Missions

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8:30 AM In-Person Worship 11 AM In-Person or Online Worship

Honduras Mission Exposure Trips

We are excited about your interest in joining us for one of our Honduras Mission Exposure Trips! The purpose of these short trips is to introduce you to the friends, partners, projects and culture that we have come to love in Honduras. You will spend time in Chamelecón with the families who are the beneficiaries of our Homes for Hope campaign, hear their stories and participate in a house-blessing. The trip will conclude in the beach town of Téla to discuss and debrief what you have experienced, and hopefully inspire you to return on a longer medical, vision, and dental mission in the future.
Trip Cost: $500 - covers airfare, ground transportation, food and lodging.

CLICK HERE to see trip dates and to register.

Salem Mission to Honduras

We are excited about your interest in joining Heart for Honduras Missions of Mercy! The purpose of these trips is to join with our Honduran partners (pastors and medical professionals) to conduct medical, vision, and dental brigades (clinics) for the poor and underserved in and around the cities of Santa Rosa de Copan and La Entrada. We work with local partners to meet the spiritual and physical needs of every person who comes to the brigade. No experience necessary.
Trip Cost:

$1000 - covers airfare, hotels, ground transportation, and most meals.

$750 - does not cover airfare.
Scholarships are available - Contact Paul Cheney - pcheney@salem4u.com

CLICK HERE to see trip dates and to register.

CLICK HERE for information and an FAQ about the trips.

Salem Mission to Africa

We are excited about your interest in joining our next Kenya Mission! The purpose of these trips is to join with our Kenyan pastors and health professionals to go home-to-home delivering malaria bed nets and conducting vision clinics for the poor and underserved in around the city of Migori. We work with local partners to meet the spiritual and physical needs of every person we serve.
Trip Cost: $1500 - covers airfare, hotels, ground transportation, and most meals.
Scholarships are available - contact Paul Cheney - pcheney@salem4u.com
CLICK HERE to see trip dates and to register.
CLICK HERE for Kenya FAQ

Where do you go when your home is washed away?

When Hurricane Eta slammed into Honduras as a Category 4 storm in November 2020, it centered on the area around San Pedro Sula. Residents of Chamelecón (population 50,000) who live on the river took the hardest hit. The Red Cross reported 2,000 families became homeless in that community. Salem has joined with faithful pastors and community leaders to help families rebuild their homes and their lives.

Donate today!    MORE INFORMATION

Reaching the World for Christ

Salem Lutheran Church is fully committed to seeing the Gospel spread throughout the world and in our own community. As part of our ongoing support of local ministries, Salem supports organizations year-round. CLICK HERE to see our local partners.

Local Mission Opportunities

BOX MISSIONS

Salem frequently partners with local ministries to raise awareness about their programs and assist their ministries materially. When we do, Mission Boxes are available in the church lobby. Take a new box, fill it, and return it to benefit the local ministry. Additionally, you can help assemble new boxes or deliver the filled boxes. To volunteer to assist with this ministry, contact Jill Boldt at jcboldt@salem4u.com.


DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM

Join a team to respond after a natural disaster has impacted our state or nation. Skills and needs will differ depending on the type of event.  Contact Kevin Pieper at kpieper@salem4u.com for information about current relief/rebuilding projects.


FAMILY SERVICE DAYS

Work with your family to serve other families in our community. We will coordinate projects that might involve painting, yard work, light construction, cleaning, cooking, letter-writing, crafts, and more. Build relationships with a team of other volunteers and with the people we serve.  Contact Jill Boldt at jcboldt@salem4u.com for information about current volunteer opportunities.


Helping Hands Ministry

Use your hands on skills to help local families, widows, elderly with projects around the house. Projects can range from the simple (light bulbs and ceiling fans) to the more complex (plumbing, construction, tree trimming, etc.) Work with other team members on larger projects. Contact Kevin Pieper at kpieper@salem4u.com for more information. 


PILL PACKING

Help our international mission teams prepare for the next mission by packing pills, cough drops, ointments, eye drops, and more. There will be safe jobs for young children, too.  For information about upcoming Pill Packing events, contact Jill Boldt at jcboldt@salem4u.com.


SALEM WOMEN IN MISSIONS (SWIM)

Join the bold and courageous sisters of Salem who gather monthly to make a difference in the world through mission projects, Bible study, and prayer. Meetings are on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-9 pm in Salem’s Fellowship Hall. EMAIL Clara Snow for more information.


All-Church Volunteer Opportunities

CARE MINISTRY

Work with Pastor Tim Carter to visit hospitals and homes to share hope from God in critical times and provide comfort and reassurance. There are also on-campus groups (GriefShare, Cancer Care, DivorceCare).  Visit our Care Page or contact Pastor Carter at tcarter@salem4u.com for more information. 


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Join our Children’s Ministry team to help Sunday morning programming run smoothly, teach students, greet families, or help out with events such as VBS and Trunk-or-Treat. To learn more, visit the Children’s Ministry page or email Erika Wegenke at ewegenke@salem4u.com.


CHURCH ONLINE HOST

Hundreds of devices connect to Salem’s Church Online every week. Welcome, interact, and offer prayer support to those worshipping with us online.  Contact Leslie Reese at lreese@salem4u.com for more information about volunteering with this ministry.


FACILITY VOLUNTEER TEAM

Connect with other volunteers from Salem who want to use their shared talents and interests to work with our facilities staff to make our building and landscaping look better.  Contact Siemone Burdge at sburdge@salem4u.com for more information or to volunteer.


GREETER TEAM & HOSPITALITY TEAM

Be the welcoming face that guests and members will see when they come to worship. You can be the first impression that starts to make Salem feel like home. Activities may include greeting or hospitality/coffee. Contact Jill Boldt at jcboldt@salem4u.com for more information or to join this team.


PARKING TEAM

Be the first person guests and members see when they come on campus. Smile and wave, give directions, provide umbrellas and shuttle people from the parking lot in golf carts. Help people feel welcomed before they even enter the building. Contact Kevin Pieper at kpieper@salem4u.com for more information or to join this team.


SAFETY TEAM

Grab a radio and an earpiece and help keep our campus safe on a Sunday morning. Communicate with first responders in the event of a medical or security event.  Contact Paul Cheney at pcheney@salem4u.com to learn more about volunteering with this team.


STUDENT MINISTRY VOLUNTEER TEAM

Join our Student Ministry team to help Sunday and Wednesday programming run smoothly, teach students, greet families, or help out with big events.  For more information, visit the  Student Ministry page or contact Tyler Tollefson at ttollefson@salem4u.com.


TECH TEAM (AUDIO/VIDEO/LIGHTING)

Join our Salem staff and learn how to provide technical support for worship services, meeting, conferences and other events held on campus.  Contact Shane DePute at sdepute@salem4u.com for more information about volunteering with this team.


WORSHIP ASSISTANT (USHER)

Ushers assist with seating members and guests in the worship center.  They are asked to assist with any needs that may arise in the worship center before, during, or after services.  Contact Leslie Reese at lreese@salem4u.com to learn more about this volunteer ministry.


WORSHIP TEAM (VOCAL, INSTRUMENTAL)

Use your musical talents to serve in one of our worship venues.  Contact Laura Pierson at lpierson@salem4u.com for more information about volunteering with this team.


Salem Lutheran School Volunteer Opportunities

SALEM SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

Assist office staff with tasks, be a substitute teacher, join the Watch DOGS, and more.  Contact Jessica Albers at jalbers@salem4u.com for more information about volunteer opportunities.


SALEM SCHOOL ATHLETIC/EVENT VOLUNTEER

Salem School hosts multiple athletic tournaments and several big events during the year. Join our athletic staff in managing these events in a variety of ways.  Contact Randy Rogers at rrogers@salem4u.com for more information about upcoming volunteer opportunities.


SALEM SCHOOL LIBRARY VOLUNTEER

Help keep the library in order, redecorate for theme changes, and help with the spring book fair.  Contact school Librarian, Heidi Schatte, at hschatte@salem4u.com for more information.


We'd love to hear from you

If you would like more information about Salem’s Missions Department and service opportunities, please contact our Missions Team by completing the form below.  Please allow 1-2 business days for a response. For immediate assistance, call 281-351-8223.