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MGT-217 Individual Team Analysis History In 1865, William Booth , an ordained Methodist minister, aided by his wife Catherine , formed an evangelical group dedicated to preaching among the "unchurched" people living in the midst of appalling poverty in London's East End. Booth's ministry recognized the interdependence of material, emotional and spiritual needs. In addition to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, Booth became involved in helping provide food and shelter for the homeless while simultaneously attempting to rehabilitate the addicts and alcoholics. Booth and his followers, originally known as The Christian Mission, became The Salvation Army in 1878, when that organization evolved on a quasi-military pattern. Booth became "the General" and officers' ranks were given to his ministers (Whalen, 1992). The Salvation Amy has functioned successfully within that unusual structure for more than a century ( The Salvation Army information and related industry information from hoover's. ). As of 2005, its outreach has been expanded to include more than 100 countries and the Gospel is preached by its officers in more than 160 languages. Israel L. Gaither is currently the Salvation Army’s Chief. He described the Salvation Army as "a divine inspiration of God." He is the Salvation Army's first African-American national commander. He is a fifth-generation Salvationist with forty years of service which includes time in Africa and the U.K. ( The Salvation Army information and related industry information from hoover's. ). The Mission Statement of the Salvation Army USA To understand the mission of a group or organization, I felt that I should look no further than their mission statement. The mission statement of the Salvation Army is, “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination” (Whalen, 1992). When properly adhered to, this statement adds a tremendous amount of credibility to the true nature and understanding of what mission The Salvation Army is trying to endeavor. Main Purpose, Beliefs, and Goals 1
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MGT-217 Individual Team Analysis The main purpose of the Salvation Army is still evident as the basic social services developed by William Booth that have remained an outward visible expression of the Army's strong religious principles. In addition, new programs that address contemporary needs have been established. Among these are disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for the aging, AIDS education and residential services, medical facilities, shelters for battered women and children, family and career counseling, vocational training, correction services, and substance abuse rehabilitation. More than 30 million people a year are aided in some form by services provided by The Salvation Army (Salvation
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2008 for the course MGT 217 taught by Professor Rogers during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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