Do you know what The Salvation Army's purpose is? I ask because it's imperative we know why we do what we do. Easily and Accurately Understood I am currently reading Karen Martin's book, Clarity First. She defines clarity as "the quality of being easily and accurately understood". Ambiguity makes any kind of work harder to do. In contrast, having a clear purpose ensures … [Read more...] about What is The Salvation Army’s Purpose?
The Salvation Army Founder's mentality has the power and strategy to help us rediscover our core mission and transform lives from the front line up. This is the third post in a series based on the book, The Founder's Mentality, by Chris Zook and James Allen (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016). You can find the first post here and the second post here. The Power of the … [Read more...] about The Power in The Salvation Army Recapturing the Founder’s Mentality
The Salvation Army must regain the shared sense of nobler mission and purpose that animated our founders if we are to recapture our soul. This is the second post in a series based on the book, The Founder's Mentality, by Chris Zook and James Allen (Harvard Business Review Press, 2016). You can find the first post here. Salvation Army Stall Out The Salvation Army in … [Read more...] about Recapturing the Soul of The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army Doctrines have a huge gap in them. The Soldier's Covenant can plug that gap and help us to live like Christ. The Gap that got me thinking It was this devotional from Richard Rohr that got me thinking. Noting that the Apostles' Creed mentions nothing about Jesus' life and practice, he suggests the Creed has little usefulness for people's daily, … [Read more...] about The Salvation Army Doctrines: A Gap Plugged by the Soldier’s Covenant
What does it mean to be a Salvation Army soldier? Is it to be a follower of Jesus or membership? Or is it a particular way of being God calls us to? A Sense of Confusion? From discussions I've continued to have recently, particularly online, there are some in The Salvation Army who seem confused about it. To be fair to them, my participation in those discussions has … [Read more...] about God Still Calls the Salvation Army Soldier