Yes! We are a church.

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.

CHURCH SCHEDULE
DAYTIMEACTIVITIES
Sunday10:00 am
11:00 am
1:00 pm
Sunday School (Adult, Teen, Elementary, Nursery)
Worship Service
F.E.E.S.T. (Families Eat, Exercise and Sit Together)
Tuesday11:00 amYoung At Heart Seniors Program
Wednesday6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:30 pm
S.W.A.G Begins with Dinner
Character Building Programs (Bible-Based)
Electives (Drums, Hip-Hop, Brass Band, Guitar, Ballet, Art)
Thursday6:30–8:30 pm
6:30-7:00 pm
7:00-7:45 pm
7:45-8:30 pm
Teen Night
Dinner
Devotions
Free Time (gym, game room, etc.)

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.

Youth Ministries

The Salvation Army is committed to sharing God’s love and message of Jesus Christ and hope through actively meeting human needs in His name without discrimination.  Additionally we offer a number of positive ministry programs and events for young people that will help them to develop an unwavering and a non dualistic character while at the same time helping them to grow in an understanding of God’s love through a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ.

Salvation Army Doctrines

  • We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments were given by inspiration of God, and that they only constitute the Divine rule of Christian faith and practice.
  • We believe that there is only one God, who is infinitely perfect, the Creator, Preserver, and Governor of all things, and who is the only proper object of religious worship.We believe that there are three persons in the Godhead-the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, undivided in essence and co-equal in power and glory.
  • We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and human natures are united, so that He is truly and properly God and truly and properly man.
  • We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
  • We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has by His suffering and death made an atonement for the whole world so that whosoever will may be saved.
  • We believe that repentance towards God, faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit, are necessary to salvation.
  • We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and that he that believeth hath the witness in himself.
  • We believe that continuance in a state of salvation depends upon continued obedient faith in Christ.
  • We believe that it is the privilege of all believers to be wholly sanctified, and that their whole spirit and soul and body may be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the immortality of the soul; in the resurrection of the body; in the general judgment at the end of the world; in the eternal happiness of the righteous; and in the endless punishment of the wicked.

Our History

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.

A Timeline of Salvation Army of Greenville

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.

Youth Programs

  • 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.

  • 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

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.

CROSSTraining 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 CROSSTraining is to prepare spiritually mature, committed leaders in the corps (church).

Special Corps Programs

Young At Heart Seniors Program

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.

SWAG

SWAG is a time for young kids from the ages of 5-12 to come and experience Jesus Christ through fellowship and fun. Our character building classes are taught by experienced youth pastors who teach life skills while keeping Christ as the center. Following the character building programs, kids get to choose from several electives at no cost. Come receive top level instruction from our great staff.

Teen Night

Teen night is an exciting time for our teens to get together. It begins with us feeding them before our devotion time begins. Our devotion topics are strictly chosen by the teens on what they want to discuss from a biblical standpoint and has included everything from bullying to abortion. After a time of devotion, teens are given an opportunity to have free time which includes the game room or gym.

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