The Salvation Army is first and foremost a Church, with our first commitment being worship to God. Our charity and community work is a manifestation of our faith in action.
As a community of believers, we worship regularly together in meetings (services) and through study groups and prayer meetings. Worship in the Salvation Army is held in a relaxed and informal atmosphere, with time spent in prayer, praise and biblical teaching. As you would expect, there is an emphasis on music, with congregational singing and musical items from our singing groups and band.
The Salvation Army encourages congregational participation, with open invitations at most meetings for prayer and testimony (people talking about their faith). Meetings are normally led by the Commanding Officer (minister) however other members often contribute and lead portions of the service.
The PRAYER MEETING is a 30minute meeting where, after a short spiritual message, a time is spent in spoken and silent prayer.
The FAMILY SERVICE lasts for about 1hr 15 mins, and normally has an emphasis on praise, hence there is likely to be a number of 'lively' songs, hand clapping and tambourine playing. There are also musical contributions from the music sections (groups) and a children's story.
The EVENING MEETING lasts for about 1 hr, and normally has an emphasis on holiness (learning to be Christ-like). Although there may be some upbeat songs (hymns) there will also be a devotional time, testimony and an emphasis on bible teaching,
9.30am Prayer Meeting
10.45am Family Service
6.00pm Evening Meeting
Programme for typical Morning Service
Welcome and call to worship
Opening Song (hymn)
Prayer Song or devotional choruses
Singing Company (Children's Choir)
Offering and Announcements
Songsters (Adult Choir)
Scripture message (sermon)
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