Arts Ministries exists to model and encourage quality creative arts for worship and to spread the Gospel of Jesus.

The Salvation Army in the USA Eastern Territory has a rich history of engagement in the arts. Established in 1999 by Carol Jaudes, the Arts Ministries Bureau was tasked with preaching the Good News through creative means. Local and Divisional drama and dance programs began to sprout and grow throughout the Eastern Territory’s corps and community centers. Today, thousands of children and adults participate in recreational, as well as formal, training in artistic disciplines behind the scenes and in the spotlight. Visual arts, costume design, audio production and lighting design have also found their place under the umbrella of Arts Ministries. The Bureau facilitates multiple year-round and seasonal performance troupes and mounts high-caliber live performances every year. They offer training and curriculum for local arts leaders located along the Northeast coast – from Maine to Delaware, across to Ohio, including parts of Kentucky and Puerto Rico!






The Bureau

Comprised of four creative thinkers who strive to support the USA Eastern Territory with arts resources for leaders, training in dance and drama and opportunities to participate in/book high quality faith-based theatrical productions.

Army On The Stage

A place where actors, directors and those interested in drama can encourage one another and share ideas. For members of The Salvation Army and all those passionate for God and the Arts.

This is a public Facebook group.

Army On Its Toes

A place where dancers, dance teachers and choreographers of The Salvation Army can encourage one another and share ideas.

This is a private Facebook group.

The StART Fund

A fundraising initiative comprised of high-quality, faith-based merchandise. Proceeds from each sale are given back to Arts programs around the USA Eastern Territory.

Yoga Faith

Christ-centered yoga classes are available for bookings for your next event.

Youth Councils Arts Training

An annual, one-day workshop hosted by The Arts Ministries Bureau, equipping arts leaders with scripts, songs, choreographed works and creative ideas to support the message/theme of each year’s Divisional Youth Councils.

Worship Arts Convocation

A weekend-long event for worship arts leaders to gather as a community, receive both spiritual and technical teaching and get up-to-date on the latest arts resources.

National Script Database

This database is a collection of offerings from Salvation Army writers across the USA. Each piece was written with the intention of glorifying God, sharing his Gospel, and edifying the Church, and are thus made available to you to do the same in your community.

Aerial Performance & Workshops

Workshops and performances are now available in hoop/lyra as well as silk/fabric for your next event.


Arts Ministries