LIVING LIVES OF LOVE with God, in community, on mission

Local Outreach

Living as a Sent One

Salem's local Reach and Send Ministry mentors believers to effectively reach out to the 160,000+ people in our Metro who currently have no connection to Jesus Christ.

The good news of Jesus is best seen, heard and understood in the context of relationships lived out in the everyday lives of Christians intentionally living on God's mission at work, at school, in our neighborhoods and where we hang out to rest and have fun.

To help you identify the people that God has placed around you, read "Living a Life of Love"

"Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21

Salem Based Ministries

Life Groups

Life Groups are groups of 6-30 adults that get together on a weekly basis to pursue God together, live life together in community and engage in a shared mission. 

As followers of Jesus, we need one another to help us grow as disciples of Christ and if we engage in God’s mission together we can be more effective and encouraged to live out our faith. These discipleship groups are small enough to care and large enough to dare to reach out to those not yet connected to Jesus. 

Check out our Life Groups and see how you could join others in living on mission together.

“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.” Acts 5:42

Living Free

Living Free is a caring community of fellow strugglers gathering each week in an environment where God’s grace empowers us to live free from the chains of addictions. As people created in the image and likeness of God we all have incredible value and worth and as we look to Jesus He renews us and restores us to see ourselves through His eyes.

To learn more, fill out this form and we will connect you with Rod Broderson.

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

Team Boaz

Team Boaz is a collaboration of Salem, Lutheran Social Services, Olivet Lutheran Church and Bethel Church. The mission of Team Boaz is to show God’s love to New American/Refugee families in the community by providing good used bikes. We collect, repair and distribute bikes to those who need a reliable source of transportation for the summer months.

Bikes for Team Boaz Ministry to New Americans

Sudanese Fellowship

The Sudanese Fellowship is a gathering of families and individuals from Africa who are New Americans that desire to pursue God together. They gather for worship and teaching at Salem Central on the first and third Sunday afternoons of each month.

If you are interested in learning more contact Thomas Inyu by filling out this form.

Sheltering Churches

In partnership with Central Cities Ministry and numerous area Churches, Salem serves as one of the overflow shelter sites during a portion of the cold winter months for those who find themselves homeless.

If you are interested in learning more contact Dave Engstrom by filling out this form.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8

Local Reach Partners

We recognize that a single church is not called to or capable of reaching our Metro alone. Salem partners with ministries, organizations and programs that are passionate to make a difference in the lives of those outside the church. Some of these partners are supported financially; others are supported through prayer, volunteers or the use of our facilities.