour, with a bias to the poor and marginalised;
We will bring our best selves, our God-given energies and our convictions to our work, service and learning, whether as officers, members, employees or volunteers;
We will welcome each person with the dignity of those created in the image of God, valuing their diversity, seeking to serve each other’s flourishing and transformation within God’s love;
We will be honest and transparent in all our dealings with each other and those we serve, being open about our motives and agendas;
We will willingly and freely give full account for our actions to those we interact with and expect the same in return, recognising the link between individual responsibility and mutual accountability.
For over 150 years, The Salvation Army has been transforming lives at the heart of communities.
The Salvation Army is a Christian Church and charity. Learn more about our faith.
Meet the Territorial Leaders of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Learn about our beliefs and lifestyle, still based on the Scriptures.