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We want your youth to live a lifetime guided by their faith in Jesus, surrounded by Christian community, and finding purpose in their vocational callings.

SaLem is a FAMILY

 

Salem Student Ministry helps make that happen in partnership with parents through small groups,  youth nights, Bible study, worship, camps, and more. Check out a few simple ways to plug-in to this student ministry below!

 
 
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YOUTH
NIGHT

Youth Nights are where students gather to hangout, play games, worship, and hear a devotion.

*Friday Night 6-8pm:

CLUB56 & JR. HIGH

*Sunday Night 6-8pm:

HIGH SCHOOL

*alternating weeks, see schedule

CLUB56 is for 5th and 6th graders! We spend the first 30 minutes playing energetic games, often that serve as object lessons for the devotion. After a snack and water, students participate in an interactive devotion before heading home with parents! Every other Friday, 6-8pm

JR. HIGH NIGHT is for 7th and 8th grade students the first 30 minutes is spent playing games or doing an activity together. Then students hear a message and worship, before they head home with parents! Jr. High happens at the same time as CLUB56 in different locations. Every other Friday, 6-8pm

HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT is for 9th-12th graders. High School students are pulled in a lot of directions between sports, school, church, work, and applying for colleges. This event is a chance for students to slow down and be renewed by hearing God's Word and spending time in community. Lessons are more conversational and may include games, projects, and more! Every other Sunday, 6-8pm

 

Groups

SSM Groups are a new part of Salem Student Ministry! They are designed to help you grow your faith in a small group of other Christians, by meeting together regularly to share life and faith together!

Groups are a blast, and you grow really close with the people in your group, especially when hard things happen (like 2020). Groups meet at the homes of students once a month, and study curriculum provided by SSM!

It's easy to jump into a Group! Just click the button below, find a group with people in your area, and join!

*if you're interested in starting a group, email adougherty@salemorange.com

 

CoNFiRMATiOn

Confirmation is a one-year program for students who want to dive deeper into the Christian faith.

Some of the topics include...

Ten Commandments

Apostle's Creed

Lord's Prayer

Baptism

Communion

Confession + Forgiveness

Things kick off with a weekend retreat at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Ed Center.

For their final project, students will write their personal Faith Story and share it in a speech at a Testimony Night for family and friends.

*Classes happen in-person, once a month on Sunday nights 6-8pm. There are reading and projects that are done at home between classes. Each student is also asked to bring a parent or supportive adult to each class with them.

**This program runs Oct to Sept every year for students in 7th - 10th grade. 

What's New?

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We'Re Going to Camp!

Beginning this fall, you have the chance to go to camp with SSM! Whether you are in Jr. High or High School there are chances for you to deepen your faith in Jesus by getting away and studying the Word with your friends!

Camps are a great chance to refocus, reprioritize, and most of all, be restored by the grace of Jesus Christ. They also give you the chance to grow in community with others. Don't wait, request info or reserve your spot now!

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Get SsM ShirTS + HATs

SSM is very excited to release exclusive merchandise for our youth ministries. On this site, you can also add an additional donation to your order, and all proceeds go directly back into the ministry to provide scholarships for camps, pay for youth events, and more!

Sizing is all adult, and measurement info is available on the product pages.

Let's get our merch on!

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Stay updated!

Do know how to stay up-to-date with info from SSM? Take these three steps now to make sure you're on top of things in the New Year!

1. Get Weekly Updates with our SSM emails that go out every Monday. They even include devotions and discussion questions curated for easy family conversation!

2. Access News Quickly with our Linktree. This is a hub for all the information you need for upcoming events, as well as documents like waivers, registration forms, and more. Want easier access? Save the link as a bookmark on your phone's home page!

3. Share Prayers on our anonymous prayer board! We at SSM pray for these requests every week, so help is literally a click away. Just click the screen and type your request!

 
 

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

God continues to be so faithful to our ministry to young people at Salem! In 2021, after a year of covid, we were able to add more youth nights, go to camps for the first time in years, grow our discipleship pathways like Confirmation, and more! In 2022, we have even more planned, like a brand new youth building, more family ministry events, new small groups, and we need your help getting there...

If you feel led by the Holy Spirit to give and support our goals, click the button and select "YOUTH (6th-12th) in the dropdown category box.