In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up. For more information about Joy, please read her story below the video. Freed From the Shackles of Sin Sentenced to eight years in a foreign prison, Joy Wade felt like her life was over by John McAlister As Joy Wade walked towards the … [Read more...]
In this video, Joy Wade speaks about why she is a member of The Salvation Army, what Jesus means to her and why we should never give up.
July 19, 2012 by John McAlister Leave a Comment
Is it reasonable to expect Salvationists to live up to the standards expressed in the Soldier’s Covenant?
April 24, 2012 by Rob Perry 3 Comments
While The Salvation Army’s Soldier’s Covenant contains some extremely demanding promises, perhaps the most challenging one is this: I will uphold Christian integrity in every area of my life, allowing nothing in thought, word or deed that is unworthy, unclean, untrue, profane, dishonest or immoral. In other words, I not only promise to not speak or act in an immoral or impure way, I … [Read more...]
In order to be true disciples of Jesus, we must be willing to give up our money, families, possessions and even our very lives.
April 11, 2012 by Rob Perry 1 Comment
Christians in the West have largely neglected what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The vast majority of western Christians are church members, pew-fillers, hymn-singers, sermon-tasters, Bible-readers, even born-again believers or Spirit-filled charismatics—but not true disciples of Jesus. If we were willing to learn the meaning of real discipleship the impact on society would be … [Read more...]
Should The Salvation Army be considered a Protestant order?
January 31, 2012 by Rob Perry 7 Comments
In God’s economy, vows have always been critical. As far back as ancient Israel, God used vow-driven individuals and communities to accomplish his purposes. When women or men wanted to make vows to him, he seemed delighted to oblige them. God consistently culled out from the ranks of his people a few who would stick out, act out and speak out. God gave opportunity for those outside of the … [Read more...]
Is the concept of soldiership outdated? Should we consider other forms of membership in The Salvation Army?
March 25, 2011 12 Comments
YES. Not everyone is ready to sign up for this radical commitment. By calling everyone to the same standard, we don’t make room for people who want to belong before they believe. BY MAJOR RON CARTMELL For me, growing up in The Salvation Army meant learning to play an instrument. My earliest childhood memories include sitting in the trombone section beside my father. This is not a testimony … [Read more...]
First Twenty-five Soldiers Enrolled in Sierra Leone
May 26, 2010 by Major Charles Swansbury 1 Comment
Only four months after The Salvation Army officially began work in Sierra Leone its first 25 soldiers were enrolled in a meeting featured live on national radio. Captains John and Rosaline Bundu left Liberia in December 2009 to begin Salvation Army ministry in their home country of Sierra Leone. The work was officially recognized on 1 January 2010. In parallel with establishing the Army’s … [Read more...]
What’s wrong with social drinking? Does The Salvation Army’s teetotalling stance make sense?
September 14, 2009 by Captain Amy Reardon & Dr. James Read 9 Comments
In this Talking It Over series, Dr. James Read, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Ethics Centre in Winnipeg, and Captain Amy Reardon, Editor of Young Salvationist, U.S.A. National Headquarters, dialogue about moral and ethical issues. Click here to read more debates in the Talking It Over series. Dear Amy, At age 14, I became a senior soldier and promised “to abstain from … [Read more...]
In an age of customer loyalty cards and rewards programs, have we lost the meaning of membership?
May 21, 2009 by Major Fred Waters 3 Comments
Why should we become members of The Salvation Army? What advantage is it to us?” The first time I heard these questions in a soldiership class, I was shocked. Not so much by the question as by who had asked it. You might think it was spoken by young people finding their way forward, trying to sort out values and direction in life. Not this time. It was a man in his early 80s who, with his … [Read more...]