Adult Discipleship

Adult Learning Opportunities

As a community called to discipleship in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world. There are many opportunities for adult discipleship at Salem Lutheran Church, which include:

Women of Salem Gatherings for fellowship, growing in faith, and service.


• Lydia Circle: Meets through Zoom or in-person at Salem Lutheran Church, study from Gather, making of baptismal banners, support of the Children’s Home.


• Naomi Circle: Meets fellowship in homes or Salem Lutheran Church, study from various resources.


• Rebecca Circle: First Tuesday morning at Salem Lutheran Church, study from Gather magazine.


• Salem Mom’s Group: Meets on Fridays at 1pm on Zoom.


• Women of Salem Peoria, IL: Facebook Fellowship Salem women oriented for encouragement, opportunity updates, sharing.


• Quilters: Plans and makes of special memories quilts for Salem Lutheran Church high school seniors and banners for special occasions.

Salem Churchmen meet the third Monday each month over Zoom at 7pm.

Salem Churchmen are blessed to be able to give in both the community as well as our congregation. Salem Churchmen organize the Annual Church Picnic, and the spring and fall work days.


Salem Churchmen also have a Bachmann Scholarship, which enables deserving members of our youth, encouraging them in their college educations. The Salem Churchmen also help our young people attend Leadership Lab to encourage the development of their leadership skills and faith at Augustana College.

Our seniors group, Seniors of Salem, was organized to provide a vibrant, meaningful, and ongoing fellowship opportunity for the members of the congregation who are age 60 and/or retired.

Adult Fellowship is an adult social group who get together for a fun event, such as a wine & cheese party, golf or a concert. It’s a chance to get to know each other and do something fun with other Christians.


Currently Adult Fellowship meets over Zoom at least once a month or for coffee hour on Sundays at 11am on Zoom.

In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor