About The Salvation Army
We believe in openly sharing our faith and the good news of God’s love for everyone, helping individuals to develop and grow in their own personal relationship with God, demonstrating a practical concern for all and speaking out against social injustice.
Church services and groups
Our church, the Staines ‘corps’ is a place of worship where Sunday meetings are held. The church also provides a practical expression of our Christian faith during the week, when our doors are open to offer programmes and activities for the whole community. These include youth activities, parent and toddler groups, fellowship clubs, football teams and lots more. Our members will also offer emergency assistance such as groceries and clothing to individuals and families in need.
Who worships with The Salvation Army?
Worship services (meetings) are held every Sunday and a typical congregation will be made up of a wide and diverse mix of people from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life. There’s no need for a uniform – just come along and see what you think.
What happens at a Salvation Army meeting?
Meetings have different styles relevant to the congregation and the community it serves. In some areas, The Salvation Army holds outdoor services in public places. In other areas, The Salvation Army will hold less formal café–style meetings where members often sit in small groups and enjoy fellowship and praise with refreshments. The Salvation Army is keen to make church accessible and relevant to everyone. Though worship mainly takes place on a Sunday, some may also hold mid-week worship.
How do I find out more about Jesus?
The Rejesus website explores His life, character, teachings and followers, how He has been quoted and misquoted, written about, worshipped and argued over.
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- The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
- There is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.
- There are three persons in the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
- In the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
- Our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience, they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall, all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
- The Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
- Repentance toward God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to salvation.
- We are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
- Continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
- It is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- The immortality of the soul, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.