The first inklings of what would become Recovery Church began, not from The Salvation Army, but from a client who had been through the Bridge Programme (which is also known as Addiction Services).
It began with a volunteer cleaning a kitchen. Four years on, The Salvation Army’s Christchurch Primary Schools Support Programme supports 12 schools and thousands of pupils.
In a new concept of church, The Gathering in Hamilton is bringing children and adults together in a place where they can get chaotic, creative—and even talk in church.
Mike Savage has been a funeral director for 24 years. He describes it as a mixture of event management and chaplaincy. While it seems a hard job, Mike says it’s one God’s called him to.
General André Cox envisages a Salvation Army that is still battling for people’s lives, and reaching out a helping hand for those who are drowning in sin, despair, injustice and greed.
Salvationist Nazia Yousaf shares a fascinating insight into life as a Christian in Pakistan.
150 years since its founding, The Salvation Army is still a mission movement, says Commissioner Robert Donaldson.
Neil and Gill Waugh received the grave news that Neil's cancer had spread. In the months before Neil passed away, the couple said they were living in God’s lounge room—enjoying his presence.
A Salvation Army course training people to work in the Canterbury rebuild has led to a programme mentoring young drivers.