The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Being motivated by God's Love. The Salvation Army Bethany Home is dedicated to providing a safe, positive residential setting for female youth in crisis. Regardless of their cultural and religious diversity.
As caregivers, staff of the Bethany Home strives to meet the ongoing needs of female teenagers aged 13-17 years. We accomplish this goal through creating an approved and appropriate case plan in trough communication with resident's social worker. During their stay we also provide the youth with high quality care, a safe, stable and nurturing home.
Christian Belief as we proclaim the
love of God in word and deed.
Unconditional Love and Acceptance in promote the dignity of all persons, reaching out to them with God's love.
Desire to Make a Difference as we seek to understand and meet the needs of people in our care.
Team Approach as we encourage and foster
teamwork and partnership.
Safe and healthy Environment as we promote a safe, secure and healthy environment for
all who enter our home.
Perseverance as we are committed to God
and those we serve.
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.' then the righteous will answer him, saying, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? and when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?' And the King will answer them,'Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me." Matthew 25:35-40
The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international charitable organisation organised in a quasi-military structure. The organisation reports worldwide membership of over 1.5 million, consisting of soldiers, officers and adherents known as Salvationists. Its founders Catherine and William Booth sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs". It has a presence in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.
The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army's doctrine follow mainstream Christian beliefs, and its articles of faith emphasise God's "saving purposes". Its objects are "the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole."
The Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist minister William Booth. Originally known as the North London Christian Mission, in 1878 Booth reorganized the mission, becoming its first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to the present day. The current world leader of The Salvation Army is General André Cox, who was elected by the High Council of The Salvation Army on 3 August 2013.
The Salvation Army Commenced it's women's social Services in Saskatoon in 1938 with the opening of the Bethany Home and Hospital for single mothers. Over the years the Hospital role was modified and finally in 1975, the hospital section was closed. Bethany Home now opens its doors to teenagers who have no safe home to live in.
Bethany Home is a transitional unit for girls ages 13 – 18 years. The girls are referred to Bethany by their Family Service Worker and are normally expected to stay at Bethany Home for a period of 3 or 4 months while their worker creates a plan for them to return home or move on to a long term program in the community.
Many of the girls that are referred to Bethany Home are at risk in their own homes or in the community. They may come to the home with addictions to drugs or alcohol, or have been abused sexually or physically and they are often experiencing difficulty in school and may have been involved in illegal activities. Some are connected to gangs or being targeted by gangs.
The girls are expected to participate in school while they reside at Bethany Home or a program of equal value. They are also encouraged to be involved in extracurricular activities such as soccer, dance, music ect.
Spiritual Care Programming and Art Therapy are provided twice a week and we always makes every effort to address cultural needs of the residents of the home.
While at Bethany Home the girls are given the opportunity to learn life skills in a structured environment such as cooking, planning healthy meals, laundry and personal hygiene. They also have the opportunity to learn to make healthy choices and how to deal with conflict and crisis situations.
Staff at Bethany home are always available to be supportive to the girls at any time of the day or night to assist them with any crisis they may encounter.
Salvation Army Links
Crossroads Residential Services
Click Here to visit the Crossroads. it is made up of two shelters, a drop-in centre, meal program, Community Ministries Office and a place of support and hope for adults in the core neighborhoods of Saskatoon.
Click Here for more information. The Mumford House is a 36 bed shelter for women and their children who need a safe place to call home while they look for a safe and sustainable longer term housing.
Saskatoon Temple Church and Community Ministries
Beaver Creek Camp
Click Here to visit The Salvation Army Saskatoon Temple Church. Saskatoon Temple is a family friendly church with an amazing and dedicated group of believers sharing the gospel. Sunday morning services are at 11:00am and Sunday School and Adult Bible Study is at 9:30am.
Click Here to visit Beaver Creek Camp. The Camp is nestled in 100 acres of beautifully secluded woods, creek, valley and meadow just outside of Saskatoon. The Camp is used in the summer to provide hundreds of Youth with an opportunity for some time away from the heart of the city.
Click Here for more information about the Salvation Army Prairie Division. The Prairie Division is made up of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North West Ontario.
Doctrines of The Salvation Army
Position of The Salvation Army
Core Values of The Salvation Army
Click Here For the Doctrines. For Salvationists, belief and action have always been intertwined. Our faith and practice are rooted in the Bible, personal experience and the Christian Heritage. Salvation Army doctrine is part of that heritage, and it too is built upon the foundation of the biblical text as interpreted by the people of God.
Click Here For information. The position statements briefly set out the view of the Canadian Salvation Army on given moral or social issues. These statements articulate the values and principles of which The Salvation Army in Canada takes its stand.
Click Here For information. The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, Meet Human needs and be a transforming influence in the Communities of our world.