There are thousands of Christian organizations around the world faithfully working to make disciples of all nations. There is such a large spectrum of historical connections, work ethic, worship styles and theological commitments that it is sometimes difficult to recognise the family resemblance between all of God’s children! However, these differences highlight the incredible diversity of the Church, its ability to reach out to people in all contexts and most of all the essential unity of the Christian faith in its message of love and reconciliation for all people.
Salt Ventures, celebrating the unity of all Christian churches and organizations with whom we share this calling, is committed to biblical Christianity and the great work of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and inviting others to follow him.
What Is Distinctive about Salt Ventures?
We strive to live lives worthy of our calling as Christians in our communities, at work and in our homes.
We serve the local church. As guests in a foreign land, we do all that we can to help the local church grow and mature, following their lead rather than imposing our own will on the work being done. In so doing, we also learn and grow.
Inhabiting Secular Spaces:
We step into local culture, integrating as much as possible into society. This enables us to reach out beyond the boundaries of the visible church, showing in a real and natural way how life is different when you live to follow Christ.
Commitment to Local Churches:
We are committed to active participation in the life of local church as God’s chosen instrument for worship, fellowship, encouragement and the personal growth of his people. We strive to demonstrate unity, faithfulness and a willingness to do our part as responsible members of the church community, including service in church ministries and leadership roles.
Openness Towards All Christian Traditions:
We know we are not alone on the journey of faith, and respect those who follow different traditions within Christianity, including Orthodox, and Roman Catholic and Protestant believers.
We recognize that each person and situation is unique, and therefore do not try to squeeze anyone into a mould of our making. As much as is possible within the bounds of our evangelistic purposes and commitment to good stewardship, we offer flexibility and encourage our members to follow God’s lead in how to participate in His work.
We accept personal differences without judging each other needlessly, and encourage our members to find ways of connecting with other Christian traditions for the sake of wider fellowship.
All Salt Ventures personnel are members of a local team. We encourage teamwork with other international organizations, local groups and individuals, for both short term and long term projects. At their core, teams are important and necessary for fellowship and prayer. We do our best to encourage open and honest communication, prompt resolution of disagreements, and an environment of mutual encouragement and respect.
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