Celebrating The Salvation Army's Birthday 2023

Sunday 2 July is Founders' Day. In other words, our birthday! We want to focus on celebrating who we are – our vision, our people, our values. We want to celebrate how proud we are to be The Salvation Army, and the massive force of good it is in today’s world and should be in generations to come. Read more about this new way to think about Founders' Day.

Resources available to use during your celebrations:

  • Creative prayer and worship ideas to use as part of your Sunday service. Farewell Sunday ideas are also included if your leader(s) are leaving
  • Community celebration ideas to reach out and give thanks to your community
  • PowerPoint templates
  • Thank you card template
  • Birthday themed colouring sheet
  • Thank you certificates 
multi-colour stripes down the side with a slice of birthday cake in centre

Prayer and Worship Ideas

Bible verses, creative prayer and worship ideas. This resource also includes ideas for Farewell Sunday.


Community Celebration Resources

Key Dates

Activity and event ideas to celebrate with your community

Key Dates

A Salvation Army birthday-themed colouring sheet to use during your celebrations

Key Dates

A card ready to print and give to someone to say 'Thank You'

More Community Resources

These resources are a great way to introduce your corps to members of your community as well as share info about The Salvation Army nationally.

Fundraising materials for your corps or a project close to your heart.

Check out the exciting new range of 'Hello' giveaways available to order for your community outreach events.

A collection of school, community engagement, and other key poster resources for you to use within your community.