Saskatoon Temple Mission Statement
Christ Centered
Community Focused
Caring with Hope and Dignity

Doctrines of The Salvation Army

For Salvationists, belief and action have always been intertwined. Our faith and practice are rooted in the Bible, personal experience and the Christian Heritage. Salvation Army doctrine is part of that heritage, and it too is built upon the foundation of the biblical text as interpreted by the people of God.

Core Values of the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the Communities of our world.


ONE ARMY: We see a God-raised,
Spirit-filled Army for the 21st century
– convinced of our calling, moving
forward together
We will…
– deepen our spiritual life
– unite in prayer
– identify and develop leaders
– increase self-support and self-denial
ONE MISSION: Into the world of the hurting, broken, lonely, dispossessed and lost, reaching them in love by all means
We will…
– emphasis our integrated ministry
– reach and involve youth and children
– stand for and serve the marginalized
– encourage innovation in mission
ONE MESSAGE: With the transforming message of Jesus, bringing freedom, hope and life
We will…
– communicate Christ unashamedly
– reaffirm our belief in transformation
– evangelist and disciple effectively
– provide quality teaching resources


The Salvation Army is a Christian denomination and international charitable organisation organised in a quasi-military structure. The organisation reports worldwide membership of over 1.5 million, consisting of soldiers, officers and adherents known as Salvationists. Its founders Catherine and William Booth sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute and hungry by meeting both their “physical and spiritual needs”. It has a presence in 126 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and providing disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries.
The theology of the Salvation Army is mainstream Methodist although it is distinctive in government and practice. The Army’s doctrine follow mainstream Christian beliefs, and its articles of faith emphasise God’s “saving purposes”. Its objects are “the advancement of the Christian religion… of education, the relief of poverty, and other charitable objects beneficial to society or the community of mankind as a whole.”
The Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist minister William Booth. Originally known as the North London Christian Mission, in 1878 Booth reorganized the mission, becoming its first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to the present day. The current world leader of The Salvation Army is General Brian Peddle, who was elected by the High Council of The Salvation Army on 3 August 2018.

Corps Officers/Pastors

Captain’s Dusty and Laurie Sauder assumed their appointment as corps officers of Saskatoon Temple Church on July 1st 2017. They have also served in ministry as Salvation Army Officers in Drumheller, Alberta and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. They are both passionate about and desire to see lives transformed through the grace and love of Christ and are grateful for the opportunity to participate as proclaimers of the gospel and servants of Christ in the kingdom of God. Both Dusty and Laurie were raised in the Prairies and enjoy its endless skies and vast landscape. The Sauder’s have 2 children Elaina and Ayrton who join them in their ministry. ” So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” Ephesians 4:11-16 NIV

Local Leadership

Kerri Crydermanv- Corps Sargent Major

Randy Robinson – Program Director
Amber Clare – Program
Major Don Law – Pastoral Care Director
Vi Hawkins – Pastoral Care
Deb Fengler – Property Finance Director
Nathan Regamey – Property Finance

Matt Hoeft – Community Ministries Program Supervisor