What are Salvation Army Officers?
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Salvation Army Officers are ministers, ordained and commissioned by The Salvation Army. Their responsibilities include the spiritual, emotional, and physical care of the congregation and the communities where they serve. A Salvation Army Officer is a:
- Youth Leader
- Social Worker
- Community Leader
Their work will often be among the poorest and neediest in our society. All will make a difference, some as Corps Officers, Pastors, and Corps Community Center Administrators and others in Salvation Army Rehabilitation Centers for recovering drug and alcohol addicts. Others will be the difference by reaching out to meet the immediate and long-range needs of the children under their care. Each one will carry the message of love. Each one will be the voice of God in the place where he or she is needed. Each one will follow the highest calling.