Captains Michael and Kristina Sjogren
8354 W. Foster
Norridge, IL 60656-3032
The Salvation Army is a worldwide evangelical Christian church with its own distinctive governance and practice. The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles of faith emphasize God’s sovereign purposes.
Its religious and charitable objects are ‘the advancement of the Christian religion…and pursuant thereto, the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole’. The rapid deployment of the first Salvationists were aided by the adoption of a quasi-military command structure in 1878 when the title ‘The Salvation Army’ was brought into use.
Responding to a recurrent theme in Christianity which sees the Church engaged in spiritual warfare, The Salvation Army has used to its advantage certain soldierly features such as uniforms, flags and ranks to identify, inspire and regulate its endeavors.
The Salvation Army 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 the human needs in His name without discrimination.