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General William Booth’s SIX RESOLUTIONS 

*On December 6, 1849, at age 20, William Booth, the cofounder of The Salvation Army, wrote a set of resolutions which he maintained throughout his life. After his death the faded document was found among his papers. These resolutions signify how Booth in his early days committed himself to pursue the life of holiness in practical and daily manner.

  1. That I will rise every morning sufficiently early to wash, dress, and have a few minutes, not less than 5, in private prayer.
  1. That I will, as much as possible, avoid all that babbling and idle talk in which I have lately so sinfully indulged.
  1. That I will endeavor in my conduct and deportment before the world and my fellow servants especially to conduct myself as a humble, meek and zealous follower of Christ, and by serious conversation and warning endeavor to lead them to think of their immortal souls.
  1. That I will read no less than four chapters in God’s Word every day.
  1. That I will strive to live closer to God, and to seek after holiness of heart and leave providential events with God.
  1. That I will read over this every day or at least twice a week.


“God help me, enable me to cultivate a spirit of self-denial and to yield myself a prisoner of love to the redeemer of the world.”

 “I feel my own weakness, and without God’s help I shall not keep these resolutions. The Lord have mercy upon my guilty soul.”

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The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga Celebrates 122 Years of Serving Chattanooga!

Monday, March 16th is the 122nd birthday of The Salvation Army officially beginning its life-changing ministries in Greater Chattanooga. On March 16, 1893, District Officer J. C. Smith arrived in the Scenic City. The next day he greeted Chattanoogans with these timely words, "We (come) with peace, charity and goodwill toward everyone, and we trust we shall succeed in doing good."

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The Origin of The Salvation Army Red Kettle

Red Kettles are a Christmas force. But have you ever wondered who started the Red Kettle tradition, where, and why? Wonder no more. Below is a short history of the Salvation Army Red Kettle, one of the most timeless and successful Christmas fundraising tools of all time.

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On this day in 1912, William Booth “laid down his sword”

On this day 102 years ago, Salvationists around the world were informed that their faithful leader and servant, General William Booth – Founder of The Salvation Army – had “laid down his sword” and passed away in his home of Hadley Wood, London surrounded by his family.

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Greater Chattanooga Salvation Army 2013 Annual Report

The Salvation Army is meeting the emergency needs of our less fortunate neighbors 365 days a year. We offer social services to meet emergency & disaster-related needs, spiritual outreach for all ages, character building youth programs, holiday assistance for families in need and much more.

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