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 Pastor, Preacher, Evangelist, Youth Leader, Counselor, Social Worker, Community Leader.
Their work will often be among the poorest and neediest in our society. All will make a difference. 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.
Are You Called?
There are many different ways in that God may be calling you to service, for Him – it might be teaching Sunday School at your local corps, volunteering at a shelter or to help in disaster work, even participating in the corps weekly programs. Many people feel their call to be a life-altering experience. They feel that their place in ministry is working 24/7 as an Officer in The Salvation Army. You might be thinking, “Yes, I feel the call, but I have goals in life…I have a good career…I’m afraid”. There are many opportunities in The Salvation Army to develop yourself and better your weaknesses. Talk to your corps officer (church pastor) about overcoming your obstacles so that you may go on to serve God faithfully.
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.