Besides serving the Arabic-speaking community in the greater Auckland, New Zealand area, SALT has developed a new model for Arab ministries. This new model will integrate technology at each phase of church planting process, enabling Arab Christians to access training, education, and counseling services in both Arabic and English language by qualified professionals.
To reach the Arab world with the Good News, technology is absolutely essential. Old stereotypes of third world countries are vanishing as technology rapidly expands into these areas. Did you know that a Gallup study in 2010 showed that 69% of young Arabs, ages 15–29, have access to the Internet in the middle-income Arab countries and 87% of them have cellular phone access?
For this reason, SALT has established an Arabic virtual community, complete with online pastoral care services, Biblical education, and mentoring relationships for future English speaking workers and Arabic speaking Christians.
By providing an online medium for Biblical education, counseling, and leadership development, SALT will meet the spiritual, mental, and emotional needs necessary to support the existing churches and make the newly planted ministries a success.
- To view Gallup study, please click here.