Saltbush – Uniting the Scattered Community, seeks to encourage and connect smaller, Uniting Christian communities, irrespective of size or location. Saltbush seeks to enable us as a broad church to embrace the reality of being Christian community in the 21st. century and to affirm the place and capacity of smaller Christian communities both to gather and be in mission.
Existing smaller Uniting Christian communities who are willing and able to pare back as far as possible their traditions, habits, comforts and ways to discover the Way of Christ lived out in the community in which they find themselves.
New intentional gatherings, who previously did not see themselves as ‘church’, and who through hospitality, Christian community, faith reflection and compassion, live out the Way of Christ within the community in which they find themselves.
Geoff Wellington and Mark Faulkner make up the Saltbush team. At this stage we are also seeking full time Uniting Church Minister to play a significant online role. As a team we will work to build relationships across vast distance and support people who are willing to explore new and creative ways of gathering as Christian community.
Rev. Mark Faulkner is a Uniting Church Minister and has served in diverse roles within the life of the church. Mark believes that the future of the church will be found in smaller, diverse gatherings of Christians who are willing to ponder life and faith in grounded, relational ways. Through his work he also affirms his belief in the wider body of the church as a way of encouraging and connecting these relational communities of faith.
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