For nearly 23 years of ministry with Christian Impact Ministries (CIM), we have seen many changes occur within this God-birthed evangelistic ministry. From January 1996 to May 2010, CIM produced, printed and mailed out our monthly ministry newsletter, "Savior's Seasonings," to over 1200 families, churches and Christian businesses free of any charge. We did so as a primary means to help keep Christians informed on today's issues through the spiritual prism of a Biblical worldview and Biblically equip them for Christ-led action and engagement in the public square. Ironically, watchman-type ministries such as CIM need to be able to expeditiously alert today's families to current events and issues that today often change multiple times within the span of a few hours. Understanding the growing impact of the digital age of news and social media, we began to see an expanding time lag / delay in the status of current issues from the time we produced the newsletter stories until the moment it reached the hands of our ministry constituents - often taking no shorter than four weeks in turn around times. That amount of time delay is simply not unacceptable with the technologies available today and the ever-increasing pace of news events in the 21st Century. So in the context of our trying to utilize every means available to us to deliver our ministry resources in a timely, efficient and most cost-effective manner, we decided to launch this website (SaltBlog) which replaced our longstanding print edition of Savior's Seasonings newsletter in early 2011.
The purpose of this SaltBlog assists us in our God-given role "to help evangelistically equip believers to be informed on the spiritual and moral issues of our day and to be equipped with the Biblical tools and opportunities for responding in faith by Christ-centered action." (1 Chronicles 12:32) In this God-assigned role, we understand that the Lord has uniquely called this timely ministry to serve as His Spiritual "Watchman on the Wall" just as Isaiah 21:6-7 declares, "Put a watchman on the city wall. Let him shout out what he sees ... let the watchman be fully alert!" Due to a technical glitch with the host of this Blog page, we lost most of the site's history / resource data which we had posted and accumulated over several years of ministry. In this interim period, we created a FaceBook page for this ministry whereby we post timely articles using the similar at form of social media for the purposes of expanding our ministry 'footprint' and perhaps reaching a wider audience. For the present time, we will utilize our FaceBook page as our primary posting site until this SaltBlog is either re-designed and re-populated with new, more current articles or we are able to secure a new web hosting service with a completely new webpage format which we are currently researching. We know - through credible news sites and various Christian ministries - that FaceBook has sadly been caught censoring many Christian ministries and conservative news outlets who we at CIM use as news sources for many of our articles. That stated, our CIM FaceBook page may be subject to have those same restrictions / limitations placed on us as well at some point in the coming future. Hence, we are actively seeking a web page format whereby such limitations and/or restrictions will not impede the kingdom work of honoring our mission and vision of this ministry. Thank you for your patience and gracious understanding.