The Salvation Army was raised to evangelise - to tell people the good news of Jesus Christ. It is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice.

In The Salvation Army the local church is called a corps, and every corps in every territory of the world will have a programme of evangelism to reach out into community.

The Army's doctrines follow the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasise God's saving purposes. It sees no conflict between spiritual and social ministry, which it has traditionally and spontaneously embarked upon without discrimination out of a conviction and commitment to service. The motto heart to God and hand to man well describes its integrated and holistic ministry.

The role of International Headquarters in respect to evangelism is to act on behalf of the General to give direction to operations throughout the world. It also provides strategic, long-range planning and a resource centre to facilitate ideas and policies for the world-wide Army. This latter task is undertaken by the Mission Resources section, which provides a focal point for the global mission of The Salvation Army through building an international network of leaders responsible for mission development, corps growth and evangelism.

> Find out more about our faith