Salt Ventures works through local churches to promote evangelism and disciple-making in the community, the workplace, and among the poor. Our method rests on inhabiting secular spaces for Christ.
The Art of Salty Living
The common saltshaker is a familiar fixture on dining tables around the world. To be useful, however,proximity is not enough. You need to shake salt out of the shaker and into your food in order for its transforming power to take effect.
The same can be said for people. Proximity alone does not ensure impact in the lives of others. A conscious mixing effort is required in order to open up the doors of relationship that lead to friendship, influence and true community.
At Salt Ventures we strive to immerse ourselves in local culture. Active local church membership, submission to national authority, and our embedded servant ministry model are some of the tools we use to model an effective Christian witness in society. The Bible tells us that “the gospel is attractive.” We firmly believe that living Gospel centered lives wherever God leads us is the most effective way to demonstrate the beauty and richness of following Jesus.
Biblical Inspiration for Our Work
“You are the salt of the earth.” Matthew 5:13
“…and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
“They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2:47-48
“Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and praise God on the day he visits us.” 1 Peter 2:12
“I have become all things to all men, so that by all possible means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
“And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ…” Colossians 4:3