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 to experience God’s love.

Luke Korthuis
Youth and Young Adult Pastor

Sue Pederson
Youth Ministry Assistant


Each Sunday (September-May) from 10:10-10:50, 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 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 is open by enrollment to students in grades 6-8. Confirmation classes take place during the Christian Education Classes (10:10-10:50 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


Fall/Winter Events

Students in grades 6-8

Service Project
Friday, November 15, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
We will be sorting food at UGM for those in need. We will grab ice cream after. No cost. Sign up on the clipboard or by emailing Sue.

Babysitting Night
Sunday, December 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 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.



Fall/Winter Events

Students in grades 9-12

Service Project
Saturday, November 16, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
We will need 10-12 students to partner with UGM to serve a hot lunch meal to their guests. No cost. Sign up on the clipboard or by emailing Sue.

Babysitting Night
Sunday, December 8, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
More info will be coming in your weekly email.

White Elephant Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Our annual 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!



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