The Salvation Army Lakeshore Community Church is motivated by God’s love to share the life changing knowledge of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
We will engage in worship and spiritual development that glorifies God and provides opportunities for spiritual growth and service.
We will engage youth/children, developing them spiritually and providing opportunities to lead and serve within our church and community.
We will develop and strengthen our relationships in the community through sustainable life-changing programs.
We will use technology to create vibrant communication that raises awareness, educates and broadens our reach into the community.
We will implement God-directed strategies to provide the necessary resources to support His work.
There are three core values of our faith – Salvation, Holiness and Intimacy with God.
Rooted in these three values are the seven core operational values which guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda.
Compassion: We reach out to others and care for them.
Respect: We promote the dignity of all persons.
Excellence: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.
Integrity: We are honest, trustworthy, and accountable.
Relevance: We are committed to the pursuit of innovation and effectiveness.
Co-operation: We encourage and foster teamwork and partnerships.
Celebration: We give thanks by marking milestones and successes.
What We Believe
Doctrines are formal statements about what we believe – these are the statements of faith of The Salvation Army around the world.
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 towards 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; in 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.
The Salvation Army was founded in east end London, England in 1865 by Reverend William Booth and his wife, Catherine. William was a Methodist Minister who had a passion for the ‘down and out’ on the street. He began holding ‘open air’ meetings and then attempted to bring those who were saved into his church for services. When he was asked to bring them through the rear entrance to sit at the back, he became even more impassioned and took his Christian Mission to the streets. It took on a quasi-military style that was popular in the day. The name was changed to The Salvation Army in 1878, and now operates in over 120 countries around the world. Our International Headquarters is in London, England.
The Salvation Army started in Canada in 1882.
Lakeshore Community Church is an amalgamation of the Longbranch Corps (30th Street) and the Mimico Corps (formerly located on Mimico Avenue). The new building was opened in 1999.