Salem Students is meeting in person and online!
Each Wednesday, we are meeting in person while practicing social distancing. If weather permits, we will hold our youth worship service outdoors by the gym. In case storms are a possibility, we will hold our meetings in the gym and set the chairs up 6 feet apart. In conjunction with our in person worship service, Pastor Russ is hosting an online Bible Study every Wednesday at 6:45 PM with Zoom as well as streamed to Instagram. These meetings will be live streamed during our regular worship service. We ask that all students practice social distancing and refrain from coming in person if they are feeling unwell. Following our meetings, all areas will be sanitized.
We want our students to experience four things
- Spiritual Growth - I will know and live God's word because it is our authority for life and faith.
- Worship - I will be all in for His glory because Jesus gave it all.
- Community - I will commit to christian, biblical community, because God wants us to reflect Jesus in our relationships.
- Outreach - I will share Jesus with my friends because people being saved matters to God, so it matters to us.
At SSM, we long to know and live God’s word, be all in for his glory, grow together in Christ, and share Jesus with friends. For us, we want the teenagers in Surry County to have a place to belong. Community is heavily emphasized because we believe that Christians are made for biblical community!
Salem Student Ministry exists to make Jesus famous and to equip students to own and share their faith. While there are many fun and exciting events, everything that is done falls under the thrust of knowing and living God's word, growing in Christ, and sharing faith. A typical Wednesday night consists of snacks, games, fellowship, a time of teaching from the Bible, discussion, and prayer.
Salem Student Ministry meets on Wednesday evening from 6:45 - 8:15 in the Student Room (E121). A Sunday night small group emphasizes student leadership, accountability, and discipleship and meets at the home of Pastor Russ and Leah Billo. There are two Sunday school classes available during both hours (9:15 and 10:45) in the Student Room (E121).
One thing we stress is that students are not just the church of tomorrow, they are the church of today. In light of that, the desire is to see students involved in the life of the local church, serving and using their talents for the glory of God, and sharing their faith with their peers. By the time a student graduates, the hope is that they have made a personal decision to follow Jesus and they are actively owning their faith by growing in God's word, serving in the church, and sharing Jesus with their peers.
Student Leadership day of Training
On August 15th from 9am-4pm, we will join at Randy Pope's barn in Surry County for a day of leadership training. We will provide lunch and snacks. For this training, there will be devotions led by SSM volunteers, a time of worship, training sessions, and some team building games. This will be an excellent opportunity to build community in our student ministry, as well as prepare our students to be committed leaders in our student ministry. Please fill out the form below to join us! We will send out information on location to those who sign up.