Many people see The Salvation Army only as red kettles at Christmastime or a place to drop off used clothing. But, at its very heart, The Salvation Army is a Christian church.
We believe our faith calls us to roll up our sleeves and get to work – to meet the material and emotional needs of a person before we can minister to them spiritually. That’s why our Worship and Service Centers are not only places of Sunday worship for a regular community of believers, but also places that offer social services and community programs to those in need.
What is The Salvation Army?
Salvation Army officers are the pastors at our Worship and Service Centers. Church members are called soldiers or “Salvationists,” because they work the front lines to help sustain our services. The Salvation Army crest is a symbol of many core beliefs of our churches.
Service for All
The Salvation Army is a Christian ministry that provides services to anyone regardless of religion, beliefs or lack thereof. We are called to serve in Christ’s name without discrimination and value each person as God’s creation who is loved beyond measure. Despite our record of service, we know rumors persist of discrimination. See our response to LGBT discrimination accusations.
The Salvation Army Northern Division has been serving people in need in Minnesota and North Dakota for more than 125 years. We provide basic needs assistance, housing, youth services, rehabilitation, disaster relief, counseling and more.
The Northern Division is part of The Salvation Army International organization, which is dedicated to serving in Christ's name without discrimination. Whether you need help or want to make a difference for others, let us be your starting point.