The Salvation Army Oakland

Organization Description: 

The Salvation Army is organized in a quasi-military structure under the oversight of the General in London, and Territorial leaders throughout the world, and under local operation of field officers ( Lieutenants, Captains and Majors) and local lay leaders ( Sergeants, similar to Deacons and Elders in other churches ).

Congregational life centers around the Sunday Morning Holiness Meeting, Evangelistic "Salvation Meetings", Sunday School, Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings and cell groups.

There are scounting groups, VBS, Camping, Day Camp and after school activities for young people, and interest groups for adunts and seniors. Music instruction, computer labs and other special programs are operated as local leadership is available.

Our main Oakland center is at 379 12th Street, at the edge of Chinatown. Another Corps is in the San Antonio District, and a Service Center is located in Berkeley.

379 12th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Mission Statement: 

The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 by William Booth, is a religious and charitable movement active in 119 countries. It's message is based on the Bible, and its ministries to relieve human need are available to all without discrimination.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

A fuller version is available at all Salvation Army Corps. Here is a brief overview of our 11 octrines:
1. We believe in the Bible as the revealed word of God.
2. We believe in one God as Creator and Governor of all.
3. We believe in the Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
4. We believe that Jesus Christ is both human and divine.
5. We believe that humanity is in a fallen state due to sin.
6. We believe that Christ's death made atonement for all.
7. We believe that Repentance to God, Faith in Christ and
Regeneration by the Holy Spirit are necessary to Salvation.
8. We believe that we are justified by grace through faith in Christ, and that the believer has an internal witness of this.
9. We believe that obedience to Christ is needed to remain saved, and that willful backsliding has spiritual consequences.
10. We believe that a soul may be entirely sanctified, filled with God's Holy spirit, and lead a virtuous and victorious life.
11. We believe in Heaven and Hell as eternal realities.

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