Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
About Us

About Us

The Salvation Army Northern Division serves anyone in need without discrimination. Whether it’s a hot meal, help paying a bill or a more long-term solution, every county in Minnesota and North Dakota has either a Salvation Army operation center or field representative ready to help.

For an overview of our work, visit the quick stats page. Then get to know us better by learning about our deep-rooted history and what we believe, and meeting our divisional leadership. View our annual report and other publications to get specific details about how we serve.

International Mission Statement


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Northern Division Vision Statement


Motivated by the love of God and led by the Holy Spirit to be the hands and feet of Jesus, the Northern Division is called to save souls, grow saints and serve suffering humanity through intentional outreach and innovative programs.

Our Structure


The General, with the International headquarters in London, is the international leader of The Salvation Army. In the United States, the functions of The Salvation Army are coordinated by the National Commander, whose office is at the National Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.

The nation is divided into four territories: the Central with headquarters in Des Plaines, Illinois, the Eastern with headquarters in West Nyack, New York, the Southern with headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and the Western with headquarters in Long Beach, California. Each territory is under the leadership of a territorial commander.

Territories are made up of units known as divisions. There are 40 in the United States and each is headed by a divisional commander. Divisions consist of centers for worship and service, which are the basic units of The Salvation Army, and various specialized centers. The functions of each corps include religious and social services which are adapted to local needs. Each corps is under the supervision of a corps officer.

Video: A Look at the Northern Division


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