The S.A.L.T. Mission:
When we live our lives by the great commandment, 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, the great commission becomes our priority. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
We are never released from our Lord’s commission to the church to reach, win and train the lost. We never retire from fulfilling God’s purpose for His people. As Seniors we should re-purpose our time, talents, resources and experiences towards taking an active part in reaching our community. How sad it would be if we failed to reach the lost Seniors of our community. Even worse, those in our own church. A recent poll revealed a shocking statistic. 70% of church members are lost, without Christ. With these things in mind, retire means we have more time to involve ourselves in the greatest endeavor of mankind, spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
That means that every fellowship we have, every event we attend, every outreach in which we participate should be centered on the core mission of the Senior Ministry of FBCAL. That is, to welcome the uncommitted church member, the unsaved friends, family, acquaintances and those believers who are unchurched. Not only will we love the Lord, worship Him together, strengthen our friendships and enjoy our time together but we will also have the opportunity to win the lost.
Together in Christ