The Christian Mission service of Saltbox aims to support, promote and advise local churches on projects and events that serve the local community. Practically, this happens in a number of ways. We strive to make lasting and intentional connections with local Council members and civic leaders so that faith is represented in city governance. We meet with local church leaders, and leaders of Christian organisations, to collate information about what community projects they run, the number of people they help and to keep up to date with any events that they are planning for the future.
Using this information we also seek to connect like-minded people together who would benefit from a mutual conversation. This can revolve around anything, for instance if two separate church leaders unbeknownst to each other express a desire to work to alleviate a particular issue, we will put them in contact with each other, believing that two is better than one.
We regularly bring Christians from across the area together for prayer, believing that when we pray, circumstances change. Historically we have played a key role in facilitating united prayer across North Staffordshire, and have seen many answers to prayer.
Our whole Christian Mission work can be summed up in saying that we encourage and support social action, unity, prayer and mission. Some of the good work we have been involved in have been: Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank; refugee and asylum seeker forums; the annual Civic Prayer Breakfast; Number 11 Project; Stoke Healthwatch; united prayer gatherings; and advice and support of many churches locally.