Adherents are members in good standing in the Salvation Army who have made a profession of Christian faith and identify The Salvation Army as their church home. They normally look to The Salvation Army for important life events such as infant dedications, marriage ceremonies and funeral and memorial services, and support its mission and ministry – without the specific obligations and privileges of Salvation Army Soldiership.
An Adherent receives a Certificate of Recognition which states they…
- Believes in the Lord Jesus Christ and seeks to follow and be like him.
- Participates in the worship, fellowship, service and support of a local Salvation Army.
- Identifies with the mission of The Salvation Army.
An adherent member of The Salvation Army must:
- Be over 14 years of age.
- Not be an active member of any other religious body.
- Permit their name to be on census records as belonging to The Salvation Army.
A handsome Certificate of Recognition is presented to adherents to affirm acceptance as an active member of this international Christian movement founded on the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.