Mission and Values
The Salvation Army, founded in 1865, is an international religious and charitable movement organized and operated on a quasi-military pattern and is a branch of the Christian church. Its membership includes officers (clergy), soldiers/adherents (laity), members of varied activity groups and volunteers who serve as advisors, associates and committed participants in its service function.
The motivation of the organization is love of God and a practical concern for the needs of humanity. This is expressed by a spiritual ministry, the purposes of which are to preach the Gospel, disseminate Christian truths, supply basic human necessities, provide personal counseling and undertake the spiritual and moral regeneration and physical rehabilitation of all persons in need who come within its sphere of influence regardless of race, color, creed, sex or age.
In other words our message is based on the Bible and our ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
There are three core values of our faith – Salvation, Holiness and Intimacy with God. Rooted in these three values are seven core operational values that guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda.
- Compassion: We reach out to others and care for them.
- Respect: We promote the dignity of all persons
- Excellence: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
- Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and accountable.
- Relevance: We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.
- Co-operation: We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships
- Celebration: We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.