Small Groups - SALT

Relationship, community, friends - we all need them. Each has a unique meaning, but together they all mean "having people to do life with". We are hard wired to desire that kind of closeness. Without it there is an intense hole left in our hearts. With that closeness, the converse is true, and there is an intense joy in our life. But connections like this are hard to come by. They require some difficult things: time, trust, mutual respect, common  interest, vulnerability, transparency, openness and honesty. That's a scary list for a lot of people.


In ancient days though, there was a way to mix your life with someone else's without fear or apprehension, and it was simple. Today most relationships seem to be missing this element - a way to mix our life with others. The ancients had a simple way to symbolize the mixing of lives - they used salt. Let me  explain. Two-thousand years ago people carried a bag of salt on their hip. When they entered into an agreement with someone, they reached into their bag for the salt. The other person would do the same and they would then mix their salt together. This simple act communicated much - their lives were mixed and could not be separated. Their lives were intertwined. Don't you love that image? The best part is that God started by mixing His life with ours. He told us that He would never separate Himself from us. Our lives would be forever intertwined with Him - now that is a pattern to follow! We are praying that you find relationship with God and people here at Libby Christian. 

Big Church

Small Community

We realize the need for relationship. Our Sunday worship services provide a large group fellowship to sing songs of praise, take communion, pray and listen to God's Word preached, but there is also a need to know people in ways that are not possible in the large group setting. We have small groups in the church body to fill this need called "SALT Groups" (Serving Alongside in Life Together). These are small groups that meet in homes to study the Bible, build friendships and provide support and encouragement to each other. 


Click here for SALT Group FAQ'S

Find a SALT Group

Groups come in all shapes and sizes — married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids...you get the idea. No matter where you are in life, there’s a group for you. Ready to dive in? Click here to email Dean Byrns who will help you find a group that is a good fit for you, and if you would rather give Dean a call you can do that at 293-3747. 


Don't just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying . When God's people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality. Bless those who persectue you. Don't curse them; pray that God will bless them . Be happy with those who are happy, and weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with each other. Don't be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don't think you know it all! 



Romans 12:9-16 (New Living Translation)