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Monday–FRIDAY 10AM–4:30PM
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"The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace."

Psalm 29:11

SUNDAY WORSHIP Starting at 9:45am

9:45am: Small Groups for all Ages • 10:45am: Sunday Service

The Salvation Army Torrance Corps is a center for worship and service. We strive to be honest about who we are, and our goal is to simply glorify God with our lives; it is the grace of God that motivates us. We hope to point our community to Jesus. Each week we come together at our corps community center and worship using a blend of contemporary music, traditional brass band, classic hymns, testimonies of encouragement, and sermons based on Biblical truth. From lifelong Christians to first-time church goers, we welcome everyone to The Salvation Army Torrance Corps.

We also offer other church programs including Sunday Small Groups and Bible study groups, Women's Ministries, Men's Fellowships, prayer ministries, music & instruction, and character building programs for children.

Learn more about Worship Opportunities

Small Groups • Sundays at 9:45am

The Torrance Corps offers small group fellowship for all ages. Learn more about each Small Group by clicking on a category below.

BABIES
TO FIVE
YEARS OLD

ELEMENTARY
SCHOOL

MIDDLE
SCHOOL

HIGH
SCHOOL

Adults &
Young ADULTS

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First Look: Babies–5 Years Old

First Look is a web-based curriculum designed for babies through 5-year-olds. Every element centers on giving preschoolers a first impression of their loving heavenly Father. Everything we teach our preschoolers is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate to kindergarten they know these three basic truths:

• God Made Me

• God Loves Me

• Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

First Looks uses curriculum from www.thinkorange.com.

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252 Basics: Elementary School

What’s 252 represent? It’s not our street address or the number of questions a 2nd-grader can ask in 20 minutes. Instead, everything we teach in 252 Kids is based on one of three basic, but powerful, truths modeled by Jesus in Luke 2:52.

• I need to make the wise choice.

• I can trust God no matter what.

• I should treat others the way I want to be treated.

Our curriculum is designed to provoke discovery and invite kids into a new understanding of how to grow in relationship with Jesus. 252 Basics uses curriculum from www.thinkorange.com.

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XP3: Middle School

XP3 Middle School exists to help middle schoolers experience three things: wonder for who God is, discovery of who He created them to be, and passion for loving others. Everything we teach is designed to help middle schoolers begin to take ownership of their faith through these three basic truths:

• I will love God because He will never stop loving me.

• I will follow Jesus because He knows me better than I know myself.

• I will live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.

XP3 uses curriculum from www.thinkorange.com.

 

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XP3: High School

XP3 High School strives to help move students past information into experience. That’s because we believe application is crucial. The goal for every series is to make it as easy as possible for students to take what they are learning and apply it to their faith and life. XP3 High School creates an experiential activity (XP) for students to live out what they are learning with each series.

XP3 uses curriculum from www.thinkorange.com.

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Young Adult Small Group

The young adult small group focuses on Biblical teaching and life application discussion questions.

Adult Bible Study

The adult Bible study small group challenges our adults to dive deeper in the word and discuss what it means to be a Christian in today’s world.

Live a Better Story: Adults

With each week of Live A Better Story, we provide a teaching video to show during small group. These videos last between 12-15 minutes and are designed to be played at the beginning of the group time. These videos are created by pastors, teachers, and theologians, and provide the group with sound biblical teaching while freeing the small group leader up to focus their attention on something only they can do—develop relationships and lead the group.

We believe that true discipleship happens in the context of a conversation, not just a lesson. And that’s why everything in these teaching videos will point to the conversation that will take place afterward.

Live a Better Story uses curriculum from www.thinkorange.com.

Bible Studies & Fellowship

Bible Studies and Fellowship opportunities give a chance to dig deeper into God’s Word to gain understanding, knowledge and wisdom.  We can live more powerful lives and expect to experience the joy and peace that comes with walking close to the Lord.

Women of Torrance Fellowship: After Church Monthly

Each month the Women of Torrance meet after church to fellowship with one another. Each month involves a different activity or craft – such as crochet, learning essential oils, holiday themed crafts, etc.

Community Care Ministry: After Church Monthly

Once a month the Torrance Corps congregation visits the residents of the Huntington Retirement Hotel. Anyone is welcome to join us as we visit, sing songs, get to know the seniors who attend.

The following are held at the Stillman Sawyer Family Services Center located at 820 Lomita Blvd, Harbor City, CA.

Wednesdays, 10am: Soup Soap Salvation

Join us for fellowship through a warm meal and a short devotional.

Fridays, 4pm: Bible Study

Join Major Brian Bearchell and The Stillman Sawyer Family Services Center as we study God’s word. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Scout Troops

WEDNESDAYS, 6:10pm • Dues: $1/Week

Families also have the option of paying all dues at the start of the year for $25 (a 20% savings!)

The children’s ministry team aims to partner with parents to help their children build a solid foundation for a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ. Through fun activities and special events throughout the year we are excited to help you lead your children on a life-long journey of faith. Click on a Troops program below to learn more.

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  • Moonbeams: Boys & Girls Ages 4–6

    Boys and girls learn about Jesus.

    Moonbeams is a national character-building program sponsored by The Salvation Army for boys and girls in grades Preschool (age 4) through Kindergarten. Moonbeams will meet friends, learn about the importance of helping others whenever possible, and will have fun learning about Jesus.

  • Explorers: Boys Ages 7–11

    Boys smile before Adventure Corps meeting.

    A program similar to boy scouts; this Christian based program encourages boys ages 7–11 to explore & discover the world around them, while learning different skills, and earning badges (4-6 weeks average per badge). By participating in a variety of activities including team building, sportsmanship, and memorizing Bible verses, these young boys develop personal, social, and spiritual skills, as they grow in a relationship with God.

  • Sunbeams: Girls Ages 7–11

    Two girls smile during Sunbeam meeting.

    This fun-filled Christian based program follows a similar format to girl scouts; helping girls develop socially, personally, and spiritually. Learning life skills, and growing in a relationship with God, all while earning badges (4-6 weeks average per badge). This program will open young girls' eyes to how they can make a difference in the world around them, through activities like arts, cooking, sports, and learning Bible verses.

  • Rangers & Girl Guards: Boys & Girls Ages 12–17

    Girl Guards stand at attention in uniform, proudly displaying their sashes and badges.

    Rangers and Girls Guards are programs for boys and girls ages 12–17. The goal of these troops programs is to help teens develop positive social and communication habits, decision making skills and life skills, character and leadership, and a sense of personal identity through a Biblical worldview. The program fosters a sense of personal identity and character; Christian values and Biblical principles; and physical, mental, spiritual, and social development in a safe environment for learning, developing, and caring that is age appropriate and Christ-centered.

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Youth Music Ministry

Singing Company, Sundays, Noon

Jr. Band, Sundays, 12:45pm

Youth are invited to join the Singing Company or Jr. Band and serve the Lord through their love of music. Participants will grow in their knowledge of music production and sight reading as they explore both the beauty and power God has designed music to communicate.

Meet The Pastoral Team

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Captains Aimee and Justin Docherty
Corps Officers

Phone: 310.370.4515
Aimee.Docherty@usw.salvationarmy.org    Justin.Docherty@usw.salvationarmy.org

Captains Aimee and Justin Docherty share a passion and a sense of privilege in serving together as Salvation Army Officers. They bring together two very different personalities, backgrounds and many experiences to pursue one mission. Before being commissioned as a Salvation Army Officer in 2013 Aimee served as an Elementary School Teacher and brings into the ministry a Masters in Education gained during that time. Justin has worked for The Salvation Army since he was nineteen in various capacities, which includes working with the homeless in London, youth in the Pacific Northwest and as a Social Services Director in Seattle. They have two beautiful children who love lego, donuts and laughing at daddy’s jokes.

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Lieutenant Shelby Qualls
Assistant Corps Officer

Phone: 310.370.4515  •  Shelby.Qualls@usw.salvationarmy.org

Lieutenant Shelby Qualls is beyond thrilled to be a part of the Torrance ministry team, being the loving hands and feet of Jesus in the South Bay communities. This is her first appointment, having just recently graduated from The Salvation Army School for Officer Training, up the hill in Rancho Palos Verdes. She has a heart for youth and young adults, missions, outreach, and desires that all people realize their value and purpose found in Jesus Christ. Lt. Qualls has her degree in music education from Seattle Pacific University, and has worked with The Salvation Army in various capacities: youth work, administration, even overseas missions in Estonia. She is a recent newlywed, having married her best friend, Cadet Brian Qualls in June 2018. Cadet Brian is currently finishing his second year of training school, eagerly waiting to join Lieutenant Shelby in the field.

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SUNDAY WORSHIP

9:45am: Small Groups for all Ages • 10:45am: Sunday Service

Each week we come together at our corps community center and worship using a blend of contemporary music, traditional brass band, classic hymns, testimonies of encouragement, and sermons based on Biblical truth. From lifelong Christians to first-time church goers, we welcome everyone to The Salvation Army Torrance Corps.

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A group of youth enjoy a worship concert
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