We seek to do the work of serving, reaching and loving broken, rejected, sad, disconnected and hurting people with a message of hope, love and joy. Every Church Army in the world lives out the calling of our founder, Wilson Carlile, to reach out to those outside of the church with the Good News of Jesus Christ, to serve the poor and to resource the wider church in evangelism.
We are at the center of evangelism and on the edges of society. We specialize in working outside church buildings through addiction centers, urban farming, jails and prisons, café ministries, streets and back alleys, schools, senior centers, hospitals, nursing homes, housing developments and more as we find.
“Have I not wept for those in trouble? Has not my soul grieved for the poor?”
– Job 30:25
We support those in our communities who are:
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.”
– Matthew 25:35
Church Army is a world-wide family made up of independent Church Army societies in Australia, Barbados, Canada, Denmark, Jamaica, Kenya, Malawi, New Zealand, Uganda, United Kingdom and Ireland, United States of America, and Vanuatu.
Church Army societies around the world work in more than 20 countries. Each society lives out the calling of our founder, Wilson Carlile, to reach out to those outside of the church with the Good News of Jesus Christ, to serve the poor and to resource the wider church in evangelism.
We seek to train up evangelists within the Church of Jesus Christ to “Go and make disciples..” We want to equip the Church to get outside of its four walls, to meet people where they are, and to bring them the gospel of Jesus Christ. Ultimately, we want to see the church become comfortable with the idea of reaching out to the "least of these" and seeing them brought into fellowship with Christ and His Church.