Raising Salt is a ministry of Montclair Community Church that provides the space for us to come together as a community to form elective style
classes to enrich the educational programs of homeschool families in our area. We work together to assist each other in exploring electives for our children. We each use our strengths to provide classes, experiences, and socialization our children need to enrich their education.
At this time we are concentrating on pre-k through grade 6 with the
intention of expanding in the future. We also have a nursery for younger
siblings to play during instruction time.
In one of the most famous passages in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus
said to His disciples (and, by extension, to His followers today), “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.” (Matthew 5:13; He followed this by saying that we were the light of the world.)
Jesus’ followers are the saving element of the human race. They have a
power of preservation which counteracts corruption and decay. As salt
prevents food from spoiling, so the disciples are to prevent the corruption of morals and preserve the truth. Amid our fallen world, Jesus asks us to do our parts to preserve humanity from receding into godless immorality and shine the light of Jesus to those around us. To be clear, God’s final Kingdom plans will happen, as prophesied in Revelation. His goodness triumphs over evil in the end. But, in the meantime, we are still asked by our Father to be the salt of the earth. We do this by trying to uphold His timeless biblical values out of our love for Him and by guiding our children in their faith. At times, this may mean we do what is right in God’s eyes – not ours. Even if it’s an unpopular cultural opinion or trend. We are committed to raising our children to preserve and shine the love and knowledge of God.