Saltbox was established in 1983 by a small group of like-minded Christians who had a heart for a work which would promote Christian values and faith, and also unite individual churches. Initially financing the work from their own resources, they found premises in Burslem, the mother-town of what is known internationally as the Potteries, eventually relocating to a new office in the city centre in 2004.
And so the vision became a reality, and now the reality is bearing much fruit.
Saltbox’s spiritual development work, MISSION, is actively involved in organising prayer, renewal and outreach initiatives, and is concerned to see people come to a real and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ as both Saviour and Lord. It also seeks to encourage greater discipleship within the wider Body of Christ and to motivate churches to take up the challenge of being ͞”salt and light” in their communities.
Increasingly Saltbox is now invited to represent faith communities by various secular bodies and partnerships both at a local and regional level. Saltbox is seen by many partners as a key specialist infrastructure organisation.
By playing a key part in organising conferences and concerts, celebrations and prayer events, Saltbox has become a focus for much Christian activity in the region It has also become a hub for information on what is taking place locally, regionally and nationally.
The whole ministry is overseen by Saltbox staff and trustees, who blend vision, spirituality and common sense in developing the work.