The Western Territory ministry vision: Christ and Him Crucified
The strength of this Army does not lie in education, skills or abilities. Our power is not found in financial resources, good public relations or beautiful facilities. It’s not even the consequence of relevant social programs.
The power of our Army lies in the degree to which we are committed to the gospel itself. So it’s not about you. And it’s not about me. And it’s not even about us. It’s about Christ and him crucified.
—THE SALVATION ARMY USA WESTERN TERRITORY MINISTRY VISION AND FOCUS
Checking our heart, health and holiness.
To preserve our unique role in the Body of Christ, the USA Western Territory is strengthening its internal focus and
systems—those beliefs, practices and standards that make it an “Army of God.”
FOCUS: Salvation, soldiership and spiritual formation, Senior and Junior Soldiers’ Day of Renewal, commitment to
Christ, personal devotions and Bible study, worship emphasis and distinctions…LOVE!
To broaden the extent individuals and groups—both within and outside it’s ranks, contribute to its development— Salvationists and non-Salvationists alike must be encouraged to see the organization as their Salvation Army.
FOCUS: Life in Christ, life in the corps and life in the community; corporate and personal assessment (internal and external); Biblical literacy; leadership training; evangelism and outreach…JOY!
Consistent with the Salvationist tradition of innovation and experimentation, the territory is actively identifying new avenues of ministry that will, at the margins, produce further growth for the kingdom of God.
FOCUS: Ministry development, mission integration and membership involvement, holiness teaching, holy living, harvest initiatives, purpose, passion, people…PEACE!
Let’s give greater prominence to the powerful simplicity of testimony, and let’s make it common once again for Salvationists to ask one another, ‘How is it with your soul?’ —KENNETH G. HODDER, COMMISSIONER