Sound Contextual Teaching
We are constantly asking from the Bible, the meaning and the reason of the text, and the relevance of the text. The challenge for us here at New Salem comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” We value what the Bible says and what it means. Therefore, we care tremendously about what is taught. We are not interested in making verses of Scripture say something that is not there. Nor are we afraid to teach both the negative and positive aspects of a certain subject.
Reaching New People
We say with William Temple: “The Church is the only organization organized primarily for the benefit of its non-members”. Our ministries and programs are designed to welcome people just as they are with the view that God is the one that brings about transformation in their lives.
Our small group classes are geared toward not only making friends and taking care of each other, but also that spiritual growth comes through teaching the Bible.