The Salt and Light Ministry keeps the Church body informed on political issues of spiritual significance that confront our nation today, and offers suggestions on ways to get involved.
The mission of Salt & Light is to educate and equip the Body of Christ to preserve and protect (as salt does) the Christian influence in American culture through informed, Biblically-based citizenship. (Matthew 5:13-16)
To preserve (as salt does) and to protect the Christian Influence in America culture, through informed citizenship. Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” The Salt and Light ministry of Calvary Chapel Bible Fellowship exists to equip, inform, and exhort the body of Christ to be a light to both culture and government. We exhort the believer to scrutinize the media, the political leaders, and this world through the lens of scripture (John 7:24) and to uphold the standard of biblical faith upon which our nation was founded.
Salt & Light strives to accomplish its mission through concerted action with the leading of the Holy Spirit to (a) pray for our leaders, elected officials, churches and nation; (b) educate the body on legislation and policy initiatives affecting the core Biblical “non-negotiables; (c) motivate the body to take action in the electoral process as responsible Christian citizens; (d) elect public officials and legislation with values reflecting a Biblical world view; and (e) restore our nation to one of Godliness for blessing to, and healing of, our land so that the gospel may be freely proclaimed.
This approach may readily be summarized through the mnemonic
Importantly, Salt & Light is “apolitical” and non-partisan; rather, it concerns itself and takes action on only those issues affecting the five core Biblical “non-negotiables,” and namely:
* Sanctity of Life
* Traditional Marriage
* Family Values
* Religious Freedom
* Support for Israel