The Salvation Army defines itself with an 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.
One Army begins with One Life - we are all given one life and no two lives are the same.
As the series unfolds it will examine an Army united:
These integral aspects of the Army will be presented for information, inspiration, discussion and response. They will show what the Army is, what it teaches and what it does. The series will be presented using various forms of communication and include participation and interaction. Especially, it will be presented in the context of how each life can find its own place in the will and purposes of God. This being so, One Army can:
Give everyone an opportunity to find the joy of using their one life for their creator God.
Show a life given back to God can be transformed and enriched, and of a quality only he can give.
Reveal how The Salvation Army emphasises personal relationship with God as being at the heart and meaning of life.
Teach why the Army takes a clear, uncomplicated, practical approach to its expression of Christian faith.
Emphasise how non-discriminatory and all-embracing service is an expression of a mutually supportive, loving, global family.
Highlight that the Army finds its motivation in putting the two greatest commands into practice: Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbour as yourself (Luke 10:27).
Show how these commands are expressed in The Salvation Armys long-declared aim to serve With heart to God and hand to mankind.
Give opportunity for genuine unity of purpose through making use of the Generals Worldwide Prayer Meeting.
It can help us all use our one life to unite one Army in loving and serving the worlds one and only Saviour (John 1:14).