About us

Salem’s Mission Statement, Objectives, and Beliefs

As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the WORD of God, we exist to make disciples throughout the world for time and for eternity, using the Gospel to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.

Objectives

1. To proclaim the law and the gospel, to lead sinners to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ for life and salvation (2 Timothy 4:2; Luke 24:26-48).

2. To strengthen believers in faith and sanctification through the means of grace (Romans 10:17).

3. To equip believers as disciples, stewards, and witnesses for sharing the gospel of Jesus with our fellow mankind (Ephesians 4:11-12).

This We Believe

We believe, teach, and confess that our hope for heaven and eternal life with God rests alone in Jesus Christ, God’s Son. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we can be saved.” (Acts 4:12)

We believe, teach, and confess that the salvation won for us by Christ becomes ours by a Spirit-worked faith in Jesus as our Savior. “No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 12:3)

We believe, teach, and confess that salvation is by grace alone– not by personal merit, but by God’s mercy. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith– and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast.”(Ephesians 2:8-9)

We believe, teach, and confess that the Bible is the verbally, inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. God’s Word is the only source of our doctrine and the only guide for all our practices. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16)

Salem is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS)

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