The Salvation Army’s heritage is one of innovation and dedication in sharing the love of God with people through word and deed. That’s well known around the world, but there might be a lot you don’t know about us. Here’s a few fascinating facts …
The word 'foreign' was long ago banned from Salvation Army terminology.
Salvation Army Aggressive Christianity Conventions were held annually from 1986 to 1996.
For much of the Army's history, nearly all its full-time staff were officers.
Over the years, a number of Salvation Army keywords and phrases have become iconic, helping to define the Army's mission.
The Salvation Army salute is given by pointing upwards with the index finger of the right hand.
The shift to Upper Hutt meant a change in focus of Salvation Army officer training - from the inner city to a suburban setting.
The Internet has such a wealth of information that entire teaching series can be downloaded.
In the decades prior to the 1980s, the delivery of Salvation Army social services was mainly from an institutional base and often available only in larger population centres.
'Soup, Soap and Salvation' may sound a simplistic motto, but it addresses the heart of human need and is embedded into the fabric of Salvation Army mission and motivation.