What is SALT?
SALT is the college ministry of Mercer Creek Church.
We are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive community for all students no matter their backgrounds, beliefs, or orientations. Our goal is to understand the truth about who God is and who we are. We believe Jesus did not come to simply reward, protect, or love those who were "good people" but for ALL people (Luke 19:10).
At SALT we strive to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging. To do this, we focus on three main values:
Healthy Communication: Jesus never shied away from tough conversations and we challenge students not to either, but we do so from a position of humility, compassion, and courage. We, as Christ-followers, engage in healthy and respectful communication and welcome new perspectives, not only because we care, but because God first cared for us. We don’t do it from a place of judgment or arrogance.
Redemptive Vulnerability: God works strongly when we are at the end of ourselves. Redemptive Vulnerability is the willingness to proactively share struggles relating to faith and life in community with a heart that desires growth not status quo of the struggle. Redemptive vulnerability acknowledges the fragility of our human condition and the hope we have through God’s grace. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
Sustainable Rythm: Life is busy, which makes it hard to simply maintain sometimes. A “Sustainable Rhythm” is a pace of life that is never headed towards burning out, or is lazy and unproductive. It is the balance between work and rest (both born of purpose), and it is fully achieved by sacrifice and acknowledgement of God's sovereignty over life. (Matthew 11:28, 16:24)
Knowing Jesus is simple, following Him can be hard. But Jesus did not die to solidify a set of rules for people to follow in order to be called His own. His grace is freely given and freely received.
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."