Below are listed our core beliefs.
Of course, these beliefs characterise very many Christians and churches, and are not specific to Salt & Light.
So what characterises our family? We have chosen 4 words to sum up our core family values:
Discipleship is about growing all of God’s people into maturity, so that each one can both enjoy relationship with God and play their full part in his mission.
Therefore, everyone is called to be both making disciples and discipled in an accountable relationship. This includes church senior leaders, who should relate to someone for input, accountability and care.
“every Pastor needs a pastor”
A key practice for us is to live generously. This is vital for individuals and communities to enjoy the blessing of God, and to play their part in his mission as we are generous with possessions, finance and people!
We aim to equip every Christian to be a servant-leader, in the home, church community and at work.
Anointed servant leadership is vital in the body of Christ, and help all to grow to full maturity and fulfil their God-given destiny.
Leaders must be servant-leaders!
A key practice for us is to understand and receive the spiritual authority of anointed servant-leaders, allowing us to live under
Family is in the nature of God. This relational life is therefore expressed in both natural and spiritual family, in local church and across a wider family of churches.
Fatherhood and motherhood is key to fostering family, with an atmosphere of belonging, love, fun, security, vision, encouragement, care and training.
A key practice for us is to recognise the spiritual headship of men in family, so while men and women must lead together, most of our church families appoint men to be elders.
We are all called to be part of God’s apostolic purposes for his world. So, receiving apostolic teams (i.e. apostles and other gifted leaders) into local churches brings vision, spiritual impact, and draws churches into these bigger purposes of God.
We value the diversity of our international family. It helps us understand and enjoy the richness of the body of Christ, as we respect, honour and relate to Christians in other nations.
A key practice for us is to see that every local leadership team needs an active and healthy relationship with an apostle and his team, in order to flourish and be part of the Salt & Light family.
(For more on this see our document
‘How the Wider Family Works’.)