Life Groups

Leading others into a growing, vital
& wider relationship with
Jesus Christ.

Experience heartfelt worship, good friends and a refreshing look into God’s Word. The church is committed to coming alongside families in a way that helps.

We are a community of faith who want to follow Jesus.
We’d love you to come and find out more about why a life of faith is vital for every person.

Life Groups are gatherings of 3-9 people that meet in various
homes or at Salem UMC throughout the week for up to 1 1/2 hours and they answer together the question, “How is your life with God?” By answering this question with authenticity, while encouraging each other in faith and love, provides the catalyst for real life change as the Holy Spirit gives us grace. This is not an accountability group, it is an encouragement group.

These groups are no “Holy Huddle” or “Holy Clique.” They are organized to encourage each person for real life change through the continual work of the Holy Spirit to help them lead a life full of love as Jesus showed the world. Life Groups seek to grow in the Fruit of the Spirit (characteristics of a life lived in faith): love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (or temperance). (Galatians 5:22-23)

John Wesley taught that Christian perfection, or holiness, is to love God and others with our whole selves, with all of our strength, following Jesus’ Greatest Commandments in Matthew 22:37-39.

Jesus also commissioned all of those who would follow him as disciples (students or learners) to make more disciples sharing of their faith after confessing of their sins and receiving forgiveness; thereby, they would start living a new life of rejecting evil and doing good out of gratitude. (Matthew 28:16-20)

If and when a person is ready to profess their own faith in Jesus Christ and commit to faithfully participate with their prayers, presence, gifts and service to the congregation of Salem UMC become members of the church. Membership is never required for participation, just for the ability to vote as leadership in the local church.