We want our students to experience three things
-Know and live God's word
-Grow together in Christ
-Share Jesus with our friends
- I will know and live God's word because that is how we get to know and love God.
- I will commit to christian, biblical community, because that is how I grow in my faith and overcome sin.
- I will share Jesus with my friends because that is how the church grows.
At SSM, we long to know and live God’s word, 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.