In Matthew 5, Jesus told a group of disciples that they are salt and light.  "You are the salt of the earth," he said; "you are the light of the world."  Jesus added commentary to both of these statements. (You can read Matthew 5:13-15 for yourself.)  Christians regularly think of themselves as light.  That's not a stretch; but we don't often call ourselves salt.  How is a Christian the salt of the earth?  There are generally two approaches here.  Either Christians are a preservative like salt or a flavor additive like salt.  In either case, the salt is hard to see but very important.  In both situations the salt is in it.  After it's added it's a part of it.  There's no taking it away.  So we like to think that a Salty Believer is not an angry believer as the world might think, but a believer who is in the world but not of the world.  A Salty Believer is a Christian who is really in it, bring preservation and flavor to the world. is a hub for ministry conversation.  It's a place to find ideas and resources, learn about what's going on in other areas, among different ministries.  And hopefully, this is a place and a community that helps you grow closer to God and become the salt of the earth.

Bryan Catherman serves as the Lead Conversation Facilitator and General Editor for  He also writes many articles, provides in-class in person or via streaming media, provides pre-recorded training, manages this website, and hosts Salty Believer Unscripted.  Brett Ricley serve as Conversation Facilitator, provides in-class and pre-recorded training, and often co-hosts Salty Believer Unscripted.  Jared Jenkins also occasionally co-hosts Salty Believer Unscripted would not be what it is without our podcast guests and guest authors.  (If you'd like to submit an article or be a guest on the podcast, please reach out the Bryan here.) Authors:

Bryan Catherman
Lisa Catherman
Scott Catoe
Derek Earl
Dave Earley
Jared Jenkins
Brett Ricley
Nicole Ricley
Tom Swanner

Salty Believer Unscripted Hosts:

Bryan Catherman
Jared Jenkins
Brett Ricley

Salty Believer Unscripted Interns:

Benjamin Pierce (past intern)
Josiah Walkers (present intern)

Salty Believer Unscripted Guests: 

Danny Braga
Jim Britts
Stephen Brucker
Clint Calvert
Justin Christopher
Mike Clements
Andy Conroy
Michael Cooper
Kyle Costello
Enoch Dutson
Jennie Dutson
Derek Earl
Travis Freeman
Matthew Fretwell
Ben Fust
George H. Guthrie
Jim Hamilton
Zak Harris
Warren Haynes
Howard Hendricks
Jeff Iorg
Rich Johnstone
Peyton Jones
Travis Kerns
Josh Lallatin
Rob Lee
Gary Leiderbach
Temper Longman III
Kevin Lund
Tim Lunn
Adam Madden
Robert Marshall
Rick Melick
Albert Mohler
Dave Nelson
Dale Noe
Sean Patrick
J.D. Payne
Jennifer Peach
Tina Pelton
Vance Pitman
Robert Plummer
Justin Raulston
Jania Rindels
Ryan Rindels
Nik Ripken
Josh Seafkow
Anthony Smith
Chris Smith
Randy Stinson
Tom Swanner
Kerryn Talbot
Josiah Walker
Daryl Watts
Trevin Wax
Al Weeks
Les Wesley
Lynn Wilder
Douglas Wilson
Bobby Wood