Our Mission & Vision

Because of Southlands Community Church, the people of Winnipeg and surrounding area will increasingly come to know, love, serve, and become fruitful followers of Jesus Christ, to the Glory of God.
 
Fruitful followers of Jesus Christ are guided by God through prayer, who with the heart of a servant, live Southland’s Mission Statement, “Bringing the Love of Christ to where you are”, and who are:

 

Saving Souls – A community that is increasingly introducing unbelieving family, friends, neighbors, colleagues, our community, and others to the good news of Jesus Christ.

 
Growing Saints – A community that is developing fully functioning followers of Jesus Christ, growing through the modeling of Biblical community.
 
Serving Suffering Humanity – A community that has discovered its divine design and is equipped to serve in Christ-like ways, reaching out to people, in our community and beyond, who are in need and suffering.
 
Giving and Growing – A community of committed stewards giving freely and enthusiastically of their time, talents and resources, in our belief that God will expand our outreach, grow our community, and grow God's kingdom.

 

In so doing, the life-changing power of Jesus Christ will be evident and obvious, and Christ’s love will be increasingly known in all facets of our community and beyond.
 
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The Doctrines of The Salvation Army 

The Salvation Army has 11 faith-based statements called doctrines that summarize its religious beliefs.

The Salvation Army’s statements place it in harmony with other mainstream denominations of Protestant Christianity.

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 toward 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, the resurrection of the body, in the general judgement at the end of the world, in the eternal happiness of the righteous, and in the endless punishment of the wicked.
 
 
Download a PDF copy of the Doctrines here: Doctrines of The Salvation Army
 
 
To find out more about The Salvation Army, click on the links below.
 
 
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'We Believe' - Study Resource

 
 
WE BELIEVE is a DVD set containing the eleven Salvation Army doctrines. They are based on a series of Sunday evening meetings, in interview format, conducted at the North Toronto Citadel Corps in 1996. They will be helpful for training (i.e. soldier classes) and are available for your own video library. You will find questions probing the significance, practicality and historical background of each doctrine.
 
 
Click on the image to the right to be directed to the study resource.
 
 
 
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