The Salvation Army

In 1865, a forward-thinking minister named William Booth took an unorthodox method to ministry. Booth went to east London to minister to the poor and hungry. He didn’t have a church. No, Booth took to the streets and found people where they were. He invented “street theology.”

Booth’s idea became The Salvation Army, an international organization that takes care of “the least among us” as Jesus said we should do.

Today The Army offers disaster relief, spiritual healing, even LGBTQ support. They minister to everyone because everyone is equal in the eyes of God.

The church of today can learn some lessons from Booth and The Salvation Army. While church attendance has been declining for years. the needs of people have increased. Let’s take the lead and go where the people are. Meet them where they are, as they are. We don’t need another building…


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