At the heart of The Salvation Army is its Corps Community Centers. The four Baltimore Area corps, or churches, serve as both places of worship and service to their respective communities.
Each Salvation Army officer is ordained and serves as pastor and director of all corps activities. In addition to weekly worship opportunities, corps activities include Bible studies, men’s and women’s fellowship/service clubs, pastoral counseling, and music education.
Corps Community Centers also offer religious and social programs for youth and young adult members. Among these activities are: Sunday School, The Adventure Corps (a program similar to Boy Scouts), and Sunbeams and Girl Guards (similar to Brownies and Girl Scouts). Music classes, athletics, arts and crafts, and camping offer youth opportunities for development of special talents and skills.