As part of our revamp and culture focus, our slogan has also changed to “In, But Not Of.” Drawing from John 17 where Jesus prays that we are not to be taken out of the world, we wanted a constant reminder of our joy to now go into the culture and make disciples.
As salt of the earth, we sometimes forget that avoiding the world is not the point – we were actually left here to engage them with good deeds that help them taste and see that the Lord is good. Whatever dreams you were pursuing when God called you, He reformed you and left you there to shine light in that darkness. Fleeing the darkness so you don’t become “infected” by their sin creates a weak and shallow faith. Get community and accountability, but remember that light was meant to be setup on a lampstand.
Don’t lose your flavor saltshakers.
You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.” -Matthew 5:13