In The Salvation Army, belief and action have always been intertwined. Our faith and practice are rooted in the Bible, personal experiences and a shared Christian heritage. Salvation Army doctrine is part of that heritage, and it too is built on the foundation of the Bible.
At the heart of Christianity is the believer’s relationship with Jesus Christ, which is deeply personal and may often escape definition. Through the centuries the Church has learned to express common experiences of faith in ways that are consistent with the biblical witness, Christina creeds and in statements of faith.
Doctrine is simply the teaching of the Church. It’s an explanation of faith, based on the Bible and developed from the creeds. The Salvation Army’s 11 Articles of Faith (Doctrines) are an expression both of personal faith and a common vision. They are consistent with the classical Christian creeds and identify Salvationists as members of the body of Christ on earth.
The doctrines explore and define our understanding of God, humanity and the developing of the Christian lifestyle. They are unique to The Salvation Army, yet they share a common emphasis with other Christian traditions. They are our foundations of faith that help us live out a Christian lifestyle in our day-to-day situations.
Our four part sermon series "I Believe, Therefore..." explores the history of The Salvation Army, it's beliefs, and how we can live lives that honour God and others.
There are many ways to live out a lifestyle of faith within The Salvation Army. At Miramar Salvation Army, we emphasise living a covenanted lifestyle, through some of the ways below.
Before anything, we want you to feel like you belong. Miramar Salvation Army welcomes people from all backgrounds to be part of its faith community. Join a home group, take part in Sunday services and be part of the community!What We Do
Adherency is for those who wish to make a formal declaration of membership in The Salvation Army without some of the lifestyle requirements required of soldiership. Adherency is not a lesser form of membership in The Salvation Army.More about Adherency
Soldiership is for those who wish to sign The Salvation Army's "Articles of War" and live by its "therefore" statements. This is an open, public declaration of faith - entering into a signed, sacred covenant with God (similar to baptism).More about Soldiership
Every Salvation Army church and centre in New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa operates under our current Mission Plan: Te Ope Whakaora - The Army that Brings Life. This is achieved by living like Jesus and doing our mission together. We believe in and support this Mission Plan at Miramar Salvation Army - if you'd like to know more, check out the video below.