The Salvation Army for a new generation


Who we are

ALOVE UK is The Salvation Army for a new generation - an expression of The Salvation Army for young people and young adults.

As The Salvation Army's national youth office, we are responsible for the implementation of The Salvation Army's national youth work strategy for the UK and Republic of Ireland.

We work with young people (primarily aged 12-25), youth workers and youth focused services within and external to The Salvation Army.

ALOVE UK is part of the 'Programme Service' - a department of The Salvation Army's national head office.

Our calling:

We are calling the ALOVE Movement to dynamic faith, radical lifestyle, adventurous mission and a fight for justice.

The four essential purposes of ALOVE:

Worship - Giving our lives and world back to God

Discipleship - Getting into Jesus and his community

Mission - Going into the world to find and point out Jesus

Social Action - Giving a voice to the voiceless

About our name

In 2004 The Salvation Army adopted the made-up word 'ALOVE' to represent 'a love' and commitment to young people that's alive, aware and 'all out'.

Basically - we want to say to young people that The Salvation Army is committed to living out and representing ‘a love' that is unconditional, gracious, serving, compassionate, radical and audacious; a love motivated by the Christian faith, lived out in humility and service to others.

The ALOVE Movement: Calling and Essentials

If you are a young person involved in The Salvation Army, or are interested in becoming so, ALOVE UK invites you to consider our calling!