Connecting and Serving Students in Grades 6-12 and their Families.

Salem Youth Ministries partners with families and the wider church to connect students to one another and to Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in their relationship with Christ. Through experiential learning, worship, service and fun, students are challenged and equipped to live a “whole life” faith that shapes every aspect of their lives.

Our youth program utilizes the Orange curriculum and program to our youth ministries. Orange focuses on relevant, biblical teaching, engaging small-group interactions and intentional connection with and resourcing of parents. Our goal is to have students open themselves to God’s ongoing work in their lives beyond their time with us at Salem. Special events throughout the year will offer opportunities for fun, discipleship, meaningful service, and for inviting friends to come experience God’s love

Luke Korthuis
Youth and Young Adult Pastor
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Sue Pederson
Youth Ministry Assistant
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Sunday

Each Sunday (September-May) from 9:45-10:45, students in Grades 6-12 gather for Sunday School. Grades 6-8 each meet separately. Grade 6 centers on the Old Testament, Grade 7 on the New Testament and Church history, and Grade 8 on our statement of faith and the mission of the Church. These classes also represent Confirmation (see separate tab), but students do not need to be in Confirmation to participate. Grades 9-12 meet together in the youth room and will often break into elective classes from there.

Wednesday

Wednesday Bible studies (September-April) provide a mix of fun, connection, biblical teaching, and small group conversations. Middle School (grades 6-8) meets in room 13 from 6:45-8:00 p.m. High School (grades 9-12) meets in room 16 (youth room) from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation is open by enrollment to students in grades 6-8. Confirmation classes take place during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:45 a.m.), and are designed to engage students in basics of the Bible and Christian faith. Beyond the classwork and weekly devotional exercises, students have the opportunity to take field trips to other churches, engage in service projects, and go on a fall retreat. For more information, contact Pastor Mark Pattie.

Special Events

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
FALL/WINTER EVENTS

Students entering grades 6-8

Paintball
DATE CHANGE to September 23 || 2:00-7:00 p.m.
You guessed it! We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem at 2:00 p.m. and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be back at Salem about 7:00 p.m. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register by Wednesday, September 19.

Confirmation Retreat
September 28-30

Confirmation Students! Join us as we head up to Covenant Pines Bible Camp for our Confirmation Retreat. Get ready for games, lessons, and fun camp activities! More information to be shared in Confirmation class.

Junior High MEA @ CPBC
October 17-19
Life is crazy. Even for middle schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends, and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online at covenantpines.org or on a paper form!
Cost: $123 (by Sept. 3) $138 (by Oct. 1) $153 (after Oct. 1) Salem Discount Code & Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip
October 27 || 5:30-10:00 p.m.

We’re headed to Afton Orchard for an evening of corn mazes, hayrides, and fun times with friends! Bring a few friends and a bag dinner. Cost is $15. Register online or with Sue!

Zero Gravity
November 9 || 7:00-10:15 p.m.

Bring a few friends and join us for our Middle School Zero Gravity Adventure! We will be leaving Salem at 7:00 p.m. and head to grab some ice cream together! Then we will head to Zero Gravity for jumping and laser tag! Cost is $15. Parental consent waiver needed. Register online or with Sue!

MS Christmas Party
December 19 || 6:45-8:00 p.m.

Join us for good snacks and fun games as we celebrate Christmas here at Salem! A great evening to bring a friend!

Snow Tubing
December 27 || 3:00-8:00 p.m.

Join us while we go snow tubing for the afternoon! We will head to Eko Backen for some snow tubing and then bring money for dinner after! Cost: $15

                            

HIGH SCHOOL
FALL/WINTER EVENTS

Students entering grades 8-12

Paintball
September 23 || 2:00-7:00 p.m.

We will be headed to Wisconsin for some paintball! We will gather at Salem at 2:00 p.m. and head out and play paintball for a few hours. We will stop for dinner on the way back and be back at Salem about 7:00 p.m. Cost is $40 ($30 for paintball, $10 for stopping on the way home) Additional paintballs can be purchased: $6 for 100 paintballs, $20 for 500 paintballs. Parental consent waiver required. Register by Wednesday, September 19.

Senior High MEA @ CPBC
October 19-21
Life is crazy. Especially for High Schoolers. Between school, sports, plays, choir, friends, and family, it’s difficult to make time for God. Register online or with one of the forms on this board! Cost: $130 (by Sept. 3) $145 (by Oct. 1) $170 (after Oct. 1) Salem Discount Code & Scholarships available, ask Luke!

Orchard Trip
October 27 || 5:30-10:00 p.m.

We’re headed to Afton Orchard for an evening of corn mazes, hayrides, and fun times with friends! Bring a few friends and a bag dinner. Cost is $15. Register online or with Sue!

Craft Fair Fundraiser
November 3
This is a HUGE fundraiser for the youth ministries, so we need everyone to participate. There is an opportunity to serve on Friday for setup and baking or on Saturday for the fair and tear down. Shift sign up available soon. The money raised will help us with our Mission Trip 2019!

Vertical Endeavors Climbing Adventure
November 18 || 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Let’s climb! Bring a friend and join us for a trip to Vertical Endeavors! We will gather at Salem at 3:00 p.m. and head to Vertical Endeavors for a couple hours of climbing, then head out for a later dinner! Cost is $30 ($22 for climbing and $8 for dinner). Parental consent waiver required. Register online or with Sue!

White Elephant Christmas Party!
December 19 || 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Our annual Christmas Party! Join us as we head to the Walker house for our White Elephant Christmas Party! Bring a friend and a funny, appropriate white elephant gift to share. Games, snacks, and fun provided! Let Luke know if you have questions!

Bowling/Movie Night
December 28
Stay tuned for details!

SALT Dates:
September 9, October 14, November 11, December 16

Click HERE for scholarship application, if needed.

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