Christianity with its sleeves rolled up : enhancing capacity for integrated mission within The Salvation Army
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The Salvation Army is an international faith-based organization serving communities through social programming and spiritual ministry. A priority for The Salvation Army Canada is to ensure that the mission is delivered in such a way that all parts unite together in action. As such, an “integrated mission” is believed to be essential to the successful delivery of these services, yet how this is achieved is not clearly understood. This action research project used an appreciative stance to learn from successful examples of integrated mission and offer recommendations for replication across Canada. The research adhered to the Royal Roads University Research Ethics Policy and methods included a photo project and an online survey. Findings and recommendations highlighted participants’ desire to create a shared definition of integrated mission, prioritize clients’ needs, design an organizational culture where collaboration is valued, and foster visionary leadership.