We are no ordinary army. Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. Our mission is to care for people, transform lives and reform society.
The Salvation Army message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
Our doctrines closely follow the orthodox beliefs of the Protestant Church.
Throughout The Salvation Army each country (or cluster of countries) is structured as a 'territory' or a 'command', with one person appointed territorial/command leader by the General.
The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840 predates the beginning of The Salvation Army and its arrival in New Zealand in 1883.
The Soldier's Covenant text reflects the Army's determination to remain faithful to its standards and principles.
The Salvation Army prepares Positional Statements that briefly state the view of the organisation on moral or social issues.
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Offering your time is as valuable to us as money or goods. Without our volunteers we would be unable to help as many people as we do.
Some frequently asked questions about The Salvation Army and the work we do.