The Salvation Army Penticton Community Church is a welcoming place for everyone. Our message is based on the Bible; our ministry is motivated by the love for God and the needs of humanity. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs, and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory is comprised of thousands of people. We are more than an organization; we are a movement of people, a vast army (see Ezekiel 37:10). We are everyone who serves through, worships with, works for, and identifies with our Army and our mission as part of a unified movement in Canada and Bermuda. Together, we are The Salvation Army.
Creativity and innovation in service of the mission is a hallmark of William Booth's vision. Facing more challenges in recent times, we have responded by finding new ways of connecting with people, meeting human needs, and sharing the love of Jesus. We will boldly build upon our pioneering tradition to best respond to the needs of the communities in which we serve.
To be relevant and effective in fulfilling our mission, we cannot do it on our own. Fostering strong partnerships with others, both internally and externally, working together, is critical to serving the diverse needs of our communities. We need hearts open to a fresh wind of God's spirit, seeking to join him where he is already at work.
When Bramwell Booth told his father, William Booth, that people were sleeping under bridges, he was instructed that words were not enough. This challenged him to "Do something!" We are called to the faith in action. We must be organized, equipped, and inspired - ready to live out our mission in the places and streets of our communities.
Each of us is a part of a community - where we live, work, worship, and share life with others. By living our core values - hope, service, dignity, and stewardship - in all that we do, we will be equipped and prepared to contribute toward communities where people can flourish.
This is our core mission field. We recognize that anyone can experience times of overwhelming challenge and human need, and we will be with them where they are in those moments.
We know the transformative power of Christ-life is experienced in full when we journey with him. Our work and our lives must continually affirm this truth. Our mission is clear: "The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ." All that we do supports the fulfillment of this mission.
Out Territorial values remind us that we give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. To "share hope" is to promote a spirit of togetherness as we join in solidarity with those we serve. We will come alongside people and communities with respect, compassion and dignity, knowing we are all children of God. Recognizing God is at work in our world, together we discover hope and take bold new steps.