Our Beliefs

Haven of Hope is a local branch of The Salvation Army and follows its beliefs and practices.  These are consistent with mainstream Christianity and rest  on eleven Articles of Faith. (See About The Salvation Army – Beliefs/Doctrines.)

These statements are Bible-based, reflective of classical Christian creeds, and outline the Army’s understanding about God, humanity, and His restorative work through His Son, Jesus Christ.

These Articles have remained largely unchanged from the early years of The Salvation Army which originated in London, England in 1865.  The Army’s founder, William Booth, started his work as a Methodist minister and their wording was strongly influenced by the teaching of John Wesley and the Methodist tradition.