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Will you walk with us?

We acknowledge that all of us are on a journey. We’re at different places, coming from different experiences—oftentimes headed in very different directions. Our world offers many paths to choose from, but we believe that the God who is over all things has a path marked out for each of us. So how do we choose? That’s a question that we’re constantly exploring in our church community. We want to be a church known for relentlessly seeking the Lord and His truth. We serve a great and loving God who is for all people, and we want to be a church that reflects that. Because the truth is, as neighbors and families, friends and companions, we’re not called to journey alone. We are a church where all people are encouraged, equipped, and engaged to take the next step on their spiritual journey with God. Learn more about us by clicking the links below.

 

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Women’s Fellowship

For women 16 years of age and up, this program provides activities to aid in the attainment of a fulfilled personal and family life therefore contributing to the betterment of society.

Men’s Fellowship

For men 16 years of age and up, this program has a three-fold purpose: evangelism, fellowship and service.

Young At Heart

This program is for those looking for fun and fellowship. If you are 50 or older, we would love to have you with us every Tuesday. We do something new every Tuesday. We have bible studies, BINGO days with prizes, Walmart trips, Pool time, arts and crafts just to name a few.

S.W.A.G. (Saved With Amazing Grace)

Youth Corps programs are available to the public weekly.
  • Moonbeams

Moonbeams is a Christian holistic experience to help pre-k and k5 boys and girls to develop positive social and communication habits, artistic flare and giftedness.

  • Sunbeams

Sunbeams is an enriching opportunity for girls grades 1-5 designed to help them learn about themselves and their expanding worlds through a variety of experiences including camping, music, games, activities, crafts and trips into the community.

  • Cub Scouts

Cub Scouts is a positive place where boys, grades 1-5 can enjoy safe, wholesome activities. The program focuses on building character, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills and developing a spirit of community service.

This five-year discipleship and leadership development program is open to young people in 7th grade (or 13 years old) through 12th grade. Corps Cadets participate in Bible study, activities to develop their spiritual lives, ministry leadership training, and hands-on service projects. The goal of BOLD is to prepare spiritually mature, committed leaders in the corps (church).

  • Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts is available to boys grades 6-12. The program achieves the BSA’s objectives through The Salvation Army’s holistic approach of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness.

  • Girl Guards

Girl Guards is an enriching opportunity for girls in grades 6-12 designed to help them learn about themselves and their expanding worlds through a variety of experiences including camping, music, games, activities, crafts and trips into the community.

Spiritual Leadership Classes

Continue your path to God with Kroc Church Leadership
Junior Soldiers

The overall goal of Junior Soldiers is to make sure our Salvation Army children have personally received Jesus Christ as their Savior and that they begin to be discipled in biblical truths, life applications, and Salvation Army principles and practices. We desire for them to mature as continually developing followers of Christ and active soldiers of The Salvation Army. Some of the main objectives of the Junior Soldier program are:

  • To help the Junior Soldier develop spiritual awareness.
  • To increase their knowledge of the Bible.
  • To give the Junior Soldier guidance in developing a lifestyle appropriate to their Christian faith.
  • To offer instruction in Salvation Army history, principles and practices.
  • To give the Junior Soldier opportunities for leadership and participation in various aspects of service.
BOLD
Training for Corps Cadets

This five-year discipleship and leadership development program is open to young people in 7th grade (or 13 years old) through 12th grade. Corps Cadets participate in Bible study, activities to develop their spiritual lives, ministry leadership training, and hands-on service projects. The goal of BOLD is to prepare spiritually mature, committed leaders in the corps (church).

To preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination: that is the mission of The Salvation Army. Since 1865, when William Booth founded our movement in England, The Salvation Army has been passionately pursuing the spiritual and physical needs of people from all walks of life all over the world.

At the core of this process is Our Church. We believe that God has blessed our community as with new opportunities to be encouraged into relationship with Jesus Christ and one another, to be equipped to find God’s truth wherever it lies and to be engaged in mission for our community’s benefit and God’s glory.

1904

The Salvation Army of Greenville County officially opened to the public in 1904 and we have been serving our community ever since. For more information, you may be interested to read “Way Down Beside the Reedy River” that was written by Church member Ray Kitchen.

1904-1907

Our “Century of Service” began in a tent located at the corner of Brown and Washington Street . Here, The Salvation Army offered a religious message and good music to all those willing to listen.  After years of migrating from location to location, the Army’s first permanent home was completed. Mr. C.E. Graham donated the lot the building stood on, which took on the name ‘Citadel.’

1908-1910

The Salvation Army Women’s Social Services Department opened the Shelter for Homeless Women and Maternity Home. Mrs. W. G. Sirrine and Mrs. W. W. Burgiss formed the Charity Aid Society.

1917-1921

The Salvation Army assumed operation of the Bruner Home, which was a home for orphaned and abandoned children. The Emma Moss Booth Memorial Hospital was opened and began operating as one of the main city hospitals.

1938-1942

The Salvation Army Red Shield Boys Club was formed with the aid of Mr. P.D. Meadors, a local candy manufacturer. The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club (formerly The Salvation Army Red Shield Boys Club) began the Community Camping Program. This program offered a healthy outdoor experience in a summer camp setting.

1950

The Salvation Army broke ground for the new ‘Citadel’ on Rutherford Street.

1969

The Boys and Girls Club operation moved to a new facility on Owens Street.

1984-1988

The Salvation Army-operated overnight homeless shelter underwent re-establishment to meet the needs of the growing homeless population.

1994-2003

The Salvation Army Service Unit in Seneca was dedicated as a full-fledged Corps operation.  The Salvation Army Service unit in Easley was dedicated as a full-fledged Corps operation. The Mary C. Davidson Dining Building was opened on the Rutherford Street property. A new lodging facility for men was completed and the Women’s Shelter was renovated to better meet the needs of the residents. A new Thrift Store and warehouse were completed on Rutherford Street.

2005

The Greenville, SC Corps received preliminary approval to build an endowed Ray and Joan Kroc Community Center, as described in Mrs. Kroc’s $1.6 billion bequest to The Salvation Army.

2007

The Greenville Community helped The Salvation Army raise the community match endowment dollars required to receive a Kroc Center.

2009

The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the site of The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, which was led by Major Dalton Cunningham, Divisional Commander and Major Bobby Lancaster, Area Coordinator.

2011

The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center opens in late summer.