Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota
Lakewood Salvation Army Corps building

Spiritual Ministries

When you think of The Salvation Army, you might picture red kettles or our thrift store. Yet most people don’t realize we are a Christian church. We meet people’s physical needs and heal souls through our spiritual ministry – by sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the promise of salvation. We want to help you explore what it means to have a personal relationship with God.

Whether church is already part of your life or you are experiencing faith for the first time, you are always welcome at our weekly worship service Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. We also offer spiritual ministries during the week. Please visit our calendar page for a complete weekly schedule.

We have a casual “come as you are” dress code. We are located one block East of the Maplewood Mall and have plenty of parking in our attached lot.

Click the links below to reveal a description of each current ministry opportunity:

Sunday School and Worship Services

Start your Sunday mornings with us! Come learn about God and His love for us through prayer, singing and Biblical messages. We begin the morning with doughnuts and coffee at 9 a.m., followed by Sunday school classes at 9:30 a.m. During this time, we divide up by age group to study God’s word. Then all ages come back together for our Sunday morning worship service at 10:30 a.m. The brass band and praise team lead us in worship, followed by a message that is thought provoking and relevant for your life today.

Women’s Ministries

Our women’s ministry meets every Tuesday to address issues that affect women and their families. Join us at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month for Bible study. We also meet at 2 p.m. for a fellowship event on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. To get involved, contact Major Candy Curl at 651-779-9177 ext. 23.

We come together to encourage each other in spiritual growth, fellowship with other Christian women, promote a purposeful Christian life and minister to each others’ needs. Our women’s ministry group, originally called Ladies Home League, is part of an international organization that was founded over 100 years ago and is one of the largest Christian women’s organizations in the world today.

Music Ministries

Music is a great way to express your praise to God, so we invite you to join on of our six music groups. If you are still learning to play an instrument, we offer a beginner band class. For those who are more experienced, a senior band is available that plays every Sunday morning during the worship service. The youth and adult praise teams also play during the service, using guitars, piano, drums and vocals to lead worship. For those who just love to sing, we also have children’s choir (Kids’ Singing Company) and adult choir (Songsters). Those 13 and older can participate in music education with the Singing Company and Brass Band. No matter which group you join, singing or playing an instrument at church is a great way to use your talents to bring glory to God.

Older Adult Ministries – Forever 50s

Forever 50s is a weekly ministry for anyone over the age of 50. We meet every Thursday at 1 p.m. for fellowship, educational opportunities, Bible study and entertainment. Some weeks we even travel together to local shows and events in place of our regular meeting. To find out what coming up, contact Mary Leach at 651-444-5794.

World Service Committee

Do you have a missionary heart and a passion for helping people around the world? Then we need you to join the World Services Committee. We work to provide local support for The Salvation Army’s ministries and services in countries around the world through fundraising, prayer, awareness of needs and missionary updates. Contact us to learn more about how we are serving our world.

Teen and Young Adult Ministries (Ages 13-30)

Teens can be involved in ongoing ministries and activity nights throughout the year. Events include food, fellowship, and worship. The group splits by age (13-17 and 18-30) for fellowship activities including games, movies, outings and small group Bible study. Transportation is available. For more information, contact 651-779-9177