Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
What We Believe

What We Believe

Many people see The Salvation Army only as red kettles at Christmas time 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?

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.

Salvation Army officers are the pastors at our Worship and Service Centers. Church members are called soldiers, because they work the front lines to help sustain our services. The Salvation Army Crest is a symbol of many core beliefs of our organization.

The Salvation Army is a Christian ministry that provides services to anyone regardless of religion or beliefs. 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.

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